Guilty by Laura Elliot

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When Constance Lawson goes missing,  all efforts are initially focused on finding the thirteen-year-old and reuniting her with her grieving family. All that changes when ambitious journalist Amanda Bowe zeroes in on Constance’s uncle, Karl Lawson, twisting his close relationship with Constance into something sordid, implying that he is responsible for her disappearance, destroying Karl’s life in the process. It only took seven days.

Six years later, Amanda has everything she ever wanted. She’s married, has a young son, and is the host of a hit talk show. All it takes is a single phone call to shatter the illusions of her perfect life, plunging her into a nightmare that feels all to familiar… Continue reading

Drift Stumble Fall by M. Jonathan Lee

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Richard isn’t happy with his life. He often feels resentful of his wife and children, burdened by the weight of responsibility that goes hand-in-hand with having a family. When he isn’t hiding in the bathroom to get a break from his family, Richard can be found gazing at a neighbor’s home. Bill and his wife seem to have a perfectly peaceful life, and Richard envies them. Meanwhile Bill—a father without children—envies Richard and his young family. Both men wish for what the other has, neither one realizing that they are both deeply unhappy.

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The Beast I Loved: A Battered Woman’s Desperate Struggle to Survive by Robert Davidson

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The Beast I Loved: A Battered Woman’s Desperate Struggle to Survive tells the story of June Briand. In February 1987, after five years of marriage, she shot and killed her husband James. Convicted of first-degree murder, Briand served ten years of a fifteen year sentence before being pardoned.

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