Freedman’s debut novel exposes the complexities and impact of an affair by reliving one week from the perspectives of each person involved — the wife, the husband and the mistress. The confused inner thoughts of the characters and surprising plot twists make this novel exceptionally engaging, and the final pages will leave readers pondering exactly what it means to love.
Looking up an address in her husband’s phone, Kathy Walker comes across a name she hoped she would never see again — Stephanie Burroughs. Six years ago, Kathy accused her husband, Robert Walker, of having an affair with Stephanie, so seeing that name again, and the little red flag next to it, rekindles all of Kathy’s pain, doubt and suspicion. As Kathy searches for solid proof of her husband’s affair, their individual stories conclude in an intense and emotional confrontation. (KENSINGTON, Feb., 322 pp., $15.00)