The Affair by Emma Kavanagh


EXCERPT: I trail behind her, watching as the crowd begin to slip away into their waiting houses. One or two of them watch us as we leave, their faces pursed in disapproval, and my heart sinks. I know what people think of journalists – that we are simply there to cash in on the grief of others. I try to comfort myself with the notion that it isn’t only about that; I am offering this woman some sympathy where others have not, I’m getting her in out of the rain.

But lying to myself has never been one of my greater skills and, down at the heart of it, I understand my own motivations. That she was Sian’s friend. That she saw the Myricks on what was possibly their last day. And something else, tickling at the edges of my awareness – that there are things that happen in the privacy of people’s homes, that there are whispers.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: A couple have been found dead in their living room.
Was it a simple domestic misunderstanding or is there more to it than meets the eye…?

MY THOUGHTS: A short story, 56 pages, in which a couple are found dead in their house. Brief, but with impact. I have previously read and enjoyed several of this author’s novels.


THE AUTHOR: Emma Kavanagh was born and raised in South Wales. After graduating with a PhD in Psychology from Cardiff University, she spent many years working as a police and military psychologist, training firearms officers, command staff and military personnel throughout the UK and Europe. Now she is lucky enough to be able to write for a living. She lives in South Wales with her husband, young sons, and a dog named Dobby.

DISCLOSURE: I received a free digital download of The Affair by Emma Kavanagh, published by Cornerstone Digital. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.

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