The second stunning novel from Lucy Dawson - what happens when good friends turn bad...
When Alice meets Gretchen for the first time, it feels a bit like falling in love. Life's got a bit boringly grown-up of late: weekends at weddings and baby-showers, celebrating friends' transitions to a life she isn't quite up for yet, and, at home, a sweet-and-stable boyfriend she suspects she's outgrown. Gretchen Bartholomew, with her air of impulsiveness and intuitive style, is that rarest of things: a proper, new friend who knows how to have fun. Even the added complication of Gretchen's gorgeous brother, Bailey, might actually be just what Alice needs. Before she knows what's hit her, Alice's brilliant new best friend is turning her world upside down.
But Gretchen has a dark secret, which - like a grenade ticking in her hand - won't stay hidden for ever. The explosion may teach them both more than they ever wanted to know about how female friendships can go wrong.
Lucy Dawson s debut novel puts every woman s nightmare into words... You ll feel her distress as she struggles to deal with the deceit that surrounds her. You ll turn pages in anticipation as she attempts to pull off her plan for revenge...His Other Lover is dark, compelling and will leave you with an uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach. You ll be kept guessing about what lies in store for Mia, right until the bitter end...A dark twist on the usual chick lit. 5 stars - Heat (4 weeks in Heat chart)
A captivating debut that will have readers cheering on Mia and her underhand tactics - Chick Lit Club
Debut author Lucy Dawson plays a clever game in this chick-lit novel with a difference... Full of wry humour and neat observations on life and relationships, His Other Lover has an interesting psychology and a knowing edge. Dawson, it seems, is a new author to watch - Lancashire Evening Post
If you like your chick lit with a bit of a twist, then His Other Lover by Lucy Dawson is for you... His Other Lover is most definitely a cut above some other chick lit books I ve read, and reaches dark places which other novels in the genre would steer well clear of, on the way to a thought-provoking ending - Peterborough Evening Telegraph
The twists and turns in this plot about the dark side of relationships set it apart from the usual chick-lit novel - Wigan Evening Post