'So brilliant . . . It couldn't really be more timely . . . I highly recommend it' DOLLY ALDERTON
'I loved it. The writing is whipsmart and so witty' MARIAN KEYES
Jane Peters is an adrift twenty-something by day, and a world-weary agony aunt by night. But when an office party goes too far, Jane dissolves into the high-stakes world of being the Other Woman: a role she has the right advice for, but not the smarts to follow through on.
What starts out as a drunken mistake quickly unravels as Jane discovers that sex and power go hand-in-hand, and that it's hard to keep your head when you've become someone else's dirty little secret. And soon, her friendships, her sanity and even her life are put into jeopardy...
'Sharp, pithy and engaging' IRISH TIMES
'Deeply relatable and darkly comic . . . It'll have you nodding with familiarity, thinking, laughing - and crying - as you race towards the end' GRAZIA
'A future classic' JANE CASEY
AN Post Irish Book Awards Shortlisted - Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
No one ever intends to be “the other woman”. So when Jane Peters finds herself as someone’s dirty little secret, it’s fair to say her twenties aren’t going to plan. As this witty and gothic novel unfolds, Jane navigates her journey through womanhood in a male-dominated world. With its explorations of power dynamics at the office and in the bedroom, Caroline O’Donoghue's debut novel unveils an assured, whip-smart and timely voice.
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Painfully relevant, while also being very readable and funny
Any woman who has worked in an office/had an ill-judged romance/questioned their career and future will recognise elements of this book. Often very funny, but also painful in how accurately it represents the common every day sexism found in many workplaces. It absolutely captures the zeitgeist, while also being extremely readable - I finished it in a day, which is not usual for me!
Not woman at work
The author notes at the end of the book say this is a book about women and work. No, it is not. Women work all the time without sleeping with their boss and drinking to excess. The story is interesting on it own but when I read the author’s notes I decided I hated the book because she tried to make it a statement piece. The character of Deb appears to be an afterthought added in an attempt to add a non-stupid, vapid female character.