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Almost A Crime ❰Reading❯ ➸ Almost A Crime Author Penny Vincenzi – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Scandal, affairs and betrayal abound in ALMOST A CRIME by Penny Vincenzi perfect for any fan of Kate Morton s The Lake House, or Harriet Evans The Butterfly Summer Deliciously readable Mail on SundayT Scandal, affairs and betrayal abound in Almost A Crime by Penny Vincenzi perfect for any fan of Kate Morton s The Lake House, or Harriet Almost A MOBI :Þ Evans The Butterfly Summer Deliciously readable Mail on SundayTom and Octavia Fleming have the perfect power marriage he is a spin doctor and she runs a consultancy to the charity industry They are attractive, rich and successful Then Octavia discovers Tom is having an affair, and both the discovery and the affair itself have consequences that are potentially fatal For this is no ordinary affair, but one that leads to terror and danger, and threatens to damage people s lives for ever.

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  • Paperback
  • Almost A Crime
  • Penny Vincenzi
  • English
  • 15 August 2018
  • 0755332652

About the Author: Penny Vincenzi

Her family, Headline and her agent Clare Alexander are sad to announce the death of their beloved Penny Vincenzi who died peacefully on February thAt Almost A MOBI :Þ the launch of her th book, A Question of Trust, last year, Penny said If nobody buys it, it will be my last book otherwise, no, I don t want it to be my last book I still love writing and the whole process And at the time of her death Penny was several chapters into a new book We would urge those who haven t discovered all of her books yet to explore the backlist, and we look forward to publishing A Question of Trust in paperback this year Penny Vincenzi, who died in , was one of the UK s best loved and most popular authors Since her first book, Old Sins, was first published in , she went on to write sixteenbestselling novels and two collections of stories She began her career as a junior secretary for Vogue magazine and went on to work at The Daily Mirror, Tatler, and later as a Fashion and Beauty Editor on magazines such as Woman s Own, Nova and Honey, before becoming a Deputy Editor of Options and Contributing Editor of Cosmopolitan Over seven million copies of Penny s books have been sold worldwide and she is universally held to be the doyenne of the modern blockbuster Glamour.



10 thoughts on “Almost A Crime

  1. eb eb says:

    I think I smiled throughout the entire million page duration of this book Rich people having affairs Baby abductions Evil best friends Every five pages, someone bursts into tears every ten pages, someone chokes down a glass of expensive champagne and every twenty pages, someone insists that she can t possibly continue this conversation, as it s making her feel quite ill the vast messy soap opera is narrated in the Queen s English In short, I can t imagine a novelperfect for slight I think I smiled throughout the entire million page duration of this book Rich people having affairs Baby abductions Evil best friends Every five pages, someone bursts into tears every ten pages, someone chokes down a glass of expensive champagne and every twenty pages, someone insists that she can t possibly continue this conversation, as it s making her feel quite ill the vast messy soap opera is narrated in the Queen s English In short, I can t imagine a novelperfect for slightly hungover beach reading

  2. Judy Judy says:

    Penny Vicenzi always writes such entertaining books However, Amost a Crime is too much Or in this case, too many Too many plots going on, too many coincidences, and way, way too many women who ending up in a flood of tears.

  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is an airport novel, big and heavy, but I like it Octavia, a dame with class, is married to Tom, well dressed and almost public school and they have a power marriage Octavia s best friend is a bit unhinged after a cot death, and she inveigles Tom into an affair Or so we must believe in the absence of any other reason because Tom is clearly nice and the best friend of course must be a bit mad because she can t be bad and be a friend of the lovely Octavia, right Anyway it s full of gos This is an airport novel, big and heavy, but I like it Octavia, a dame with class, is married to Tom, well dressed and almost public school and they have a power marriage Octavia s best friend is a bit unhinged after a cot death, and she inveigles Tom into an affair Or so we must believe in the absence of any other reason because Tom is clearly nice and the best friend of course must be a bit mad because she can t be bad and be a friend of the lovely Octavia, right Anyway it s full of gossipy hit and miss affairs as substitutes while the marriage is under threat, but destiny brings them back together again and all is well.Women, it seems, will put up with many things if their husbands are sexy and nice to the children LOL

  4. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    I m very surprised I managed to get through all 817 pages of this I wanted to hit all the characters in the book who, although believable, were shallow, stupid and self absorbed, and I found it difficult to care what happened to them, let alone like anyone including any of the minor characters The story wandered around, with little suspense, barely reaching a point, and had an unsatisfactory ending although admittedly, I d probably only be satisfied if everyone in the book died.

