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Lover by Anna Raverat

On March 15, 2016

By Sophia Whitfield
Raveratís second novel is a carefully crafted tale about the disintegration of a marriage. The beauty of the novel lies in Raveratís ability to puncture the sorrow with moments of humour.

Kate is ten years into her marriage, a working mum with two young daughters, Hester and Milla. When she discovers her husband Adam has been sending emails to a woman on an online dating site she is devastated. She confronts her husband who admits to some of his misdemeanors.

The cheating Adam has been attempting to prop up his declining business while Kate earns the money to keep their family afloat. When everything falls apart, Kate is lost. She questions everything, and sleep becomes elusive.

Her mother, who arrives on the scene to help, dismisses the affair, after all her husband had one and she forgave him. But can Kate forgive Adam and move on?

As Kateís home life begins to unravel, her job in a global hotel chain becomes more demanding. She is desperate to make everything right for her children while holding down a job she needs.

This novel has a delightful supporting cast of characters who add colour and complexity to the story of heartbreak. The hotel scenes create entertaining interludes in the midst of Kate and Adamís collapsed marriage.

Lover is witty and wise and well worth adding to your reading list. Buy the book here.

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