Joy Fielding

The Other Woman

Doubleday / 1982

A wickedly honest novel about a wife’s ultimate challenge

“Hello, I’m Nicole Clark. I’m going to marry your husband.” The young woman was stunning and her message stunningly clear when she told Jill Plumley. What wasn't clear was how Jill could save her perfect marriage and her attractive husband from the younger, sexier, very clever Nicole. The frightening thing was, Jill knew that David could be stolen. She had done it herself. She had taken David from his wife when she, Jill, had been the other woman. And David was still a prize catch: handsome, rich, successful and irresistible. Yes, Jill knew what it was like to be David’s mistress; she knew everything that would happen. But she didn't know what to do about it.


“Masterful... a conflict played out with deftness and deadliness of fencers.”
Richmond Times Dispatch
“A chilling story.”
Los Angeles Herald Examiner