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Publisher Description

“Happiness at someone else’s expense came at a price. Tia had imagined judgment from the first kiss that she and Nathan shared. All year, she’d waited to be punished for being in love, and in truth, she believed that whatever consequences came her way would be deserved.”

Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption.

Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother.

Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He promised he’d never stray again, and she trusted him.

But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted.

Riveting and arresting, The Comfort of Lies explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal.

Fiction & Literature
February 12
Atria Books

Customer Reviews

Srwcapecod ,

Beach Read

I liked this book, but I have read better. I would classify this as a "beach read" as there is no heavy thinking involved. I thought the characters were well developed--I liked them and also disliked them. Tia is heavily flawed, Juliette is obsessed and a very strange character, and Caroline is a little strange as a professional woman who isn't strong enough to tell her controlling husband exactly what she wants in life. Nathan, Juliette's husband, who causes these three women to come together, is a college professor who is a sleazy guy. He doesn't outright lie, but he doesn't tell the whole truth which is the premise to the story. It is a pager turner, however, I thought the ending would be a little stronger.

uprise24 ,

It held my interest...

...off and on. Had a little trouble keeping characters straight, but a pretty interesting situation. 😐

BeanyMom ,

Kept me busy

The book kept me entertained for a couple of days and the ending was about as lackluster as any I've ever read. Whatev.

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