Ronni and Brad are a clearly unhappily married couple who remain together primarily because of the child who was conceived by mistake. Since Ronni was seventeen at the time, her family gave Brad a choice...marry her or go to jail. They married and agreed it would be in name only. He was somewhat abusive and she was generally miserable. Then one day Brad (a physician) went to a convention in Philadelphia and came back a changed man.
Suddenly he was nice to her and attentive to his daughter. He seemed to want her sexually, something that had stopped with their wedding vows. Although she still locked him out of the bedroom, she found herself desiring him too. She knew something changed him in Philadelphia but couldn't figure out what it was.
Brad himself isn't sure what happened in Philadelphia, and his already unpleasant personality becomes truly unhinged. He goes from bad to good to bad again, and the reader is taken through the mind of a terribly disturbed person. There is murder, betrayal and major personality shifts to keep the reader happily immersed in this original plot. I never loved any of the characters but did feel pity for them from time to time.
I am trying to choose my words carefully and not give away any of the plot's twists and turns, so I will just end this with a recommendation for anyone on the lookout for a psychological thriller with an original story line and several troubled souls.
Publisher - Amazon Digital Services LLC
Date of Publication - June 13, 2016