Second chances are possible, but only if the lies and compromises are gone.
Martin had lost his first wife and daughter in a horrible car accident, and it took him years to fight the sadness he woke up with every day. When he met Elaine, everything changed. He married her and their new life made Martin forget all the pain. Once again, life was good.
After feeling such happiness the second time around, Martin never expected tragedy to once again come knocking at his door. But it did. If Martin had known the truth about Elaine’s past he would have been able to help her, but her fear of the truth became her reality and the fact that they loved each other didn’t seem to be enough. Elaine came up with a solution she thought would be for the best. Martin went along with her plan, but it put him in a compromised position and very unhappy. However, he loved his wife so much he agreed to live her lie.
The stakes were very high, but Martin thought he could change her mind over time. But as the years passed, the only thing that changed was Elaine. She became withdrawn and uneasy. Eventually, things got out of hand and Martin couldn’t control anything that happened. It was a downward spiral, and everything they had worked to achieve began to crumble.
Could Martin save his wife from herself? Would Elaine let that happen?
Chelsey McQuitty4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read!Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2017Verified PurchaseScreenplays happen to be one of my favorite things to read, so when I saw this book was based off one of the author’s screenplays I couldn’t wait to check it out. I can usually tell when a book is written this way because the dialogue and characters are so strong that you can actually picture the novel taking place in front of you. This is certainly a writing strength that this author possesses, which makes me excited for future work.
When it comes to the story, I really enjoyed the plot very much. I don’t want to divulge too many details, but you will certainly want to read this book all of the way through. Some of the characters are a bit difficult to figure out, but that makes the story a lot more interesting in my eyes. I think, it tackles some lessons in life that many face, but won’t cause you to spend a weekend crying over the ending if you plan on reading this in public.