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Evidence of the Affair

Title: Evidence of the Affair

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Published: 20th September 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Epistolary Novel, Fiction

Pages: 88

Start Date: 9th July 2022

Finish Date: 9th July 2022


The repercussions of an illicit affair unfold in this short novel. A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she has never met. A choice that will forever change both their lives. The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each scratch of their pens, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where they go from here.

The story is told entirely through letters of two strangers comforting each other and two illicit lovers.


This is a short story written by Taylor Jenkins Reid about two people whose spouses are having an affair with each other. The two begin to build a friendship based on an awkward common bond. As their friendship blossoms, they struggle with what to do. Should they confront their spouses? Do they want to start life afresh or try recapturing the magic they once had with their spouses? Carrie and David are unsure what their spouses' next step will be.

Taylor Jenkins Reid holds your attention from start to finish and throws in a twist for good measure. It is astonishing how satisfying, how poignant. How powerful a story like this can be, and while I felt she took me on a complete journey in a short number of pages, I would love to see more of Carrie and David's life.

In my opinion, this story is told in letters was the perfect way for it to be said.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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