The Faithless

The Faithless

Paperback - 2011
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Gabby looked at the woman she had hated nearly all her life. Then she sat down on the ladder-backed chair, put her face into her bloodied hands and cried.

To the outside world, Cynthia Tailor is a woman to envy; she has a devoted husband, a lovely home and two gorgeous children. But Cynthia is deeply unhappy with her lot; she has always craved the best things in life, and is determined to see that she gets them. Cynthia will let nothing stand in her way, even if it means devastation and tragedy for those nearest to her. And the casualties are many: her husband Jimmy, weak and unable to fight the wife he can never please; her sister Celeste, from whom Cynthia steals her most precious possession; and her parents, Mary and Jack, who pick up the pieces. But the victims who suffer the most are Cynthia's children. For James Junior and Gabby, the pain she causes will stay with them for ever...

Publisher: London : Headline, c2011
ISBN: 9780755375547
Branch Call Number: FIC COL
Characteristics: 453 p. ; 24 cm


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Oct 25, 2013

Difficult to believe this book found a publisher. Destroyed my stereotypical image of the skilled British literary mystery writer. Every chapter is the same. It goes over the same thing constantly. The reader is not moved forward. It is like listening to someone constantly moaning. If this author has written a no. 1 bestseller, I really must read it and others of hers, because this one is so disappointing, it's like reading a school girl's essay attempt. Her books have been made into TV series and her writing "acclaimed" according to some websites, but this was tedious, the language boring, and the characters lifeless. Lots of "telling", but very little "showing."

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