The John Edwards–Rielle Hunter affair made
headlines for years. “One of the biggest political scandals of all time,” “a
fall from grace,” “a modern-day tragedy”—it’s a story that has been reported,
distorted, and spun over and over again by the media, by political aides, by
the US government, and by supposed friends. There is, however, someone who actually
knows the truth, someone who lived it from day one—the woman at the heart of
the story itself: Rielle Hunter.
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In What Really Happened, Hunter offers an extremely personal
account of her relationship with John Edwards: the facts of how they actually
met, how their accidental love started and escalated, what it was like to fall
in love with a married man who decided to run for president, the surprise of
becoming pregnant during the campaign, how the affair became public, the
extensive cover-up, and finally, what happened in the years after Edwards
publicly admitted to being the father of their daughter, Frances Quinn.
Meet Edwards’ political players and get an intimate look at how they really
operated. Learn about the evolution of friends, enablers, and do-gooders, their
involvement with the affair and Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign, and where
the money from Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and Fred Baron actually went.
This book doesn’t spin the truth to achieve a prettier picture or a better
story. It isn’t about changing anyone’s mind. It’s simply the facts, the truth
of what really happened.