My Review of “A Perfect Marriage” by Alison Booth
I enjoyed reading “A Perfect Marriage” by Alison Booth. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction and Mystery and Suspense. The timeline of the story is mostly in a ten-year period and goes back and forth to “THEN” and “NOW”. Sally Lachlan was married to an abusive husband and stayed only because she was concerned for her daughter Charlie. There is a painful terrible secret that haunts Sally. One that she feels is necessary to protect her daughter Charlie.
The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Sally can’t move towards the future, because of the secrets she harbors about the past. When Sally has the chance for a relationship with a charming man, and fears Charlie is old enough to find out about the past, she has to make decisions that will determine the future.
I appreciate that the author brings the topic of physical and emotional abuse and how this can influence relationships and self-worth. I also like that the author brings up therapy and support for victims of abuse.
I would recommend this book to readers that enjoy Women’s Fiction with a touch of Mystery. I received this Advanced Reader Copy as part of The Love Book Group Blog for my honest review.