|Pages/Publication Date:||647 / 1999|
Londoners Tom and Octavia Fleming seem to have the perfect power marriage, balancing high-powered jobs, a busy social scene, and life with their three children. When Octavia discovers that Tom has been having a series of affairs, however, she questions everything about the life they have led. In this 1999 novel by the author of A Perfect Heritage and Another Woman, nothing can prepare Octavia for learning the identity of Tom's mistress, and she subsequently decides to exact revenge against her unfaithful husband. After Tom splits up with his girlfriend—a troubled young woman who has a chaotic life of her own—she also wants to get back at him, and she will be more brutal still than Octavia.