Excellent writing, awful story. Characters that will stay in my mind but not in a good way. I had this book on my shelf for years; when I picked it up, it was hard to put down! It was like an accident that I couldn't look away from. Infidelity, child abuse, abortion, fractured families, prostitution - too much sadness for me. I read for relaxation! The fact that I felt compelled to read it to the end says a lot about the writing because it was not a relaxing experience. I honestly don't even know how to rate something like this. 2 stars because I didn't like it, but really deserves more stars because it's a good book -just one that I didn't like.
Compelling study of two marriages, both crumbling from outside pressures, and the complications of madness, religious fundamentalism, and the battle over abortion rights.
So this book had a lot going on in it. It is from 4 different people's perspectives and it was difficult at times to figure out who was talking. I just finished it and still trying to digest the ending. It seems to come to an abrupt end and didn't answer a lot my questions before i was done reading it. It was an easy read and an interesting story, nothing to write home about or I would recommend to other to read.
Very good book! I found it very hard to put down which is bad because I have two kids. So, I had to only read at night when the house was sleeping.
I enjoyed this book. The only book I have read by this author but it was nicely written and kept me on my toes. It has lust, suspense, fear, lots of in between...