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Lucy Dawson has been a journalist and magazine editor, and continues to work as a Pilates instructor, alongside writing. She is 32 and lives in Tunbridge Wells.
'Lucy Dawson's debut novel puts every woman's nightmare into words... You'll feel her distress as she struggles to deal with the deceit that surrounds her. You'll turn pages in anticipation as she attempts to pull off her plan for revenge...His Other Lover is dark, compelling and will leave you with an uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach. You'll be kept guessing about what lies in store for Mia, right until the bitter end...A dark twist on the usual chick lit. 5 stars' Heat (4 weeks in Heat chart) Irish Tatler review - they are posting me a copy of their May issue today so I hope to have this soon. 'A captivating debut that will have readers cheering on Mia and her underhand tactics' Chick Lit Club 'Debut author Lucy Dawson plays a clever game in this chick-lit novel with a difference... Full of wry humour and neat observations on life and relationships, His Other Lover has an interesting psychology and a knowing edge. Dawson, it seems, is a new author to watch' Lancashire Evening Post 'If you like your chick lit with a bit of a twist, then His Other Lover by Lucy Dawson is for you... His Other Lover is most definitely a cut above some other chick lit books I've read, and reaches dark places which other novels in the genre would steer well clear of, on the way to a thought-provoking ending' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'The twists and turns in this plot about the dark side of relationships set it apart from the usual chick-lit novel' Wigan Evening Post
In Dawson's disappointing sophomore effort (after His Other Lover), Alice, a freelance photographer living in London (she's 28 but seems closer to 13), becomes swept up in the world of her party girl client, Gretchen Bartholomew, a minor celebrity, and Gretchen's brother, Bailey, a captivating hunk with all the emotional complexity of a porn star. At best, Dawson's characters are uninteresting; at worst, they're mustache-twirling cliches of pure evil. The writing is overmodified ("She smiled and waved cheerily"; "I saw a tear unmistakably") and saddled with faux insights ("I just sat there wondering whether being evasive with the truth was the same thing as lying"). The story, ostensibly about a love triangle formed after an attempted suicide, takes so many detours into unnecessary shopping scenes or dialogue that restates what we already know, that it ends up making light of the subject. This is a gossip magazine in novel form, filled with shallow cliches. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.