  5. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Story about a power couple with 3 kids Both parents successful and busy The husband has an affair with the woman s best friend who appears to be quite mad She even kidnaps their youngest child after the affair is ended All the people around this couple and their characters are all quite interesting An unputdownable book if it was not so thick.

  6. Kathy Duncan Kathy Duncan says:

    The book is not almost a crime it is an absolute crime against good writing The characters are wooden and vapid their lives uninteresting and boring They cheat on each other and ignore their children In the end, I was rooting for the crazy best friend to do in Octavia and keep her child.

  7. Redfox5 Redfox5 says:

    Took me longer than usual to be swept away by this Vincenzi novel But once I did, I couldn t put it down.So much happens in this book There are lots of characters and something happens to most of them Their stories intertwine making for some exciting plot twists.Although some plot details I saw coming from miles away It was pretty easy to guess who Tom was having an affair with.I did feel sympathy for Octavia but like most of the adults in this book, she put her own selfish desires above her Took me longer than usual to be swept away by this Vincenzi novel But once I did, I couldn t put it down.So much happens in this book There are lots of characters and something happens to most of them Their stories intertwine making for some exciting plot twists.Although some plot details I saw coming from miles away It was pretty easy to guess who Tom was having an affair with.I did feel sympathy for Octavia but like most of the adults in this book, she put her own selfish desires above her children s Kids are not stupid, they know when something is wrong No one explains anything to them and then Octavia buggers off to Barbados with her new lover I always love Vincenzi s books This is another winner

  8. Kristen Kristen says:

    4.5 She lay awake trying to decide how much could be forgiven Whether love turned to hatred could ever become love again The sweet intense flirtation that had begun at a dance party, extended to lunch, to wild, winging afternoons in hotel rooms, and thence to magically lovely stolen nights and days, had slowly darkened into tears, dependence, demands, protestations of love, of need, and finally declarations of hatred and of revenge Love itself indeed, was a gamble there was no way to b 4.5 She lay awake trying to decide how much could be forgiven Whether love turned to hatred could ever become love again The sweet intense flirtation that had begun at a dance party, extended to lunch, to wild, winging afternoons in hotel rooms, and thence to magically lovely stolen nights and days, had slowly darkened into tears, dependence, demands, protestations of love, of need, and finally declarations of hatred and of revenge Love itself indeed, was a gamble there was no way to be sure of a winning hand Today was one of the good days They weren t all good rather like someone convalescing from a long illness, there were times when she still felt dreadful Still hurt Still bewildered Still afraid But it was getting better

