"Woodruff (Someone Else's Child) leaves not a dry eye in the house in this gripping ode to theater and the love it can command—and crush. Former actress turned restless suburban New Jersey mom-of-three Georgie and her journalist husband, Peter, transplant to London for Peter's new job. There, Georgie finds her way back to the theater and lands a role in a small one-woman production of "Shakespeare's Woman," playing famous 18th-century British stage actress Dora Jordan. It's a part that consumes Georgie from the start, notes Peter, who achingly chronicles his wife's affair with her part and, eventually, with playwright Piers. Georgie's tour de force as Dora comes from her total recognition of the character—"Two hundred years later and it's exactly the same thing," Georgie tells Piers—and her life as Dora and as Piers's lover begin to take precedence over her husband and children. Peter's excruciating autopsy of his crumbling marriage is unsparing and relentlessly punishing, but the kicker at the novel's end makes the adultery feel like a cozy little tea party. It's brutal and lovely."
"Honestly one of the most riveting books I have read this year. Woodruff’s tale unexpectedly shatters the reader with its volatile mix of passion and thwarted love."
"Reading My Wife’s Affair is like driving by a car accident and doing a rubber neck to check it out. Though you cringe at some of the heartbreaking scenarios you cannot seem to stop reading."
"Books like this one are why I read so much--because every so often, you find one that just grabs you and won't let you go and is dangerously close to perfection".
"Truly, this one is for the book clubs. Lots to discuss."
"I highly recommend My Wife’s Affair for those people who love to really think about a book after they put it down."