The mistress. The Wife. Each has her own story…

Chloe, bright hip and single, is a features editor with ambitions to launch a magazine of her own. When she meets her potential new boss, she knows she shouldn’t mix business with pleasure, but finds it impossible to resist…

Maggie appears to have it all. She’s beautiful, a talented writer, and has a gorgeous husband. But something’s not quite right: his job as a magazine publisher is keeping him in the city until late most evenings, and some nights he doesn’t come home at all…

Told in alternating voices of the mistress and the wife, this story of an affair is a sharp, seductive take on modern love. Who, if anyone, comes out unscathed?

‘Rayner has a talent for turning domestic tragedies (widowhood, infertility and, here, adultery) into something quite special – amusing and astute studies in human resilience… An engaging, insightful portrait of infidelity, told with charm, Rayner plays it just right in the war zone of love.’


‘A wickedly funny menage a trois’

 


‘A highly promising debut,The Other Half is an insightful take on this increasingly common situation. For anyone who has either been a wife or a mistress, it will certainly ring true. And for anyone who’s been involved in a secret relationship, or is even considering an affair, it should be compulsory reading.’


Paperback: 234 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (7 Dec. 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1540792315

ISBN-13: 978-1540792310

The journey to publication

The Other Half and Getting Even were first published in the UK by Orion in 2001 and 2002. For a few years they were out of print but, following the success of One Moment, One Morning, many readers asked to get hold of these titles. So in 2012 Sarah spent several months rewriting both novels, and they were re-issued the following year. They have since found a new audience, and been translated into several languages – below left and centre left are the 2017 Russian editions. The latest UK edition of The Other Half includes illustrations by the author, and you can read how the book came about here. It all started with a lottery ticket…

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