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Summary

Tom and Octavia Fleming have the perfect power marriage. Attractive, rich and successful, theirs appears to be a gilded life. But appearances can be deceptive.

When Octavia discovers Tom is having an affair, she is devastated. But the fallout from her husband's infidelity is far greater than she could have imagined. It seems nothing in the Flemings' charmed circle can escape the damage - to their children, their friends, even their precious careers.

As Octavia watches her life and the lives of those around her spin out of control, could it be that repairing her marriage will be enough? And even if she could, would she want to save something that now seems so tainted?

©1999 Penny Vincenzi (P)1999 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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Narrator was almost as bad as the story . This author is normally so good. What happened!