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The Other Half

The Other Half

A Novel

Sarah Rayner

St. Martin's Griffin



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In the internationally bestselling author Sarah Rayner's The Other Half, Chloe, bright, hip and single, is a feature writer with ambitions to launch a magazine of her own. When she meets James, her potential new boss, she knows she shouldn't mix business with pleasure, but finds it impossible to resist...

Maggie appears to have it all. She's beautiful, a talented writer, and has a gorgeous husband. But something's not quite right: his job as a magazine publisher is keeping him in the city until late most evenings, and some nights he doesn't come home at all...

Told in the alternating voices of the mistress and the wife, this story of an affair is a sharp, seductive take on modern love.

Who, if anyone, comes out unscathed?

In writing that is lively, sexy and sharp, the international bestselling author Sarah Rayner explores modern-day relationships and age-old moral dilemmas.



There were three men opposite her, all hard at it. One had been going for ages and had worked up a real sweat. Every stroke was accompanied by a noisy "ooof." The other two seemed more blasé. Chloë struck up her own rhythm,...


Praise for The Other Half

“Rayner plays it just right in the war zone of engaging, insightful portrait of infidelity, told with charm.” —Kirkus reviews on The Other Half

“As both women turn to their friends and families for support, Rayner delves deeply into their emotional journeys to bring readers a touching and thought-provoking story that redefines the meaning of family.” —Booklist on The Two Week Wait

“Tender . . . ultimately irresistible.” —Marie Claire on One Moment, One Morning

“This story is as much about relationships, hope and second chances as it is about death and loss. Its most valuable lesson of all is that each of us has only one life to live.” —Booklist on One Moment, One Morning

“Insightful, fresh . . . Rayner sets up a tricky emotional minefield for these vulnerable women, but deftly guides them to a place of power and truth.” —Publishers Weekly on One Moment, One Morning

“Rayner's delicate, compassionate exploration of the struggles women face with fertility will resonate loud and clear with anyone struggling to have a family. To her credit, Rayner resists the easy happy ending. While that may be more painful to read, it's also more honest.” —Publishers Weekly on The Two Week Wait

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About the author

Sarah Rayner

Sarah Rayner was born in London. She is the author of the international bestseller, One Moment, One Morning, and its follow-up, The Two Week Wait. Sarah has worked in fashion, magazines and advertising – experiences she drew upon for The Other Half, but she now writes fiction full-time from her home in Brighton, which she shares with her husband and stepson.

Sarah Rayner

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St. Martin's Griffin

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