Holly Peterson The Idea of Him

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The Idea of Him

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Manny—a vibrant novel of love, life lessons, and learning to trust yourself

Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of—she's number two at a high-profile P.R. firm; she has two kids she adores; and her husband is a blend of handsome and heroic. Wade is everything she thought a man was supposed to be—he's running a successful newsmagazine and, best of all, he provides the stable yet exciting New York City life Allie believes she needs in order to feel secure and happy.

But when Allie finds Wade locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde in snakeskin sandals, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when the woman wants to befriend Allie, an old flame calls, and a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she's fallen in love not with Wade—but with the idea of him.

Captivating and seductive, told in the whip-smart voice of a woman who is working hard to keep her parenting and career on track, The Idea of Him is a novel of conspiracy, intrigue, and intense passion—and discovering your greatest strength through your deepest fears.

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About the Author:

Holly Peterson is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Manny. She was a contributing editor for Newsweek and editor-at-large for Talk magazine. She was also an Emmy Award-winning producer for ABC News for more than a decade, where she covered global politics. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, Talk, the Daily Beast, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and other publications.

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In her second novel, Peterson (The Manny, 2008) again mines the lives of affluent New Yorkers. Allie Crawford is a busy mother of two, a thriving public relations executive, and an aspiring screenwriter. While she’s content with the successful, comfortable life they’ve created, her husband Wade, a magazine editor, craves attention and ever-greater influence. During a cocktail party in their home, she discovers him locked in the laundry room with a beautiful woman, which sets off the discovery of even greater transgressions. The “other” woman not only reveals that Wade is embroiled in an investment scheme with Allie’s boss and one of their most important clients; she also tries to enlist Allie’s help in bringing them down. The plot is timely, and Peterson’s dialogue is smart, but the stylish story could have more substance and warmth. Still, even if readers never feel fully invested in these characters, they will appreciate the redemption and retribution delivered at the end. --Aleksandra Walker

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