Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review: The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

Blurb from Goodreads:
Set in the capital city of the world’s happiest country, a comedy of manners about depression, the pressures of marriage, and the possibility of falling in love again, from the bestselling author of A House for Happy Mothers.

Sanya was always the perfect wife, but after a breakdown at her office, it’s her husband Harry’s turn to step up. His proposal? A temporary move to Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city. He needs to be there to close a business deal and figures the change of scenery will do her good. Soon Sanya goes from hiding under her duvet to hiding in plain sight—a dark-skinned Indian American in a city of blondes.

Within Copenhagen’s glamorous high society, one man stands out—not only because of his intriguing scar but because he sees Sanya in a way Harry hasn’t for years. Anders Ravn owns the company Harry wants to acquire, and soon Sanya begins to fall for him. As allegations of white-collar crime arise, she learns of Harry’s infidelity, and having an affair with Anders seems ever more tempting. Surrounded by old money, smoked fish on dark breads, and way too many bicycles, Sanya slowly moves from breakdown to breakthrough, but where will she end up—and with whom?
My Review:
Copenhagen is one of those cities that I loved visiting but I know that I would love living there even more so I was necessarily intrigued to read this book.  I was so pleasantly delighted by this book - not only did I laugh out loud but I really loved Sanya.  She was such a well developed character in the book that I never questioned her motivations or felt unsettled even when she surprised me.  I think this book perfectly set the tone of this city but also this feeling of a certain age in this world in which we now live.  I read this pretty quickly and can't wait to discover more form this author.

The Copenhagen Affair comes out next week on September 26, 2017 and you can purchase HERE.  I definitely recommend this one for fans of literary fiction, I enjoyed this one immensely!
It's a common mistake to assume that emotional baggage will disappear if one changes geographies. There are many who think that a change in weather is all that is needed to set everything that is wrong with a person right. 


  1. Copenhagen is a city I would love to visit as well. I did not know about this book before, but the plot looks very interesting.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner

  2. I do love the setting for this, you have to love something different for sure. WOnderful honest review!

  3. Thanks for the review, Eva. Much appreciated. And, yes, Copenhagen is such a great city. I moved last year to California but still go back often for work and I love it. Best, Amulya


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