  9. Jennie Jennie says:

    As a follow up to her trilogy to the Lytton family, I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised I fell immediately in love with the Lytton dynasty No Angel being an absolute delight , so I was slightly nervous going into Almost a Crime, afraid it would not live up to my expectations, having become so smitten with her previous work Once again, I am smitten Somehow, Vincenzi manages to write characters who live glamorous, wealthy, extravagant, successful existences, yet, when it comes to As a follow up to her trilogy to the Lytton family, I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised I fell immediately in love with the Lytton dynasty No Angel being an absolute delight , so I was slightly nervous going into Almost a Crime, afraid it would not live up to my expectations, having become so smitten with her previous work Once again, I am smitten Somehow, Vincenzi manages to write characters who live glamorous, wealthy, extravagant, successful existences, yet, when it comes to their emotional outpourings, I feel as though they are me and I am them One can simultaneously live the life of a sexy and affluent businesswoman in London perfect as far as escapism goes , yet be touched in an incredibly real way Spoilers in following sectionI was most moved when Octavia finally allowed herself to be embraced by Tom after the ordeal with the kidnapping Her contradictory feelings already made perfectly clear, she gave in when she was most in need and went to the man who could easily provide the most comfort and security It was a marvelous description of emotional complexity, knowing I, no matter what the circumstance, know I would want nothingthan to embrace my husband in such a terrible situation.I was slightly annoyed, however, by the excessive detail into the lives of minor characters Don t get me wrong Romilly s short lived modeling career and Zoe s forbidden trysts with Ian were certainly entertaining reading, but in some ways, felt tedious when compared to other aspects of the book Of course, that may be the point of Vincenzi s novels, the tiniest details of circumstances lead from one life experience to another Change just one detail, one chance meeting, one slip of the tongue and who knows what may occur instead Had Caroline not found the cell phone in the towel drawer at the same time Tom was having breakfast, then their marriage would certainly have ended In theory, I absolutely love this philosophy, and would not ask Vincenzi to change anything at all because, in the end, every detail becomes worth it It is just that I have to admit that at times during the reading of these seemingly side tracked stories, I found myself fervently wishing for less into Zoe s trysts andinto Octavia s Which, in the end, I received

  10. Jess Chambers Jess Chambers says:

    Tom and Octavia Fleming have what the media likes to call a power marriage As well as having three children, they run their own highly successful companies and are always ready to share their individual expertise to help the other They re portrayed in the press as the perfect modern couple, and are much sought after at public functions for the glamour that surrounds them If, perhaps, they don t get to spend enough quality time either with one another or their children, the rewards make the Tom and Octavia Fleming have what the media likes to call a power marriage As well as having three children, they run their own highly successful companies and are always ready to share their individual expertise to help the other They re portrayed in the press as the perfect modern couple, and are much sought after at public functions for the glamour that surrounds them If, perhaps, they don t get to spend enough quality time either with one another or their children, the rewards make the sacrifice worthwhile.Then, with appalling suddenness, their carefully ordered life seems set to collapse around them Octavia makes the devastating discovery that Tom is having an affair, and Tom loses a vital client which takes his business to the brink of ruin To make matters worse, someone seems intent on sabotaging not only Tom s company, but any hope he and Octavia might have had of repairing their marriage Only now does it become apparent exactly how precariously balanced their life together was, and how easily it could come crashing down Picking up the pieces turns out to be an awful lot harder In fact, it s doubtful whether it can even be done.Long as it is, this novel kept me riveted from beginning to end with its complex relationships, company politics and cleverly woven subplots I honestly couldn t put it down Most of all, I loved the way the characters developed in response to the troubles confronting them Octavia, always dominated by her overprotective father, painfully insecure and terribly serious, gradually gains confidence and the ability to laugh at herself Tom, on the other hand, faced with the prospect of losing everything that s important to him, is stripped of the arrogance I initially so disliked By the end, much to my surprise, I found myself sincerely hoping these two would succeed in salvaging their marriage

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10 thoughts on “Almost A Crime

  1. eb eb says:

    I think I smiled throughout the entire million page duration of this book Rich people having affairs Baby abductions Evil best friends Every five pages, someone bursts into tears every ten pages, someone chokes down a glass of expensive champagne and every twenty pages, someone insists that she can t possibly continue this conversation, as it s making her feel quite ill the vast messy soap opera is narrated in the Queen s English In short, I can t imagine a novelperfect for slight I think I smiled throughout the entire million page duration of this book Rich people having affairs Baby abductions Evil best friends Every five pages, someone bursts into tears every ten pages, someone chokes down a glass of expensive champagne and every twenty pages, someone insists that she can t possibly continue this conversation, as it s making her feel quite ill the vast messy soap opera is narrated in the Queen s English In short, I can t imagine a novelperfect for slightly hungover beach reading

  2. Judy Judy says:

    Penny Vicenzi always writes such entertaining books However, Amost a Crime is too much Or in this case, too many Too many plots going on, too many coincidences, and way, way too many women who ending up in a flood of tears.

