WHY DOES ADULTERY MAKE SUCH A GOOD THEME?
– Adele Parks, whose latest novel About Last Night is published in June.
My first novel Playing Away (published 2000) created uproar because I’d written so frankly about an adulterous heroine. People found themselves drawn to her, despite her immorality because overwhelming sexual attraction is exciting and undeniably a fact of life. In no way shape or form am I pro-adultery, I think it’s heartbreaking but that is the attraction as a writer. Taking a heroine on a journey where she is the perpetrator or victim of heartache is irresistible.