Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill is AWESOME!
From the Publisher:
The truth could cost her everything.
Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn’t measure up to her mother’s expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she’s married, has a new baby, and life is wonderful.
Or is it?
When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It’s temporary. It’s the stress. It’s Mitchell’s tragic history of loss.
If only Ava could believe her own excuses.
Mitchell is no longer the charming, thoughtful man she married. He grows more controlling by the day, revealing a violent jealous streak. His behavior is recklessly erratic, and the unanswered questions about his past now hint at something far more sinister than Ava can stomach. Before she can fit the pieces together, Mitchell files for divorce and demands full custody of their boys.
Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town, Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game?
Center of Gravity weaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that things—and people—are not always what they seem.
I am not usually drawn to suspense/thriller type books but this one just drew me in and wouldn't let me go. The story starts out with Ava believing she has an an idyllic life of domestic bliss but soon the cracks begin to show and as they widen, it all starts to spiral out of control.
The narrative is told from the perspective of five of the characters. You would think this might be hard to follow but it isn't. The story flows very well and as each perspective is shared, the suspense builds and continues to build until ...
well, you'll just have to read it to see what happens.
Center of Gravity is by far one of the best books I have read this year ~
I give it 5 stars!
I received a free copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.