This review is For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt. One of my favorite ways to rest is by curling up with a good book. Like movies and music, all genres appeal to me, and I give all books a chance to be ‘heard’!
For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt
I was thoroughly engaged with Margot Hunt’s thriller, For Better And Worse, and was pleased with her ability to keep the reader guessing at the end. With an intriguing plot and strong characters, it kept me turning the pages nonstop and I was able to finish it within two days.
Natalie Clarke is a criminal defense attorney with an eleven-year-old son, Charlie, and married to Will, who is also a lawyer. They live in a small beach town, have several friends, and are relatively happy. Seemingly, the only real worries they have are the daily stresses of being parents and lawyers.
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Their idyllic world is shifted the day the principal of their son’s elementary school is accused of molesting a student. To add to the awful situation, Charlie confesses to his parents that he, too, has been a victim. Nat and Will’s lives are forever changed at that moment and they struggle to figure out what to do.
Natalie makes a proposal to kill Principal Gibbons which Will quickly shoots down. She quickly laughs it off calling it absurd, but secretly Nat begins to plot how to get away with the perfect murder. Well, almost perfect. Things go off script and she’s faced with having to turn to Will for help.
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During the investigation of the alleged molestation charges, the lead investigators take a special interest in the Clarke family. As they dig into their lives and alibis, secrets start coming to the surface. Will and Natalie aren’t who they seem and their marriage is far from the picture they paint it to be. But the real question is, will they be able to stick together for better and worse?
This murder plot wasn’t mysterious as the killer is pointed out in the beginning. However, how the murder takes place, the slip-ups made during the murder, and what happens in the following weeks is what kept me on the edge of my seat. I was especially thrilled with the ending. It wasn’t what I expected but it brought the story to a satisfying conclusion.
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