Accidents of Marriage A Novel Author:Randy Susan Meyers From the bestselling author of The Comfort of Lies comes an engrossing look at the darker side of a marriage and how an ordinary family responds to an extraordinary crisis. — With The Comfort of Lies, Randy Susan Meyers garnered phenomenal praise: ?Meyers?s women resonate as strong, complicated, and conflicted, and the writing flows effortlessly?... more » (Kirkus Reviews). The Boston Globe declared the novel ?sharp and biting, and sometimes wickedly funny.? Now, in Accidents of Marriage, Meyers returns with an absorbing story that explores a topic rarely exposed in women?s fiction?the damaging effects of a spouse?s emotional abuse.
Maddy is a working mother trying to balance her career and three children. Years ago, she fell in love with Ben, a public defender, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he?s lashing out at her during his periodic rages. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids?which works to keep a fragile peace?until one rainy day, when Maddy and Ben are in the car together and Ben?s temper gets the best of him?leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.
Meyers takes us inside the hearts and minds of her characters, alternating among the perspectives of Maddy, Ben, and their fourteen-year-old daughter. Accidents of Marriage is a provocative and stunning novel that will resonate deeply with women from all walks of life, ultimately revealing the challenges of family, faith, and forgiveness.« less
This is a very emotional book about a family in crisis following a serious accident. Told from each family member's point of view. It really drew me in and was hard to put down. It's a bit sad and depressing but I felt like I was right there pulling for things to work out for this family. Very well done.