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.
- Category: Fiction Extent: 320 Format: PB, B Format ADVANCE INFORMATION RedDoor Publishing 01444 240152 reddoorpublishing.com Published: 22nd March 2018 Price: £8.99 ISBN: 9781910453490 Powerful storytelling with a deliciously dark centre… Sally Lachlan has a secret that has haunted her for a decade, although perhaps it is time to let it go. A chance meeting with the charismatic geneticist, Anthony Blake, reawakens her desire for love and at the same time, her daughter, Charlie, shows signs of wishing to know more about her father. Both the past and the future are places Sally prefers not to think about. But if she wants to move towards a new love, she will first have to come to terms with her long-ago marriage. Only then will she be able to be honest with Charlie. And herself. Author Alison Booth was born in Born in Melbourne and brought up in Sydney, She worked for many years in the UK. Alison is a published novelist with PRH (The Jingera Trilogy). Her debut novel, Stillwater Creek, was Highly Commended in the 2011 ACT Book of the Year Award, and was also published in French (two editions) and in Reader’s Digest Select Editions in Asia and in Europe. Her subsequent novels were The Indigo Sky and A Distant Land. www.alisonbooth.net Sales: Compass IPS Compass Independent Publishing Services Ltd Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DF 020 8326 5696 email@example.com Sales Points • Stands alongside Lianne Moriarty • Previous novels sold very well Distribution: Central Books Central Books Ltd, 50 Freshwater Road, Chadwell Heath, London RM8 1RX 020 8525 8800 firstname.lastname@example.org A PERFECT MARRIAGE Alison Booth Previously published titles
‘With an intricate plaiting of past and present that both tantalises and beguiles, this novel is a poignant account of a marriage that is not what its title suggests’
‘Alison Booth captures the magnificence of female friendships and the tragedy of a disastrous marriage in a narrative that has the most satisfying of conclusions, hope.’
‘With crystal-clear prose and an artful warmth, Alison Booth leads us into the heart of contemporary human relationships, exposing tough – and necessary – truths. Very moving.”
12 March 2018, University of Essex
14 March 2018, The Marlborough Arms
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