I’d been on the look out for another Maggie O’Farrell novel after loving After You’d Gone, and My Lover’s Lover didn’t disappoint. The novel plots the relationship between naive Lily and self-centred Marcus, with occasional insights from Marcus’ friend and flatmate Adam, and Marcus’ former girlfriend Sinead.
The early parts in particular provide an eerie read, which the later parts unpick and normalise. Throughout, the novel dissects relationships of all shapes and sizes, and people’s commitment to them. The only disappointment was the end…. it was just a little too neat for my liking.
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