The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart.
Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.
Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
©2016 Bernadette MacDougall (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
"This book just has to be huge.... I flew through it in two breathless sittings. Quite simply: astounding." (S. J. I. Holliday, author of Black Wood)
The idea of the story line appealed to me but oh dear the main character, Grace, is such a hopeless twit. There are no shocks, no suspense but plenty of frustration and boredom. I cannot recommend this book unless you like slow, frustrating stories. Millie was the only character I warmed to and to her I would say, "I don't like George Clooney either."
"Frighteningly , sad"
Frighteningly, sad story that kept me riveted until the end . I can't say I enjoyed it , but I would recommend it as a book worth listening to
This was such a well crafted story I felt I was there with the narrator. I want to listen to it again immediately;
"moving and scary"
this is a great book. i really enjoyed the story even though sometimes i felt I was going to cry as things go from bad to worse. will recommend this to others. the performance of the reader is great and really puts across the feeling of the protagonist. loved it
"gripping from start to finish "
this story is so moving you won't put it down, just shows what really can happen in the walls of a seemingly loving home!!
The strengths and weakness of people.
The development of strength that comes from despartation.
The feelings put into the words.
It was hard to put down, I just wanted to know how this situation could develop let alone end. Well work the credit.
Parts were so harrowing I almost couldn't listen. So pleased I made it to the end
I would definitely recommend this book ! It was gripping from the start and I couldn't put it down ! I finally finished it at 2 in the morning and then wished I'd taken it slower ! I cant wait for her next book
It brought to mind Apple tree yard , where being brought down so low brought out the determination for revenge
The feeling of complete and utter helplessness and being totally at someone else's mercy
Millie made me laugh at times , what a clever girl ! At times it made me fearful for Grace I wanted to shout' don't he'll punish you !
It would make a great movie
"What a page turner!"
From start to finish this story has you in its vice like grip!
Many a time my mouth would fall open in utter shock as the story played out. Beautifully written and wonderfully narrated - I highly recommend it. I'm now off to find more work from this writer!!!
After a run of rubbish books it was a relief to listen to this. Gripping from the start and with an excellent narrator, this really was a great thriller.
Whilst a little bit unbelievable it was totally engrossing all the same and I raced to the end and wasn't at all disappointed, in fact I don't think it could have ended better. Loved the way the book was laid out and the ending was structured so well. Could easily be a movie but set in the US.
I loved this book so much. The story was interesting and got me hooked. I loved the characters of Grace, Esther and Millie instantly. The whole time you don't know what's going to happen next and it is beautifully written to keep you on the edge of your seat with giving you cliff hanger before switching to the past/present to tell a different part of the story as it all pieces together. I listen to it while going for walks and I found myself walking on auto as I was so engrossed in the book! It was also beautifully read by Georgia Maguire who has a very soft, sweet voice and through her different voices we knew whcih character was talking. Would definitely recommend as it is a believable telling of a very sad story with a lot of twists and tension.
Brilliant story from first chapter to last. Keeps you on the edge throughout. Well done.
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