An Englishman's Guide to Infidelity

Jack Walsingham s comfortable life is under pressure With his bookshop going broke and past indiscretions catching up, Jack begins to dabble in embezzlement Meanwhile his wife Thea, frustrated by a dead end in her career, is experimenting with some genteel theft of her own But soon the couple are out of their depth, blackmailed by a figure from the past and implicated iJack Walsingham s comfortable life is under pressure With his bookshop going broke and past indiscretions catching up, Jack begins to dabble in embezzlement Meanwhile his wife Thea, frustrated by a dead end in her career, is experimenting with some genteel theft of her own But soon the couple are out of their depth, blackmailed by a figure from the past and implicated in two grisly killings Their salvation comes in the form of Detective Sergeant Fiona Salmon, a recently widowed book loving gym addict on the edge of an emotional melt down A bizarre triangle develops, in which Thea, Jack and Fiona each find their own version of redemption in the face of betrayal and infidelity An Englishman s Guide to Infidelity is at once a psychological thriller, a crime mystery, a dark comedy, and a love story.
An Englishman s Guide to Infidelity Jack Walsingham s comfortable life is under pressure With his bookshop going broke and past indiscretions catching up Jack begins to dabble in embezzlement Meanwhile his wife Thea frustrated by a de

  • Title: An Englishman's Guide to Infidelity
  • Author: Stuart Campbell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “An Englishman's Guide to Infidelity”

    1. With an adventurous prose style perfectly balanced with the plotting, author Stuart Campbell crafts a riveting psychological bender touched with wit and imperfectly charming characters. Thea and Jack are the ultimate couple—a familial Bonnie and Clyde that we can’t help but feel endeared to. Although intellectuals in their community, their taste for the dark side leads them down a dangerous path of self-destruction when they become suspects in a murder investigation. Enter detective Fiona Sa [...]

    2. An Englishman's Guide to Infidelity is a great read and Stuart Campbell is a fine story teller. The author has a unique style and the first person narration by different characters is extremely effective. Like most excellent novels, it has that intangible ingredient that forces the reader to read one more chapter in the hope that all will be revealed. It’s not, so we continue on into the early hours of the morning reeled in by the author’s cleverly constructed plot, when we should be asleep. [...]

    3. Very very clever, though I almost gave up in the first chapter as it seemed so much a middle class family tale. glad I stuck with it. Perhaps a little disappointed with the ending, but not enough to downgrade it. Have to say there are some unusual aspects to this, especially the title

    4. An unusual book. Told in the first person by three different people with overlaps to give their perspective of what happened and a little of their lives beforehand. Jack is the main character who having had a rather nice inheritance finds himself rather strapped for cash. His wife has picked up on this despite his secrecy and is up to misdemeanours of her own. Fiona was a detective who jumped before she was pushed who has rather taken a fancy to Jack and finds herself not believing he is capable [...]

    5. This is an entertaining grotesque farce about I couple who find themselves involved in crimes too absurd to be real, doubting their ethics and moral, telling lies that unevitably lead to more lies.Three different POVs, three distinct voices, one too sofisticated, one not fitting the character and only the third relatable in some way.I want to thank Booklover Catlady Publicity and the author for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.

    6. Enjoyed this funny, irreverent, witty read. A brilliant story, fast paced and fun, told from three different points of view, with an element of mystery thrown in. Couldn't put it down.

    7. People see the world through very personal and often flawed lenses. A good author gently leads the reader into a character’s thoughts and actions. At some point, the reader is forced to question the characters take on what’s happening. In, An Englishman’s Guide to Infidelity, Stuart Campbell proves himself to be particularly deft in his ability to create unreliable narrators. The book opens with Jack and Thea, busy parents, a typical couple, as they prepare for a dinner out to celebrate th [...]

    8. An Englishman’s Guide to Infidelity is a clever, witty novel about a foolhardy middleclass couple struggling to keep their heads above water who take a step into the dark side of life. The book is a page turner, but it is Campbell’s realistically, funny portrait of a man struggling to do the right thing by his wife and family which touched me. I haven’t read a better novel about the cloistered world of a university town since Tom Sharpe’s Porterhouse Blue.

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