Colette Freedman Book Signing at The Ivy Bookshop

In The Consequences, the follow-up to her acclaimed debut novel, The Affair, Colette Freedman explores the aftermath of infidelity from three different perspectives – husband, wife and mistress.

Over the course of one tumultuous Christmas Eve, Kathy Walker confirmed her suspicions about her husband’s affair, confronted his mistress, Stephanie, and saved her marriage. She and Robert have 18 years, two teenagers and a film production business between them – plus a bond that Kathy has no intention of givnig up on. Yet through Robert is contrite, Kathy can’t quite silence her doubts.

While Robert reels from his wife’s ultimatum and his mistress’ rejection, Stephanie makes a discovery: she’s pregnant. Her resolve to stay away from Robert wavers now that they could make a real family together. And in the days that follow, Stephanie, Robert and Kathy must each reckon with the intricate realities of desire, the repercussion of betrayal and the secrets that, once revealed, ripple through lives and relationships in thoroughly unexpected ways.

Colette Freedman is an internationally produced playwright with over 25 produced plays. She was voted “One of 50 to Watch” by the Dramatist’s Guild. Her play Sister Cities was the hit of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe and has been produced around the country and internationally. She has co-written, with international bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, which is gearing up for a national tour. In collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Michael Scott, she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows. Her novel The Affair came out in 2013. The stage adaptation of the novel earned both critical and commercial success on its 2013 tour through Italy.