  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is an airport novel, big and heavy, but I like it Octavia, a dame with class, is married to Tom, well dressed and almost public school and they have a power marriage Octavia s best friend is a bit unhinged after a cot death, and she inveigles Tom into an affair Or so we must believe in the absence of any other reason because Tom is clearly nice and the best friend of course must be a bit mad because she can t be bad and be a friend of the lovely Octavia, right Anyway it s full of gos This is an airport novel, big and heavy, but I like it Octavia, a dame with class, is married to Tom, well dressed and almost public school and they have a power marriage Octavia s best friend is a bit unhinged after a cot death, and she inveigles Tom into an affair Or so we must believe in the absence of any other reason because Tom is clearly nice and the best friend of course must be a bit mad because she can t be bad and be a friend of the lovely Octavia, right Anyway it s full of gossipy hit and miss affairs as substitutes while the marriage is under threat, but destiny brings them back together again and all is well.Women, it seems, will put up with many things if their husbands are sexy and nice to the children LOL

  4. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    I m very surprised I managed to get through all 817 pages of this I wanted to hit all the characters in the book who, although believable, were shallow, stupid and self absorbed, and I found it difficult to care what happened to them, let alone like anyone including any of the minor characters The story wandered around, with little suspense, barely reaching a point, and had an unsatisfactory ending although admittedly, I d probably only be satisfied if everyone in the book died.

  5. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Story about a power couple with 3 kids Both parents successful and busy The husband has an affair with the woman s best friend who appears to be quite mad She even kidnaps their youngest child after the affair is ended All the people around this couple and their characters are all quite interesting An unputdownable book if it was not so thick.

  6. Kathy Duncan Kathy Duncan says:

    The book is not almost a crime it is an absolute crime against good writing The characters are wooden and vapid their lives uninteresting and boring They cheat on each other and ignore their children In the end, I was rooting for the crazy best friend to do in Octavia and keep her child.

  7. Redfox5 Redfox5 says:

    Took me longer than usual to be swept away by this Vincenzi novel But once I did, I couldn t put it down.So much happens in this book There are lots of characters and something happens to most of them Their stories intertwine making for some exciting plot twists.Although some plot details I saw coming from miles away It was pretty easy to guess who Tom was having an affair with.I did feel sympathy for Octavia but like most of the adults in this book, she put her own selfish desires above her Took me longer than usual to be swept away by this Vincenzi novel But once I did, I couldn t put it down.So much happens in this book There are lots of characters and something happens to most of them Their stories intertwine making for some exciting plot twists.Although some plot details I saw coming from miles away It was pretty easy to guess who Tom was having an affair with.I did feel sympathy for Octavia but like most of the adults in this book, she put her own selfish desires above her children s Kids are not stupid, they know when something is wrong No one explains anything to them and then Octavia buggers off to Barbados with her new lover I always love Vincenzi s books This is another winner

  8. Kristen Kristen says:

    4.5 She lay awake trying to decide how much could be forgiven Whether love turned to hatred could ever become love again The sweet intense flirtation that had begun at a dance party, extended to lunch, to wild, winging afternoons in hotel rooms, and thence to magically lovely stolen nights and days, had slowly darkened into tears, dependence, demands, protestations of love, of need, and finally declarations of hatred and of revenge Love itself indeed, was a gamble there was no way to b 4.5 She lay awake trying to decide how much could be forgiven Whether love turned to hatred could ever become love again The sweet intense flirtation that had begun at a dance party, extended to lunch, to wild, winging afternoons in hotel rooms, and thence to magically lovely stolen nights and days, had slowly darkened into tears, dependence, demands, protestations of love, of need, and finally declarations of hatred and of revenge Love itself indeed, was a gamble there was no way to be sure of a winning hand Today was one of the good days They weren t all good rather like someone convalescing from a long illness, there were times when she still felt dreadful Still hurt Still bewildered Still afraid But it was getting better

