A topical and utterly compelling contemporary novel from the number one bestselling author.
Chrissie, in the twenty-three years she'd been together with Richie, had always believed that he loved her.
He loved their three daughters and their house in Highgate and their happy, lively existence. But if she really was the love of his life, why had he never given her the one thing that would have made her life perfect?
Then suddenly Richie is no longer there, and without him Chrissie's carefully constructed life is in jeopardy.The one big fact she had always tried to keep from her daughters threatens to overwhelm them all. For Richie had still been married to his first wife, the one with a son that he had abandoned in Newcastle.
And now, with Richie gone and the practicalities of wills and money to be sorted out, it is finally time for the two families to face each other ...
“Trollope is brilliant at swooping in on a modern dilemma and showing it from every angle...Inventive, surprising and fascinating”
“She writes as observantly as ever. There are always those brilliant brief glimpses of some detail which ring wonderfully true”
“Trollope is shrewdly observant of human interaction”
“Highly involving, deeply humane.”
“Joanna Trollope is the most emotionally intelligent of contemporary British novelists”
Amanda Craig, Independent
“Clever and thoughtful”
“A rich, satisfying and - ultimately - uplifting read. It's the work of an author at the top of her game”
“Trollope really knows and understands how people think and behave and she paints them realistically and with love...A page-turner that feels like sinking into a warm, deep bath. With Trollope you are always in safe hands. Highly recommended.”
“An absorbing read”
“A literary big hitter with a velvet touch”
“Dark and brilliantly absorbing”
“The Other Family is highly involving, deeply humane.”
“An absorbing read.”
“Trollope is a barometer of modern middle-class mores, with a talent for pin-pointing the burning issues in supposedly ordinary lives.”
“Joanna Trollope has many, enviable skills but perhaps her greatest is for identifying and illuminating the emotional truths of contemporary life.”
“Well drawn and convincing”
Mail on Sunday
“Trollope explores, with infinite delicacy, the strands that make a family”
“An absorbing contemporary novel from one of our most perceptive writers.”
“Trollope has created a fount of bitchy tension which she manipulates with great skill.”
LONDON EVENING STANDARD.