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Other Women: Emma Flint

Other Women: Emma Flint

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I enjoyed this book - the characterisation was strong and following poor Beatrice to her tragic murder and reluctant heroine Kate was a thought-provoking journey.

From the Afterword it seems that the author is under the impression she discovered an amazing murder case which kept London in its grip, triggered innovative breakthroughs in investigation techniques and is very telling about the position of women in that era...But really it's nothing special (or maybe I have read too much true crime...). The BBC Radio 2 Book Club announced on 24 January that its new home is on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. Based upon a true life crime which took place in London during the 1920’s Other Women is told from the perspective of two women, the wife and the lover brought together by devastating circumstances. The case was huge in England at the time: it was a journalist’s dream, involving a brutal murder, a clandestine love affair, an illegitimate pregnancy – and, at the heart of it, a handsome and charismatic family man who was leading a secret double life. Six years after the end of the Great War, the country is still in mourning. Thousands of husbands, fathers, sons and sweethearts were lost forever, and the sea of women they left behind must carry on without them.It is brilliant. I was swept up in a turmoil of emotion as I read. This is a book that starts as a love story and turns into something much darker indeed. -- Harriet Tyce, author of The Lies You Told In 2017, I read Emma Flint's "Little Deaths", a fictionalized true crime account of a New York waitress falsely accused of murdering her two young children in the 1960s.

Since childhood, she has been drawn to true-crime stories, developing an encyclopaedic knowledge of real-life murder cases from the early twentieth century. Her first novel, Little Deaths, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for the Desmond Elliott Prize, for the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award, and for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize. Other Women is her second novel. A word from Emma Una vita come tante, in fondo, quella di Beatrice Cade, fatta di lavoro, solitudine e qualche acquisto nei negozi di una Londra che tenta di ricominciare dopo la prima guerra mondiale. The next book to be featured on the Zoe Ball Radio 2 Book Club will be Other Women, the sensational new novel from Women’s Prize longlisted author Emma Flint. The book is released on 23 February and Emma will be on the show with Zoe on Tuesday 7 March.The story is narrated in the main by the two lead female characters; Bea and Kate. Two very different women who have similar jobs but very different personal lives, yet they become connected in a tragic and horrific way. A way that the reader sees slowly unfold as the novel progresses, yet neither Bea or Kate can imagine the horror that their lives will become. Emma Flint reworks the details of a notorious historical murder and unspools the fate of her three entirely convincing main characters. * Daily Mail * What a beautifully written, riveting historical novel Other Women is – based on a true case, which makes it all the more interesting! From the latest Scandinavian serial killer to Golden Age detective stories, we love our crime novels!

Emma Flint has cleverly structured this story so that the reader is aware of the murder trial from the beginning. Both Bea and Kate's voices are strong and readers will empathise with both of them. As Kate slowly allows herself to realise what she's been trying to hide for years, and Bea's delight and happiness begins to fade, the story becomes quite harrowing and utterly devastating. I liked the way the book unfolded from the contrasting two POVs of the murdered lover and the murderer's wife. Mesmerising and haunting, Emma Flint's Other Women is a devastating story of fantasy, obsession inspired by a murder that took place almost a hundred years ago. Planning to buy Other Women for your group? Buy books from Hive or from Bookshop.org and support The Reading Agency and local bookshops at no extra cost to you.Other Women’ by Emma Flint is inspired by the true story of the murder of Emily Kaye in 1924. The narrative viewpoint moves between Bea, Tom Ryan’s lover, and the latter’s wife, Kate.

I think at the heart of every novel is a question that the writer wants to explore (What would happen if…? How would it feel to…?) – for me, the initial question was: Why would this intelligent, middle-aged, respectable woman – who had so much in her life that was positive and good – risk everything that mattered to her for a man who was already married?

This is the rather straightforward story of the murder of 37-year old Beatrice that occurred in London in 1924.

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