  9. Jennie Jennie says:

    As a follow up to her trilogy to the Lytton family, I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised I fell immediately in love with the Lytton dynasty No Angel being an absolute delight , so I was slightly nervous going into Almost a Crime, afraid it would not live up to my expectations, having become so smitten with her previous work Once again, I am smitten Somehow, Vincenzi manages to write characters who live glamorous, wealthy, extravagant, successful existences, yet, when it comes to As a follow up to her trilogy to the Lytton family, I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised I fell immediately in love with the Lytton dynasty No Angel being an absolute delight , so I was slightly nervous going into Almost a Crime, afraid it would not live up to my expectations, having become so smitten with her previous work Once again, I am smitten Somehow, Vincenzi manages to write characters who live glamorous, wealthy, extravagant, successful existences, yet, when it comes to their emotional outpourings, I feel as though they are me and I am them One can simultaneously live the life of a sexy and affluent businesswoman in London perfect as far as escapism goes , yet be touched in an incredibly real way Spoilers in following sectionI was most moved when Octavia finally allowed herself to be embraced by Tom after the ordeal with the kidnapping Her contradictory feelings already made perfectly clear, she gave in when she was most in need and went to the man who could easily provide the most comfort and security It was a marvelous description of emotional complexity, knowing I, no matter what the circumstance, know I would want nothingthan to embrace my husband in such a terrible situation.I was slightly annoyed, however, by the excessive detail into the lives of minor characters Don t get me wrong Romilly s short lived modeling career and Zoe s forbidden trysts with Ian were certainly entertaining reading, but in some ways, felt tedious when compared to other aspects of the book Of course, that may be the point of Vincenzi s novels, the tiniest details of circumstances lead from one life experience to another Change just one detail, one chance meeting, one slip of the tongue and who knows what may occur instead Had Caroline not found the cell phone in the towel drawer at the same time Tom was having breakfast, then their marriage would certainly have ended In theory, I absolutely love this philosophy, and would not ask Vincenzi to change anything at all because, in the end, every detail becomes worth it It is just that I have to admit that at times during the reading of these seemingly side tracked stories, I found myself fervently wishing for less into Zoe s trysts andinto Octavia s Which, in the end, I received

  10. Jess Chambers Jess Chambers says:

    Tom and Octavia Fleming have what the media likes to call a power marriage As well as having three children, they run their own highly successful companies and are always ready to share their individual expertise to help the other They re portrayed in the press as the perfect modern couple, and are much sought after at public functions for the glamour that surrounds them If, perhaps, they don t get to spend enough quality time either with one another or their children, the rewards make the Tom and Octavia Fleming have what the media likes to call a power marriage As well as having three children, they run their own highly successful companies and are always ready to share their individual expertise to help the other They re portrayed in the press as the perfect modern couple, and are much sought after at public functions for the glamour that surrounds them If, perhaps, they don t get to spend enough quality time either with one another or their children, the rewards make the sacrifice worthwhile.Then, with appalling suddenness, their carefully ordered life seems set to collapse around them Octavia makes the devastating discovery that Tom is having an affair, and Tom loses a vital client which takes his business to the brink of ruin To make matters worse, someone seems intent on sabotaging not only Tom s company, but any hope he and Octavia might have had of repairing their marriage Only now does it become apparent exactly how precariously balanced their life together was, and how easily it could come crashing down Picking up the pieces turns out to be an awful lot harder In fact, it s doubtful whether it can even be done.Long as it is, this novel kept me riveted from beginning to end with its complex relationships, company politics and cleverly woven subplots I honestly couldn t put it down Most of all, I loved the way the characters developed in response to the troubles confronting them Octavia, always dominated by her overprotective father, painfully insecure and terribly serious, gradually gains confidence and the ability to laugh at herself Tom, on the other hand, faced with the prospect of losing everything that s important to him, is stripped of the arrogance I initially so disliked By the end, much to my surprise, I found myself sincerely hoping these two would succeed in salvaging their marriage

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