About the book
After spending a lifetime looking after her husband, Harry, Katherine Bourne has had enough. Every time she chops up her delicious home-grown tomatoes she dreams of murdering her husband. Why can’t Harry just have an affair with a younger woman, and leave?
Trouble is Harry has no intention of giving up his home comforts. Not when he’s been having his cake and eating it for years. Glamorous banker Carol accompanies him on business trips and the odd weekend away, but she too is beginning to think maybe life with Harry is growing stale.
So who’s fooling who? Harry, happy in his illusion that he’s a sex god and all his women love him? Katherine and Carol, unlikely partners in Harry’s parallel lives? Against a background of gleeful coincidences, cute Cambridge cafes and the unexpected joys of unexplored freedom, the women decide that revenge is a dish best eaten cold.
First published in 1999, Just Desserts takes us back to an era of shoulder pads and fax machines, and proves that when it comes to love and betrayal some stories are timeless.
What did I think?
This was one of those books that I couldn't put down. I just had to know what was going to happen next. Nothing came before this book!
It's very difficult to talk about the book without spoiling the plot but I loved the character of Katherine and just wanted her to live a happy and fulfilled life. I even warmed to Carol and loved the way that Sue built their unusual relationship. Sue has an amazing gift of creating scenes that are so easy to picture as well as her perfectly formed characters that are easily to relate to and imagine. I felt like I'd sat in Katherine's kitchen many times.
It's a book where I tried not the judge the characters, but Harry was the baddie of the story and I wanted to slap him right from the start!
A perfectly written book, with lots of funny moments and a few emotional ones too which made for an extremely entertaining read.
Susan Welfare, is an English Romantic Fiction writer who also writes under the pseudonyms Kate Lawson and Gemma Fox. She is also the creator of BBC Radio Norfolk's first audio drama Little Bexham. She attended Downham Market Grammar School and has lived in Norfolk all her life. 'Just Desserts' was her second book and made the Times Best Seller list in Jan 1999, and has been released as an ebook.
You can find out more about Sue, Kate & Gemma at www.katelawson.co.uk.
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