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The new novel from the bestselling author of The First Wives Club and Bestseller is a witty social satire of love, marriage, and the games men and women play with each other.

Sylvie is an under-rated, overweight housewife who has been ‘happily’ married to Bob, a successful car dealer, over twenty years and two children. Her world is shattered when she discovers that he’s having an affair with Marla, a beautiful reflexologist who bears an uncanny resemblance to Sylvie when she was ten years younger. Sylvie confronts Marla, only to find that they are both miserable, Sylvie with her humdrum, domestic existence, and Marla with her fast-living yet insecure lifestyle.

Then Sylvie has an idea. Checking into a health clinic, Sylvie transforms her looks and figure to their former glory, while Marla fattens herself up and de-glamorizes her image. And the two women switch places. Bob is none the wiser. But he’s about to get the shock of his life…

In The Switch Olivia Goldsmith lays bare the inner workings of men, women, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and mistresses with the wit, humour, flair and warmth that have made her such a popular and successful writer.

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‘What a great feeling to fall into the capable hands of Olivia Goldsmith. The author of The First Wives Club and Bestseller always serves up believable characters in slightly outlandish situations in a mixture that makes highly entertaining reading…’
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HOW DOES A CLEVER WIFE GET HER CHEATING HUSBAND BACK? SHE BECOMES HIS MISTRESS.

Sylvie knows she has a lot to be thankful for: a good-looking husband, Bob, a comfortable home and two great children. And if Bob is only interested in what she has to say ‘in four words or less’, now that the kids are off to college she is sure her marriage is about to bloom again.

In fact half of it has already, but not with her – Bob has a mistress. When Sylvie confronts her, she is amazed: except for a gap of ten years and fifteen pounds, Marla could be Sylvie’s twin. Furious at first, Sylvie soon realises that Marla is as miserable as she is – while Sylvie wants passion and romance, Marla just wants a husband of her own.

And so their scheme is hatched: a nip and tuck and a few blonde highlights for Sylvie, some brown hair and a few extra pounds for Marla, and the women are ready to switch places. The result as they juggle their new lives and identities is hilarious and enlightening. But just how long can they keep their charade going, and will it all end in tears?

ACCLAIM FOR GOLDSMITH

“Brimming with excitement”
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“Goldsmith hands out her characters’ rewards and comeuppances like Jane Austen dealing blackjack … You keep licking your fingers and reaching for the next page as if it were another potato chip.”
NEWSWEEK

“Full of wisecracks … Olivia Goldsmith can keep you reading”
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