"Love is love when it's electrifying, but what is it when it's soothingly plain?"
Dee grew up with an eccentric mother. One that made a sort of game out of surveillance and quizzing her kids. Naturally making Dee and her younger brother inquisitive and very aware of their surroundings. While it was never confirmed, it was easy to make the assumption that her mother was some type of agent. Everything was kept sort of hush-hush and covert.
In college, Dee met Patrick, and picked him. Something about him was ideal. He seemed like the type of guy that she could have a normal life with, which she craved. But somewhere along the way, after years of marriage, it became apparent they wanted different things. She accepted the complacency of their marriage, but he wanted more. And he went out looking for it. It became a tangled web of secrets and half truths that took a dark turn.
After reading the first couple of chapters, I wasn't sure I was going to make it through the entire book. The writing was heavy, almost to the point of stifling and it felt like a jumble of memories just thrown together. I had a hard time seeing where the author was going with the story. Somehow, I was able to push through and around the halfway point it got a lot better. I didn't totally connect with the author's voice or they way she told the story, but I liked that it was different. My only wish was that the ending had held up to the twist. It felt sort of predictable and unsatisfying.
*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*