A Small Indiscretion
A Small Indiscretion is a gripping and ultimately redemptive novel of love and its dangers, marriage and its secrets, youth and its treacherous mistakes. A Small Indiscretion fixes an unflinching eye on the power of desire and the danger of obsession as it unfolds the story of one woman’s... show more
A Small Indiscretion is a gripping and ultimately redemptive novel of love and its dangers, marriage and its secrets, youth and its treacherous mistakes.
A Small Indiscretion fixes an unflinching eye on the power of desire and the danger of obsession as it unfolds the story of one woman’s reckoning with a youthful mistake.
At nineteen, Annie Black trades a bleak future in her washed-out hometown for a London winter of drinking to oblivion and yearning for deliverance. Some two decades later, she is married to a good man and settled in San Francisco, with a son and two daughters and a successful career designing artistic interior lights. One June morning, a photograph arrives in her mailbox, igniting an old longing and setting off a chain of events that rock the foundations of her marriage and threaten to overturn her family’s hard-won happiness.
The novel moves back and forth across time between San Francisco in the present and that distant winter in Europe. The two worlds converge and explode when the adult Annie returns to London seeking answers, her indiscretions come to light, and the phone rings with shocking news about her son. Now Annie must fight to save her family by piecing together the mystery of her past—the fateful collision of liberation and abandon and sexual desire that drew an invisible map of her future.
A Small Indiscretion is a riveting debut novel about a woman’s search for understanding and forgiveness, a taut exploration of a modern marriage, and of love—the kind that destroys, and the kind that redeems.
Publish date: 01-02-2015
Publisher: Random House, Hardcover" />
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Full review on my blog.Do you remember that line from Titanic, “A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.” A Small Indiscretion is a book that makes you dive into Annie’s ocean of secrets. It is the story of Annie, a 40-something year-old woman who lives you could say an uneventful normal family l...
A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison wanders through three time periods in Annie's life and is a book about lies and betrayal and their far-reaching consequences for one woman, her marriage, and her family. The concept of the book holds promise. The cover art is mysterious. Unfortunately, the unlikab...
This is such a beautifully written book. The storyline is very involved and is in some ways predictable but in other ways very unpredictable. Although I figured out one "surprise" early on, which may have been the author's intent, there were many other surprises that I never saw coming. It's hard...
Thank you Random House and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with Annie Black. What started out a little slow in my opinion, morphed into a great read. I could not put the book down! While I think there was a...
By: Jan EllisonISBN: 9780812995442Publisher: Random HousePublication Date: 01/27/2015 Format: HardcoverMy Rating: 3 Stars A special thank you to Random House and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. A SMALL INDISCRETION, by Jan Ellison is an absorbing emotional family drama debut...