Fay Weldon’s gripping novel asks the questions, Can a politician’s life ever be private? And, Can the past ever stay buried?
Isabel has a secret: Seven years ago, she had an affair and ended up pregnant. A few months later, she married Homer Rust, who has no idea that Jason isn’t his son. Now, Isabel’s former lover, a US senator poised for the presidential nomination, is threatening her contented family life and her career as a journalist. Dandridge Ivel has never forgotten Isabel. But his aides are making it their business to make sure she’s erased from his life. Isabel is a dangerous liability that could destroy Dandy’s political career—especially when her son is becomes a pawn in a murderous conspiracy. Part thriller, part love story, The President’s Child exposes the secrets and lies at the heart of a marriage, the consequences of love, and how much a mother will sacrifice for her child.