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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Review - Infidelity by Debbie Gould


Title: Infidelity
Author: Debbie Gould
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Buy Link: Infidelity

Rating: You Need To Read

Reviewed by: Laura
Melanie Giordano has suffered for the last five years at the hands of her husband, Tony. After discovering his infidelity, she puts her foot down and decides to leave him. After he leaves Maggie broken and beaten, she calls her brother, Danny Hunter, to come to her aid. Danny enlists the help of his best friend, Luke McLean, who also happens to be Melanie's ex-boyfriend. Melanie is forced to encounter her cheating husband again before Danny and Luke arrive and kills Tony in self-defense. Maggie ends up losing her baby due to the beating and the fall that killed her husband. Danny assures Maggie that she will recover both physically and emotionally from this horror. However, someone begins to threaten Maggie and lets her know that the worst is yet to come.

Luke McLean has never gotten over hurting Maggie the way he did when he broke up with her all those years ago. Now he sees her hurting and needing comfort, and all he can do is feel helpless. Luke served in Iraq and suffered at the hands of the enemy by being tortured mercilessly. He has nothing left to give anyone or so he thinks. Can he possibly find a way to help Maggie heal that might help him heal as well?

The book is a pull-no-punches look at the life of an abused woman. The fight scenes are so exquisitely written that the reader can almost feel each blow. The dialogue between the characters is poignant and insightful without being melodramatic. The loss of a child is also carefully written without being condescending or sappy. I especially appreciated the escalation of strength in Maggie. It was gradual and believable not rushed. The two plots that run throughout the story run parallel to each other but are tied together in a most shocking way. I truly enjoyed reading this story and will recommend this author whole-heartedly.

3 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read this one. Mountain Echo was awesome!

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  2. Debbie Gould is a wonderful author. I can't wait for her next book to come out!

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