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reviewing ‘evidences of the affair’ by taylor jenkins reid- a 5 star review

ok guys, this might just be my most favorite book I’ve read this year???

like seriously, I am so awed by the way it was written..just. wow.

let’s get into the review, my fingers are ITCHING TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT.

It is funny the crazy things our brains make up to save us from the truth.

a quote from the book

name: evidence of the affair
author: taylor jenkins reid

The repercussions of an illicit affair unfold in this short story by bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Dear stranger…

A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives.

My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you…

The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.

Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken.

my review:

it was a typical sunday evening, I had just finished a feel good romance book. looking for new books to add onto my tbr (because I’m self torturous like that), i stumbled onto evidence of the affair.

the first thing that caught my attention was the simple, bleak cover, and an intriguing title. the next, the AMAZING BLURB. like, woahhhh.

i love how this book isn’t some particular trope, but instead it’s like creating it’s own genre. really really love the narration and how stuff happens off the pages and you have to piece it in through letters.

it also had a surprise element of mystery, which made you read the words faster, skim the pages quicker, just to see it end.

in 76 pages, taylor jenkins reid took me through a journey which shows life is unexpected, there’s only so much you can do by fighting against it. this was a story of two ‘cowards’ or in other words, two people who were so astounded by the turn their life took, that they could do nothing but wait to wake up from a horrible horrible dream.

this book explored friendship in disastrous times, it taught me that, no matter how worse your situation is, if you have someone to go through it with, you’ll survive.

the undertone themes i found while reading were, manipulation, women always being blamed, obsessive men, and the importance of small actions in a relationship.

most of all, i really loved the ending letter that carrie sent to david, it was emotional seeing her character growth, and the twist at the end, i love it.

i feel proud of carrie and i feel happy for david. i can’t believe in mere 70 pages, i came to care for these characters so much.

this is definitely a book i recommend everyone should read once in their lifetime.

things i loved-
*the narrative style- writing a book completely in letters was a difficult task that the author carried out extraordinarily amazingly
*the human-ness of characters- i loved how both carrie and david seemed way more human than other book characters who are seem superficial, they had normal conversations, were flawed and weren’t some spotlight shining ideal people

things i didn’t like-


perfect for-
*those looking for a short read (it took me only 30 minutes!)
*those looking for an emotional instant story connect

link to goodreads-

well then, i had a lot of fun reading this book! and the best thing? it didn’t even take that much time, so glad to have read this one.

see you all on thursday!!


16 thoughts on “reviewing ‘evidences of the affair’ by taylor jenkins reid- a 5 star review

      1. YES!! I loved the end as well! and I do agree, I thought ken was an absolute doofus. and the twist on how the problem wasn’t with carrie but instead…… was EPIC

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  1. oooh, this sounds interesting… I have an unfinished story in my files from decades ago that would have been told entirely in letters. Maybe I should have finished it, then you would have said I invented the genre 😝

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      1. I’m so busy right now I can barely find time for DLTDGB… That novel probably isn’t happening. The moment passed a long time ago…

        HOWEVER, I revisited the letter idea decades later for a short novel that I did finish. This one wasn’t told entirely in letters, but letters were featured prominently in the plot. The chapters alternate between a university student with a pen pal and the same guy in his late 30s cleaning out his garage, finding the letters, and trying to track down his old pen pal, with parallels to some big things going on in his life. I’m not sure it’s completely finished, but I have a readable working draft if you would like to read it.

        I haven’t been sharing that one with people because it was inspired by some of the same events and people who inspired parts of DLTDGB, so it would seem kind of repetitive and unoriginal to DLTDGB readers. But if you want to read it, I can send it to you.

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  2. OKAY BUT YOUR REVIEW IS FABULOUS LIKE ALWAYS AND IM OBSESSED??? The tjr books KIND OF RULE SUPREME AROUND HERE SO AM SILENTLY CACKLING TO SEE THEY’VE TAKEN YOU IN TOO!! can’t wait to read the book AND THIS LINE IS ICONIC: “i love how this book isn’t some particular trope, but instead it’s like creating it’s own genre” AND I LOVE ALL OF IT

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