My One Month Marriage
by Shari Low
Synopsis: You know that ‘till death do us part’ bit in the wedding vows? Well Zoe Dalton believed it. She walked up the aisle thinking that she was strolling to her happy ever after.
One month later, her heart is in pieces, she’s returning the wedding gifts and there’s a husband-shaped space next to her in bed. He’s gone, after Zoe discovered a devastating secret.
But Zoe has lost so much more than her marriage. Her three sisters are not only her siblings, they’re her best friends too.
Now she’s discovered that one of them may have been the reason her husband betrayed her.
She’s lost her happy ever after, but has she lost a sister too?
Might I say this was not the worst, nor the best book i have read in my life. Honestly, i read it now and i won’t probably reread it, as usually do with the books that i at least like. I am not saying this was a bad book but it is not something I’ll go back to, maybe because the plot felt kind of light for me.
It took me awhile to really get into it, just because of the flashbacks from the past that really confused me at the beginning. An aspect that made me go through it was the relationship between the four sisters. I found their bonding to be one on the stronger side and their attitude towards each other put a smile on my face. Zoe finds comfort through her sisters after her one month failing marriage. As the pasts unfolds and i started to discover what actually happened i realised how dinamic is this family, and how Zoes ex husband has played a part in their lives. I really enjoyed this, it was a read that focused on family and relationships.
What I admired about our protagonist it was her perseverance in trying to hold together her family. She is struggling to keep her perfect family together and keep everything else together as well.
One thing that misguided me when i started this book was the synospsis. It didn’t exactly represent the story line. I went into thinking I was going to be reading some cheese romance book about a girl who’s going to find her true love after marrying already somebody else. It was obviously not that. Even though it was a little bit confusing at first and some of the characters were anoying I liked the way the end wrapped up, I just wish I didn’t read the synopsis first because it influenced my expectations of the book.
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But back to the point. Yvie and Marina are right. If I worked anywhere else – the Civil Service, Top Shop, NASA –then none of this would have happened.
And to quote everyone in the entire history of the world who ever messed up, I just wish I could go back in time and change so many things.
In fact, right now I’d settle for just understanding what has happened to my life because there are still so many questions. So many uncertainties.
My phone buzzes and I stretch over a ceramic planter in the shape of a pair of wellies (from Auntie Geraldine – she has a picture of Alan Titchmarsh on her kitchen wall) to retrieve it from the table beside the sofa.
Marina’s heels click into the room and in my peripheral vision I can see that she slides elegantly into the armchair by the window, plate of sushi in hand.
The name at the top of the notification makes my anxiety soar. Roger Kemp. Sadly, no relation to anyone who was ever a member of Spandau Ballet. Or that slightly scary bloke who played Grant Mitchell in EastEnders and now makes documentaries about criminal gangs and serial killers.
With a shaking thumb, I swipe open the message.
Roger Kemp is a friend and client, the director of a hotel chain that employs our agency for all its marketing needs. After the proverbial hit the fan, I’d asked him for a favour. A slightly underhand, confidentiality-breaching, possibly borderline-illegal favour. With a bit of luck, the bloke that makes the documentaries about true crime won’t find out about it.
I’d asked Roger to check on who paid for a room in one of his hotels last weekend, on the night that my husband broke his vows only thirty days after making them. You know, that fairly insignificant one about being faithful in good times and bad. You see, I know it wasn’t my husband because he’d put his credit cards in my handbag that evening, so it must have been someone else. The other woman.
The thought forces me to take another swig of the unidentifiable pink cocktail.
Anyway, the favour I’d requested of Roger would mean asking someone in his financial team to pull up the credit card records and sharing the sordid details with me.
Now I stare in disbelief at the answer, typed right there on the screen of my phone.
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Shari’s Bio – Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 20 novels, including One Day In Winter and With Or Without You and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. She lives near Glasgow and her first title for Boldwood will be My One Month Marriage in January 2020