The Affair

  • by Amanda Brooke
  • Narrated by Avita Jay
  • 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A shocking story about a 15-year-old girl and the man who took advantage of her.
"You might as well know from the start, I'm not going to tell on him, and I don't care how much trouble I get in. It's not like it could get any worse than it already is. I can't. Don't ask me why, I just can't."
When Nina finds out that her 15-year-old daughter, Scarlett, is pregnant, her world falls apart.
Because Scarlet won't tell anyone who the father is. And Nina is scared that the answer will destroy everything.
As the suspects mount - from Scarlett's teacher to Nina's new husband of less than a year - Nina searches for the matter what the cost.


What the Critics Say

Praise for Amanda Brooke: "An emotional journey and a great read!" (Fionnuala Kearney)
"Full of twists, this is a deeply emotional, poignant tale that will remain with you long after it ends." (Ella Harper)
"[A] touching sensitive extraordinary, moving tale." (The Bookseller)
"Enchanting, moving and hard to put down." (Closer)
"Life affirming." (Sunday Mirror)
"A haunting and heartbreaking story that stayed with me long after I'd finished." (Fern Britton)
"Magical and unputdownable." (Katie Fforde)
"An extraordinary debut novel" (Daily Express)


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Customer Reviews

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Whodunnit with a Twist(s)

The Affair is one of those stories that makes you want to scream at the characters, "open your eyes!" I had a love- hate relationship with this. The story is told from several alternating pints of view and centers around one 15year old girl's relentless need to keep a secret from her mother, having been suspected of an illicit affair with her English teacher. In the process, her stubbornness born of immaturity and obsession threatens the very core of her mother' sanity, her marriage, the teacher's young family, and her community. I strongly disliked the character of Scarlet and sympathized likewise little with her mother. The soft yet hidden toughness of the voice of the teacher's young wife lends a sense of truth and reality to an otherwise oft-unbelievable tale. I kept blaming the victim and that wasn't fun, but I'd be dying to know what other readers think! Overall, worth listening to, even though it seems long and is terribly frustrating at times, the end result brings you some relief and sense of fulfillment for the characters. Recommend with caution.
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- MarisaReads

The Underage Affair

This audio edition was a pretty good listen. Poor Scarlett, I felt for her and Victoria both robbed of their teen hood years. The ending was not graphic enough, I'd like to have seen the perp face actual jail time. Unfortunately the Author left out what could have made this a five star audio book. I'm sure a lot of girls her age would learn from this audio, since the world see set to glorify such romances on teen shows like Pretty Little Liars. It is not glamorous and not cute for an older man to take advantage of a teenagers.
Review by Author, Blogger, Narrator DeAnn Deville
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- Debbie De

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited