A Lost Wife's Tale [NOOK Book]

Overview

Once Edith Lutz had a life, a husband, and a home. Why did she run?

Edith doesn't want to be found, so she's taken on a new look, a new name, and an anonymous new life in New York City. Hoping to escape her past and start over, she's now working as a live-in housekeeper for wealthy, recently divorced publisher Adam. Edith is a breath of fresh air in her lonely employer's empty home, and she soon becomes more than just the woman who cleans the kitchen. But Adam knows nothing of ...

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A Lost Wife's Tale

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Overview

Once Edith Lutz had a life, a husband, and a home. Why did she run?

Edith doesn't want to be found, so she's taken on a new look, a new name, and an anonymous new life in New York City. Hoping to escape her past and start over, she's now working as a live-in housekeeper for wealthy, recently divorced publisher Adam. Edith is a breath of fresh air in her lonely employer's empty home, and she soon becomes more than just the woman who cleans the kitchen. But Adam knows nothing of the real woman he's falling in love with—or just how shaky the foundations of their blossoming relationship truly are. And Edith can never be sure that her dark history won't catch up to her. In fact, it's closer than she thinks.

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Editorial Reviews

Waterstones Books Quarterly
“Suspense combines with dark humour in this gripping tale of love, betrayal and secrets.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061987847
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 615,325
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Marion McGilvary was restaurant critic for the Financial Times for three years and was short-listed for a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award. She has written for numerous publications in the UK, including The Times, The Observer, Vogue, Marie Claire, Women's Journal, and GQ. She has written and illustrated several children's books and is the author of two books based on her columns in the Times and Observer. She lives in London.

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  • Posted March 17, 2010

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    Readers who relish a strong character study will want to understand Edie's tale

    Edith Lutz has run away. She obtains work as a housekeeper to publisher Adam Davenport by lying about her background. However, Edith seems to always look back as if she expects someone to come up to her and say gotcha.

    As Edith and Adam become better acquainted they are attracted to one another. However, though she wants more, Edith never stays around for relationships of the heart as she learned as a child they always lead to misery. Still she wants to stay as Adam loves her, but her lies are catching up to her as her past has too, which means it is time to run again before she is hurt if he unmasks the real Edith.

    Edith holds the tale together as the viewpoints are mostly seen through her eyes and the story line rotates between her present and her past. She is a fascinating protagonist though in spite of her abusive childhood never fully garners reader empathy and loses that when a relative arrives searching for her. Interestingly the other key cast members even to a degree Adam in the present but especially her family in the past are predominantly seen through Edith's filter so the latter cannot "defend" themselves. Readers who relish a strong character study will want to understand Edie's tale.

    Harriet Klausner

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