Title: For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt
Author: For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt
Release date: December 11, 2018
On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice…you have to get it yourself.
Shocked to discover Nat’s taken matters into her own hands, Will has no choice but to dirty his, also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He’s just not sure he recognizes the woman he married. Nat’s always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret—or their marriage?
For Better and Worse had a great premise but not such a good execution. I'm not saying I didn't like it. I just thought the author had great material to make it much better.
Natalie Clarke is a defense lawyer. She's married and she has an eleven-year-old son. She loves her son but her relationship with her husband is estranged. She even believes he could be having an affair.
Will Clarke is a lawyer too. He's keeping a secret from his wife. One that could break their routine if Natalie learns about it.
Then Natalie learns that her son has been hurt in the worst possible way. Hurt by someone they knew and thought of as a friend. The hate she feels makes her decide to take justice in her own hands. At first, she wants Will to help since she remembers a conversation they had when they were dating but Will wants nothing to do with it until he's forced to help.
Like I said earlier, For Better and Worse could have been so much better. I thought Natalie and Will, both committed so many rookie mistakes. For people who are supposed to be so bright and especially Natalie who as a criminal lawyer knew all about alibis, circumstantial evidence, and police procedure, I was expecting to be shocked.
I had a hard time liking the main characters. Although, I like Natalie more than Will for sure. Anyway, I did like the way Margot Hunt ended the book.
Thank you MIRA and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.