This book started out good in the first chapter. But after that it became so boring. I can't believe it was ever published. It kept repeating itself over and over. I ended up flicking to the end because I had no interest in it at all. Sorry
A riveting novel that sees Sarah caught in an abusive relationship with her husband. He is a manipulative bully and Sarah is caught making excuses for him time and time again. "You really are a worthless piece of shit. You can't do anything right. You never should have been born." Sarah's inner monologue tells us her deepest thoughts, her total lack of self-esteem and her suppression of her own wants and needs in her futile efforts to please him and keep him happy. There are glimpses of good times, however, and Sarah latches on to these as proof to herself that if she's good, things are good. So starts the downward spiral... Sarah is extremely lucky that she has her young daughter Lizzy to concentrate on, and her two wonderful friends Maggie and Kate, who offer her marvellous support throughout and are always there to pick up the pieces. And as things come to a head, an unexpected bombshell drops... I raced through this novel in a couple of hours, completely caught up in the story. Sometimes I just wanted to slap Sarah and tell her to wake up to herself. Then you realise that people really can't move on until they're ready to, no matter the logic. Cathy Zane has woven a powerful, realistic tale that sadly is a reflection of too many peoples lives. Recommended.
My thanks to NetGalley and She Writes Press for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.