TUESDAY THREE: Revenge Reads!

Revenge is a dish best served cold, or so it's been said. We couldn't agree more. This week, we've picked three (highly!) enjoyable stories that centre around the idea of revenge. Who wouldn't want to get their own back on an unpleasant ex? From crazy voodoo curses to teaming up with the mistress and coming up with the ultimate plot to get even, these ladies know how it's done...

gotyouback.jpgGot You Back by Jane Fallon
A husband. A wife. A mistress. And the ultimate plan for revenge...The husband James never intended to lead a double life - with a wife in London and a mistress in the country, it's exhausting. But that's all about to change...The wife Stephanie isn't really snooping when she finds a text message from a strange woman on her husband's mobile. But now she's found it, how can she ignore it? It's time to track the woman down and find out what's going on...The mistress Katie has no reason to believe her boyfriend, James, is cheating until someone claiming to be his wife gets in touch. Now she's been cast in the role of mistress. Not one she's happy with...Once Stephanie and Katie know about each other, they must decide what to do. They could both just throw him out or they could join forces to make his life hell first...But revenge isn't always sweet. And what happens when one woman thinks enough is enough, but the other doesn't know when to stop?

she devil.jpgThe Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon
Ruth Patchett never thought of herself as particularly devilish. Rather the opposite in fact - simply a tall, not terribly attractive woman living a quiet life as a wife and mother in a respectable suburb. But when she discovers that her husband is having a passionate affair with the lovely romantic novelist Mary Fisher, she is so seized by envy that she becomes truly diabolic. Within weeks she has burnt down the family home, collected the insurance, made love to the local drunk and embarked on a course of destruction and revenge. A blackly comic satire of the war of the sexes, LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE DEVIL is the fantasy of the wronged woman made real.

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Getting Over Mr Right by Chrissie Manby
Have you ever had your heart broken? How did you get over it? Did a tub of ice cream cheer you up? Did you delete his number and start again? Are you now friends with your ex? Perhaps you're godmother to his children? In which case, you're a weirdo and this book is not for you.

But if you reacted with denial, begging or a spot of casual witchcraft, then you've come to the right place. This is one woman's journey from love to lunacy and back again. If you ever recall past heartbreaks with acute embarrassment and an urge to go into hiding, this will make you feel better. Sure, you may have sent his new girlfriend a bunch of dead roses, but did you spend a grand on psychic hot-lines and a voodoo curse?


What are YOUR favourite revenge reads? Let us know!

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