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No likeable characters, and an annoying conclusion
on 12 July 2013
The three main characters; the husband wife and mistress, and all dislikeable. Nick, in particular, was repulsive. To be honest, I understand it may be difficult for a woman to write about an affair from a man's perspective, but I have seen it done well before. Here, it just seemed he came across as a sex-obsessed creep. I don't quite understand how he managed to get two women to want him, quite frankly. Further the mistress in this story is a disappointment. The author pushed to make her dislikeable, but it would have been nice to see a more balanced view of the other woman. Also, she is supposed to be an intelligent woman, yet she does not come across as such. Further the wife is just a doormat. I found the depictions of both women rather disappointing. I like strong female characters, not a doormat and an idiot, both in love with a sex-obsessed creep. I would have lived to have seen a bit more character development, rather than a boring same old depiction of the unremorseful other woman and the doormat wife.