For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: December 1st 2018 by MIRA
About the Book:
When they fell in love back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke joked that they were so brilliant, together they could plan the perfect murder. After fifteen rocky years of marriage, they had better hope they’re right. Their young son Jacob’s principal is accused of molesting a troubled student. It’s a horrifying situation—and the poison spreads rapidly. One night before bed, Jacob tells Natalie he is a victim, too. In that moment, her concept of justice changes forever. Natalie decides the predator must die. To shelter Jacob from the trauma of a trial, Natalie concocts an elaborate murder plot and Will becomes her unwilling partner. The Clarkes are about to find out what happens when your life partner becomes your accomplice—and your alibi.

What I loved about this book most is that it comes from two different points of view, Natalie and Will. But instead of the back and forth, like most books, this is done as Part I, Part II and Part III. It was very different and I liked it as it worked so well. I especially loved reading Natalie's thoughts. This is a very powerful emotional read. The content is obviously very distressing but it is a story that will give an insight into the effects of abuse.

What makes this book stand out is that we don't hear Charlie's voice but his mother and father's,whose worlds are about to be rocked. It was interesting to get all perspectives and I think it will have you questioning yourself as to what you would do if you were in the same position. It was very understandable to see the turmoil that the parents are in, especially Nat.

For Better and Worse is a brilliantly written novel. It’s hard to say you’ve enjoyed a novel when it is such a dark subject but I think it’s one that will strike a cord with every reader. It really had an impact on me making me feel an array of emotions. Powerful, hard hitting and an absolute must read.

Although dealing with a very distressing subject I felt it was a great eye opener to how this abuse can go on, with no one knowing, and the effects this has on not only the victim but also family and friends. This book is beautifully written and we see how a family becomes dysfunctional and pretty much implodes. It also shows how far reaching the consequences can be when someone decides to act.

I couldn't put down - this was one of those stay up all night and finish novels. You know what's happening and there is no mystery involved but you can't put it down because you have to know how it all plays out. From beginning to end, this book held my interest. If you can handle this subject matter, then this book is definitely a page turner. I am hoping the ending means we may have a part two?

Thank you NetGalley, MIRA and Margot Hunt for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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