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“Be forewarned: You won’t sleep until you finish the last page.” —Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World
One night. One email. Two realities.
It all started with an email...
Before: Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, loving man who becomes part of her family, evolving into her husband, her best friend, and the father of her infant daughter.
After: A disturbing email sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage.
In alternating Before and After chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing looks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when “it could never happen to me” actually does.
Baker & Taylor The author chronicles how she came to realize that her seemingly loving husband--the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life--fit the textbook definition of a psychopath.
Baker & Taylor The author chronicles how she came to realize that her seemingly loving husband—the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life—fits the textbook definition of a psychopath.