Published by St. Martin's Press on August 9th 2016
I received this book for free from Publicist in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.
Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace's friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?
And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?
The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
Grace has had bad luck with men due to the fact she has taken responsibility for her sister Millie has down syndrome. All that changes when Jack comes into her life he seems to love Grace and accept Millie. After they marry Grace finds out Jack’s true intentions and is trapped. Will she be able to escape his grasp and save her family?
In an Oyster Shell – It was a disturbing read with a theme of domestic abuse. I was very uncomfortable with this book, though I did like the end.
The Pearls – The main thing about this book is the plot. Even though I found it extremely disturbing the plot was well thought out and executed.
The author expressed boldly through the characters. She didn’t hold back on the antagonist. He was frightening in who he was and that he was very comfortable with that. There was something redemptive to be found in the main character, which was a welcome contrast.
The ending is poetic and there are some ends that justify the means which balance out the bleak parts of the story.
The Sand – The book has a theme of domestic abuse, one that I did not appreciate. I appreciate a good thriller but I would say this was more of a sensational shock read than a thriller. It was extremely disturbing and I’m sad I read it.