• Hardcover: 336 pages
• Publisher: Atria Books (February 12, 2013)
A little girl’s birthday triggers a collision course for three women—the woman who gave birth to her, the woman whose husband fathered her, and the woman who adopted her—forcing them to face the damages of infidelity and make decisions about marriage, motherhood, and their careers.
The Comfort of Lies, a novel about the collateral damage of infidelity, reveals the darkest and most private thoughts of three women.
Three Mothers. Two Fathers. One Child.
Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption. Now, she’s trying to connect with her lost daughter and former lover.
Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother.
Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a loving family, a solid marriage, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He’d promised he’d never stray again and she trusted him. But that was before she knew about the baby.
Now, when Juliette intercepts a letter containing photos meant for Nathan, her world crumbles again. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. Her quest leads to Caroline and Tia and before long, the women are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted.
The drama of Randy Susan Meyers’ novels is informed by her work with violent offenders and children and families impacted by emotional and family violence (as well as her years spent bartending.) Raised in Brooklyn New York, Randy now lives in Boston with her husband, where she teaches writing seminars for Grub Street Writer’s Center, and is the mother of two grown daughters.
Her debut novel, The Murderer’s Daughters was named a “Must Read Book,” and one of the “2011 Ten Best Works of Fiction” by the Massachusetts Book Awards and named a best book pick by Elle France, Daily Candy, Goodreads, The Boston Herald, The Winnipeg Free Press, and Book Reporter, among others. Chosen by Target as the February-March 2011 “Book Club Pick,” it was also a top title for the Book of the Month Club, Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club. The Murderer’s Daughters has been published in sixteen foreign editions.
Meyers’ new novel, The Comfort of Lies, releasing from Atria/Simon & Shuster February 2013, explores the collateral damage of infidelity, the difficulty of balancing motherhood, marriage, and work, and the dark, private struggles many experience,but rarely reveal.
Randy’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, February 12th: Lit and Life
Wednesday, February 13th: Kritters Ramblings
Thursday, February 14th: A Novel Review
Monday, February 18th: 5 Minutes For Books
Wednesday, February 20th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, February 21st: The Book Bag
Monday, February 25th: Drey’s Library
Monday, February 25th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Tuesday, February 26th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Wednesday, February 27th: Stephany Writes
Monday, March 4th: Becca’s Byline
Monday, March 4th: Reflections of a Bookaholic
Wednesday, March 6th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Thursday, March 7th: Luxury Reading
Tuesday, March 12th: A Patchwork of Books
Thursday, March 14th: BookNAround
Monday, March 17th: Dreaming in Books