My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Thank you Goodreads and St. Martins Press for an advance reader’s copy of this book.
Grace thinks she is marrying the perfect man, a successful, handsome attorney who dotes on her sister, Millie, who has Downs Syndrome and has invited her to live with them.
Everything is “perfect” until the wedding…and the honeymoon. Then Grace’s nightmare begins.
The author presents an I-can’t-put-this-book-down-plot, which is a very quick read! Grace’s thought-process and the book’s dialogue are stiff, however. It often seems as if Grace is presenting us with lists of things (my daughter-in-law’s words) that have happened instead of letting us in on her life.
Millie is the one character who seems to come alive. Perhaps it’s because she gives Grace the courage and conviction to do what she must do? And Millie is one smart young woman.
The ability for us to believe what Esther does for Grace in the end should be a little more supported, I think, with extra incidents – several interactions with Grace would make her action plausible.