The Secret Lives of Married Women
By Elissa Wald
(Hard Case Crime, Paperback, 9781781162620, 256pp.)
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
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Two identical twin sisters - one a sexually repressed defense attorney, the other a former libertine now living a respectable life in suburbia - are about to have their darkest secrets revealed, to the men in their lives and to themselves. As one sister prepares for the thorniest trial of her career and the other fends off ominous advances from a construction worker laboring on the house next door, both find themselves pushed to the edge, and confronted by discoveries about themselves and their lovers that shock and disturb them.
Elissa Wald is the author of MEETING THE MASTER (Grove Press) and HOLDING FIRE (Context Books). Her work has also been published in multiple journals and anthologies, including Beacon Best of 2001, Creative Nonfiction, The Barcelona Review, The Mammoth Book of Erotica, Nerve: Literate Smut, The Ex-Files: New Stories about Old Flames, and Brain, Child Magazine. Previously, she worked as a stripper, ran away to join the circus, and spent a summer working on a Native American reservation.
"If you are looking for a different kind of read that will want to make you cuff yourself to the bed, then you have to try The Secret Lives of Married Women." - Long and Short Reviews
"A book that’s hard to put down." - Hell Notes
"Forget Fifty Shades...Here's what you should do instead: Get to know Elissa Wald." - Playboy.com
“The Secret Lives of Married Women pulls back the veil. It's a page-turner that's propelled forward--relentlessly--by a search for truth about desire. Elissa Wald's unflinching vision makes for addictive reading.” -- Daniel Bergner, author of WHAT DO WOMEN WANT?
“This is an intense and intimate book; a compelling, unsettling read that doesn't hesitate to subvert the reader's assumptions, over and over again.” - Pornokitsch
“Crime against humanity and the proliferation of BDSM. It's a feminist novel.” - Books Monthly