Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Accidents of Marriage

I recently received a book to review for a blog tour. The book is, "Accidents of Marriage," written by Randy Susan Meyers.

Here is some info about the book:


 For Madeline Illica, the love of her husband Ben was her greatest blessing and biggest curse. Brilliant, handsome and charming Ben could turn into a raging bull when crossed—and despite her training as a social worker Maddy was never sure what would cross him. When Ben was in a conciliatory mood they worked on techniques for communication and anger management but on the day of the accident, nothing seemed to help. He was furious at having to drive Maddy to work, the road was wet, and that SUV was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ben never meant for them to go off the road or for Maddy to go flying through the windshield.

Now she’s on a ventilator in intensive care and no one knows if she’ll reawaken from her coma and, if she does, whether she’ll ever be her old self. Maddy’s family blames Ben. Maddy’s friends blame Ben. The children blame Ben. Ben blames Ben—and he is sick to the pit of his soul over the fear of losing his one true love. Fourteen-year-old Emma sees things a little differently. She desperately misses her mother but misses being a teenager more as she’s forced to pick up the slack from Ben and parent her younger siblings Gracie and Caleb. On the cusp of coming of age, she needs Maddy so she can discuss the hard decisions she’s being forced to make. And her confrontations with her volatile father are growing more heated by the day.

About the Author Randy Susan Meyers

the author of The Comfort of Lies and The Murderer’s Daughters and a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award. Her writing is informed by her work with batterers and victims of domestic violence, as well her experience with youth impacted by street violence. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing seminars at the Grub Street Writers’ Center. She is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.

My Review:

I read this book recently, and I thought it was very good. This shows what someone with anger issues can be like. The wife for years was afraid of the husband, but put up with it, because she thought she could manage his anger. Until one day, they are fighting in the car and he basically gets road rage with another driver and causes a crash.

Then he tries to make up for it after by "changing." He also lies to her about what caused the crash in the first place, because she doesn't remember. There is also some issues with the kids, especially the oldest daughter.

I don't want to give to much of the plot away, in case you want to read for yourself, but this was a layered story. It deals with anger issues, abuse, such as mental abuse, husband/wife relationships, and teenage issues. Also what it is like recovering after a coma/car accident and the rehabilitation with that.

This book really held my interest, and by the end, I was actually hoping maybe there will be a part two to this, because it seemed like they had unresolved issues still.

Buy it!
If you would like more info on Accidents of Marriage: A Novel  and to purchase for yourself visit Amazon.com.

Disclosure: I received the above book for free to review. No other compensation was given and my opinions are my own.
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