About the book
The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she 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 you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.
Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.
Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
I’ll start by saying this story is fucked up. Everyone looks at situations and plots differently, but I was deeply disturbed by the path this story went down. And maybe I just have certain triggers, like some readers who hate reading about love triangles or other readers (myself being one) who hate reading about rape. The twist this book took definitely appalled me, and I will admit that I almost quit reading. It was early enough in the book that I wasn’t too invested and considered just DNFing it. I didn’t think I could stomach the rest. But some twisted part of me had to know the outcome.
The book goes back and forth between the present day and the before/early stages of the couples marriage. At first I had no clue which way the story was going, and then the author made it very clear how twisted and sick in the head someone can be, and from that point on I was scrambling to finish.
Am I glad I finished it? Yes. I was happy (for lack of a better word) with the ending. Did I like the story? Hell no. It was one of the most twisted plots I’ve ever read, and it disturbed me quite a bit. In fact, I’m still thinking about the story days after finishing it, that’s how much it affected me. Is it worth reading? YES. Because the test of a great book is how it makes you feel, right? And even if I hated the characters and the story, it made me think and feel and bitch about it days later. I can’t say I loved the book, I didn’t even like the book. But I couldn’t put it down, and I want all my friends to read it now so we can talk about how twisted it is. There’s so much I want to say that would give away important plot lines and ruin the story, so if you read this book, please come back and tell me what you thought!
A twisted psychological thriller definitely worth reading.
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published: February 11, 2016 by MIRA
Length: 352 Pages