Accidents of Marriage (Hardcover)

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Maddy Illica’s husband Ben shouts and throw things, but he’s not dangerous, not like the husbands of the battered women she counsels. Or so she thinks. Then one day he does more damage to her and their family than she could ever imagine. A deeply moving look at the destructive power of emotionally abusive relationships, and the lies and secrets that drive them.

Chris

— From Accidents of Marriage

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From the bestselling author of The Comfort of Lies, an engrossing look at the darker side of a marriage--and at how an ordinary family responds to an extraordinary crisis.

Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children. Years ago, she fell in love with Ben, a public defender, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he's lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids--which works to keep a fragile peace--until the rainy day when they're together in the car and Ben's volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.

Randy Susan Meyers takes us inside the hearts and minds of her characters, alternating among the perspectives of Maddy, Ben, and their fourteen-year-old daughter. Accidents of Marriage is a provocative and stunning novel that will resonate deeply with women from all walks of life, ultimately revealing the challenges of family, faith, and forgiveness.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781451673043
ISBN-10: 1451673043
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Pages: 354
Language: English