I’ve noticed that when I describe the plot of In the Mirror to potential readers, most shy away from the book. I completely understand and sympathize with their response, because this is such a deeply personal and painful topic.
During the research phase of writing this book, I learned that a number of women are or have been the other woman. Several have friends or family members who are or have been the other woman.
Any of these being the case, they do not want to open themselves up to a book they believe will berate them or the people they love. Then there are women who have been betrayed by their husbands in this manner, and do not feel the need to vicariously relive that heart-wrenching experience. And still, there are those who think that In the Mirror is simply another run-of-the-mill story about a no-good man cheating on his wife with a heartless, demented woman.
But I can assure you that In the Mirror spares its readers all the stereotypical drama we have seen in movies and read in other novels. In the Mirror is a refreshing, compassionate, heart-to-heart tale about the other woman. Written with vivid detail and rich humor, I explore the complex realm of the human psyche. Grounded in themes of love, choices, family and friendship, I show the husband, the wife and the other woman in ways they have never been seen before, even by themselves.