The Comfort of Lies

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The Comfort of Lies

By Randy Susan Meyers

Atria Books, Hardcover, 9781451673012, 326pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2013

From the author of the critically acclaimed "The Murderer's Daughters, "a compelling novel about three women caught in the aftermath of infidelity.
" Happiness at someone else's expense came at a price. Tia had imagined judgment from the first kiss that she and Nathan shared. All year, she d waited to be punished for being in love, and in truth, she believed that whatever consequences came her way would be deserved. "
Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption.
Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she's questioning whether she's cut out for the role of wife and mother.
Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan's affair. He promised he d never stray again, and she trusted him.
But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he's kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted.
Riveting and arresting, "The Comfort of Lies "explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal.

About the Author
Randy Susan Meyers, author of "The Murderer s Daughters", spent eight years as assistant director of Common Purpose, a batterer intervention program where she worked with both batterers and domestic violence victims. Previously, she was director for the Mission Hill Community Centers where she worked with at-risk youth. She is the co-author of the nonfiction book "Couples with Children". Her short fiction has been published in "Perigee, Fog City Review", and "Grub Street Free Press". She currently teaches fiction-writing seminars at the Grub Street Writers Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She lives in Boston with her husband and is the mother of two grown daughters.

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