My Lover's Lover

My Lover's Lover

by Maggie O'Farrell


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When Lily moves into new boyfriend Marcus's apartment and plunges headlong into their relationship, she must contend with an intangible, hostile presence—Marcus’s ex-girlfriend, Sinead. As Lily and Marcus become more deeply involved, Lily becomes obsessed with Sinead's fate and thinks she sees her everywhere. She must question not only her sanity, but whether the man she loves is someone she can, or should, be with at all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142004616
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/27/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Maggie O’Farrell’s debut novel, After You’d Gone, won a Betty Trask Award and earned her a spot on the “21 great talents for the 21st century” list compiled by the Orange Prize for Fiction panel.


Edinburgh, Scotland, UK     

Place of Birth:

Coleraine, Northern Ireland


BA Hons, English Literature, University of Cambridge

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My Lover's Lover 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I had read the Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox a while back and wanted to read more. I finally got my hands on this one and was not disappointed. I love her writing style and how she spreads the story out between the characters and time. And, it always comes together in the end. She has become one of my favorite authors.
bhowell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I do not normally write reviews of books that I don't finish but I did get about 2/3 of the way through this one. I just didn't have the interest to finish it. It has a good plot and the description of Lily's obsession with her boyfriend's previous love is quite skillful. Ms O'Farrell is a good writer but this book just doesn't deliver the suspense I was expecting.
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oxkasia More than 1 year ago
After read the book "after you'd gone" I knew I had to read more books by the author. this book is great. The story and the characters untangle themselves as the story continues. I like this book, but after you'd gone is this my favorite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel begins as one thing and then turns into something completely, entirely, totally different. Throughout the first half I was wondering, 'Why hasn't anyone made this into a movie? It would be so spooky, creepy, great. . .' Then it shifted, and I thought, 'Oh, that's why!' It turns into a story about relationships, a sad look at men and women. Some people might hate that. Some might want the novel to choose and be one thing or the other. All I know is that I had to keep reading to see what happened, and I kept being surprised as the story unfolded. I didn't love it as much as After You'd Gone, her debut novel, but I am still looking forward to her next novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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