Release date: March 22, 2018
Publisher: Red Door
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
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 find happiness, 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.
A story of love and loss, of enduring friendship and unreliable memory, A Perfect Marriage is an enthralling new book from the bestselling author of Stillwater Creek. The novel is also a tale of redemption, of new hopes and fresh beginnings.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Perfect Marriage.
Anytime I get the opportunity to read a book about a couples marriage, I’m immediately in. There’s something so intriguing to me about what goes on behind closed doors and the fact that the description alludes to secrets made me eager to read this one. Shortly after I started it I felt pretty confident that I could see where things were headed but Booth had a couple of tricks up her sleeve that surprised and delighted me.
This is told in dual timelines, Then and Now and the Now section is told in chronological order while the Then chapters are told in reverse chronological order. This was clever and definitely kept me on my toes as I was slightly confused at first until I figured out what was going on. Sally was a lovely woman who was trying to do right by her daughter, Charlie and you know right away that she hasn’t had an easy life. As you learn about her past you begin to understand her dark history and my heart broke for her, she had to endure some hard things. This read like a family drama with some mysterious elements and was a quick read that I sped through in one afternoon.
A Perfect Marriage in three words: Secretive, Smooth and Interesting.
Overall rating: 3.5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.
About the Author:
Alison Booth’s fourth novel, A Perfect Marriage, will be published in March 2018 by RedDoor Publishing. Alison’s debut novel, the critically acclaimed Stillwater Creek – a story of love and loss, betrayal and hope – was published by Penguin Random House (PRH) in 2010, and was Highly Commended in the 2011 ACT Book of the Year Award.
For more information:
Website – www.alisonbooth.net
Twitter – twitter.com/booth_alison
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