In this powerfully written and insightful novel, author Stacy Robinson explores the consequences of flawed choices, the complex nature of betrayal and forgiveness--and the intriguing possibility of second acts...Read more...
In this powerfully written and insightful novel, author Stacy Robinson explores the consequences of flawed choices, the complex nature of betrayal and forgiveness--and the intriguing possibility of second acts...
Claire Montgomery has a lifetime of sensible decisions behind her. Yet all it takes is one impulsive indiscretion to bring everything crashing down--her marriage to a wealthy entrepreneur, her status as half of one of Denver society's power couples, and the future she dreamed of for their seventeen-year-old son, Nick.
Claire's husband, Michael, angrily blames her for the recklessness that has left Nick's life in the balance, though not nearly as much as Claire blames herself. But as Nick struggles to move forward, Claire too begins inching toward a reimagined future. Along with a fresh perspective come new questions. Are there other reasons for her fractured relationship and Michael's increasingly erratic behavior? Has he, too, been harboring painful secrets? And does Claire dare to find the real truth, when her seamlessly decorated world of privilege and security is at stake?
- ISBN-13: 9781617733758
- ISBN-10: 161773375X
- Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
- Publish Date: February 2015
- Page Count: 352
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.98 x 1.02 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-01-26
- Reviewer: Staff
Claire Montgomery has spent her marriage coasting on the affluence of her husband. That all comes to a sudden halt when she has a one-night stand with Andrew, a business associate of her husband, Michael. Matters are further complicated when their son, Nicky, overdoses on cocaine that Andrew left in the house. Nicky goes into a coma, and when Michael learns the circumstances around this tragedy, he is livid. While Nicky goes through intensive care and therapy, Michael asks for a separation. However, as time passes, Claire realizes Michael has been hiding things from her as well, and she decides to risk her privileged life to confront him. Robinson’s empathy for Claire comes out on every page. Claire is a strong mother and a woman struggling to form an independent identity. Nicky and his father adjust their expectations for Nicky’s future, and Claire adjusts her financial situation; Robinson deftly manages to make readers sympathetic with the struggles of the incredibly privileged. Agent: David Forrer, Inkwell Management. (Mar.)