My Lover's Lover

My Lover's Lover

Book - 2003 | 1st American ed.
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Penguin Putnam
Her award-winning novel, After You'd Gone, established Maggie O'Farrell as a master of psychological depth and supple prose. In My Lover's Lover she has written a haunting page-turner.

When Lily slips on the sidewalk outside a London gallery and literally falls at the feet of a stranger, Marcus, the attraction is instant and electric. Within a week she is sharing this magnetic yet elusive architect's waterfront loft and sleeping in the room that belonged to his girlfriend, Sinead-of whom all he will say is "she's no longer . . . with us." But there lingers a distinct presence, of a woman who seems to have disappeared abruptly-leaving behind a single sexy dress in the closet, a puzzling mark on the wall, and the suffocating scent of jasmine. As Lily falls ever more deeply in love with Marcus, Sinead's aura consumes her with fear and obsession that spark a drama of passion and betrayal.

Baker & Taylor
Falling in love at first sight with the mysterious architect Marcus, Lily finds herself moved into his waterfront loft within a week, where she learns about his ex-girlfriend, Sinead, who seems to have disappeared abruptly and whose lingering aura begins to fill Lily with obsessive fear. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
When Lily meets Marcus at a gallery opening in London, she is immediately attracted to him. In less than a week, she falls deeply in love with the magnetic but elusive architect and moves into his echoing loft apartment in East London.
Nothing could have prepared Lily for what she finds there. A distinct presence of another woman lingers in the loft, one who seems to have disappeared in a hurry, leaving behind a single party dress hanging in the closet, a puzzling mark on the wall, and the suffocating scent of jasmine. Lily's unsettling curiosity turns to obsession as the spirit of this mysterious woman increasingly haunts her.
Who was she? What were the circumstances of her sudden disappearance? Marcus refuses to talk about the woman or her fate. The apartment's other inhabitant, Aidan, seems to understand Lily's concern, but he is also unwilling to give her any information.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2003, c2002.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780670032150
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 22 cm.


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