Evidence of the Affair…by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Posted December 17, 2018 by Karen in Books, Mini Review, Reviews /

Evidence of the Affair…by Taylor Jenkins ReidEvidence of the Affair

by: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Published by:Amazon Original Stories on September 2, 2018
Genres:Literary Fiction, Short Story
Format: Mobi (Kindle file)
Source: Amazon Prime Reading
Pages:115
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

The repercussions of an illicit affair unfold in this short story by bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Dear stranger…

A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives.

My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you…

The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.

Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken.



‘Evidence of the Affair’ is a short story by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It is an Amazon exclusive ebook (If you have Amazon Prime you can check out select books for free including this one). It revolves around David and Carrie and is in an epistolary (letter writing) format. When Carrie finds evidence that her husband is having an affair, she writes to the woman her husband is having the affair with’s husband, David. Carrie and David begin corresponding by mail, sharing their betrayal.

 

This story begs a few questions. Why are more books not set in the 1970’s? Why don’t I read more short stories? Where has Taylor Jenkins Reid been all my life?

I adored ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid. When one of my favorite book tubers talked about ‘ Evidence of the Affair’, I knew I had to pick this

one up.

I really loved David and Carrie and felt for them both. I loved how the reader only finds out information through David and Carrie’s letters. I loved how it took place before email and cell phones, when people still communicated via hand written letters. I loved how I didn’t see the twist ending coming.

 

This is such a quick read. The story is only 100 or so pages and since it’s in letter format it’s really short. This combined with it being a page turner leads it’s to being  easy to read in one sitting. It’s just an awesome little story.

Rating Breakdown
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Writing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Pacing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Cover
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Karen
Karen

About Karen

Karen is a native Orlandoian and still lives there with her family. She loves reading Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction ,’Chick Lit', YA, and Southern Fiction. Some of her favorite things are fuzzy animals, Bigalow tea, and air-conditioning.
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