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The Arrangement (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
The Arrangement - Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series Author:Suzanne Forster Alison Fairmont Villard wakes in a hospital bed with a face she doesn't recognize and a husband she doesn't know. Andrew Villard, a self-made millionaire, has a bright future but a shadowy past. When he tells Alison the details of their life together, she has no choice but to believe him-and to accept the shocking proposal he offers.It isn't jus... more »t the partial amnesia that Alison suffers. She has her own terrifying secrets that can't be entrusted to anyone, even Andrew. Even the police suspect he was behind Alison's near fatal accident aboard his yacht and were ready to charge him with murder before her body was found, battered on the razor-sharp coral reefs.When the veil of amnesia lifts, it's too late. Alison is caught in a web of her own making. And now an FBI agent with a personal vendetta is about to blow the lid off her deadly marriage of convenience.« less
I think the plot is interesting, but I stopped reading the book because one of the characters is involved in S&M. I'm not seeing how that is supporting the story line, and I'm not impressed enough to keep reading to find out.
Jennifer V. (jenviz) - , reviewed The Arrangement (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series) on
Helpful Score: 4
While the premise wasn't new - wife has amnesia and doesn't know if she can trust her husband the rest of the plot was anything other than what I expected. There were twists and turns throughout the book that continually surprised me to the very end. I've had this on my TBR pile for quite some time - I'm sorry it took so long to get to it!
THE ARRANGEMENT by Suzanne Forster was the February 2014 pick in my online book club, The Reading Cove.
I was looking forward to this book hoping it would be a quality romantic mystery. Alas, I'm sorry to say it was very disappointing.
The first 100 pages serve to dupe the reader with a VERY weak plot device...something that could've been done so much better in the hands of a more skilled writer.
The murder mystery element is chock-full of forgettable side characters, and convoluted twists and turns that rest solely on a terribly contrived coincidence that set everything in motion. A very big "it just so happens that" eye-rolling coincidence! And there were far too many for this to be a quality mystery.
You know, this is the level of storytelling that can entertain teenagers who don't have much yet to compare it to. But for seasoned, intelligent readers, it's likely just 457 pages of time wasted. You're better off reading something by Agatha Christie.
I can't get THE ARRANGEMENT higher than a D. Not recommended unless you're like 17.