Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Comfort of Lies

Randy Susan Meyers

Five years ago Tia fell into obsessive love. The only problem—Nathan was married and the father of two boys. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption. Now, she’s trying to connect with her lost daughter and former lover.

Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother.

Five years ago Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a loving family, believed in her marriage, and her business thrived. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He’d promised he’d never stray again and she trusted him. But Juliette never knew about the baby.

Now, when photographs of the child arrive, Juliette’s devastated. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. Her quest leads to Caroline and Tia and before long, the women are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted. (Cover image and synopsis from Netgalley)

My Thoughts

There were more characters in the story that I didn’t like than those I did. I always think when an author can evoke such feeling from me - either good or bad - they have done a pretty good job with their writing.

I thought the premise of the story was realistic. It presented the concept of adoption and parenthood from several different perspectives. It talked about the consequences our actions and decisions can have not only on ourselves, but on others. The first half of the story moved a bit slow. The second half really picked up speed as the lives of the three women start to intersect.

All in all - a good tale.

I thank Atia Books and Netgalley for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

Publish date: February 12. 2013.

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