Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Happy Family Ripped Apart

Ava found what she always wanted in the love of her two sons and her husband, Mitchel. She fell in love with Mitchel, a widower, but his son Jack stole her heart. When she gave birth to their son, Sam, she thought her life was complete.

Nothing stays perfect. With the pressures of his job, Mitchel becomes more of a perfectionist and very controlling. He draws away from Ava and becomes more demanding of Jack. He seems to ignore Sam. Ava is concerned, but thinks things can be worked out until one terrible night when their marriage begins to come apart.

The story is told from the viewpoint of each of the main characters in different chapters. While this is an interesting ploy, I found the voices of the characters to be very similar. Ava and Jack were the most easily distinguished. Mitchel's chapters didn't seem to relate well to his personality. I found Ava an annoying character in the opening chapters. She seemed too nervous and too much under Mitchel's thumb. However, as the story progressed she began to stand up for herself and became more interesting.

The story is fast paced and easy to read. It draws you in and keeps you wondering how this family will resolve the crisis. If you like a family story that includes a bit of mystery, you'll enjoy this book.

I reviewed this book for BookLook Bloggers.