I received this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for my review.
While For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt was upsetting for me as I have a son the same age as the boy in the book, I loved the story and couldn’t put the book down. It addresses how far a parent will go for their child and how a family reacts in the face of a crisis.
“On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice…you have to get it yourself. Shocked to discover Nat’s taken matters into her own hands, Will has no choice but to dirty his, also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He’s just not sure he recognizes the woman he married. Nat’s always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret—or their marriage?”
The copy of the book I received had a different description on the back of the book which explained more about the “unchecked danger” in the community. I am not sure if now the issue is considered a spoiler! What I can tell you is that someone Natalie and Will considered a friend is accused of something unexpected and disturbing. Natalie, as a criminal defense attorney, is not willing to trust the system to deal with him. Her plans are perfect, until they aren’t. As the family members deal with the alleged crime, the true nature of the broken legal system comes to light.
The ending of this book was surprising in a few ways and I truly loved it! If you have the chance to read this one, I highly recommend it.
What have you been reading lately? I have a few more recent reads to share soon!