When Paula finds out that her husband of eighteen years has been having an affair with his work colleague, instead of going in all guns blazing she decides she's going to play the long game and enact her own form of revenge on Robert and his mistress, Saskia. And better still she plans on getting Saskia's husband, Josh, on board too. It is going to be one epic act of retribution – if they can pull it off. Set in the world of TV drama – actors Robert and Saskia play an on-screen husband and wife – you'd be forgiven for thinking that the plot of this novel is something straight out of a soap opera special, replete with far-fetched twists, and curious double falsehoods, and it does all become a bit farcical. However, as with any good soap opera, everything goes, and sometimes the zanier, the better. (JC)
My Sweet Revenge, by Jane Fallon, is about a wife getting back at her cheating spouse. The summary says: "I want to make my husband fall back in love with me. Let me explain. This isn't an exercise in 1950s wifeydom. I haven't been reading articles in old women's magazines. 'Twenty ways to keep your man'. That couldn't be further from the truth. I want him to fall back in love with me so that when I tell him to get the hell out of my life he'll care. He won't just think, 'Oh good'. I want it to hurt.
Paula has had Robert's back since they got together as drama students. She gave up her dreams so he could make it. Now he's one of the nation's most popular actors. And Paula's just discovered he's having an affair.
She's going to remind Robert just what he's sacrificing. And then she's going to break his heart like he broke hers. It will be her greatest acting role ever. Revenge is sweet. Isn't it?" My Sweet Revenge is out in January 2017.