Maddy and Ben live a typical young family type life. Maddy, a Social Worker, and Ben, an Attorney, juggle between hurrying out the door in the morning to their perspective clients, caring for their three children, their marriage, and their home. This kind of lifestyle is hard on any family, but toss in Ben’s quick temper, his way of cutting down with words, throwing things, and pounding on counters; to his wife and children…
it can make things unbearable.
When a horrible accident happens due to Ben’s flared up temper and not paying attention; Maddy is the one seriously hurt. Trying to blame others is Ben’s go to defense and while Maddy is battling for her life, Ben is trying to cover his tracks…
Wow. Knowing that author Randy Susan Meyers worked with domestic violence crimes before she became an author; I felt as though I had an idea that I knew where this book would take me. I was right… and I was wrong.
Accidents Of Marriage dived deep inside the family dynamics of Maddy and Ben and their children Gracie, Caleb, and the oldest 14-year-old Emma. The story in engaging. What they deal with is what any young family can be seen doing, its hard to make ends meet and grow a family, and when you add a short fused adult to the mix… things can happen. While Maddy tries to make sure things are just right so as not to set Ben off, the whole family is on edge. Emma, struggles the hardest with her father and after the accident, she becomes defiant.
As this family tries to become whole again, hard truths need to surface. And hard truths do not always mean happy endings.
I listened to this book on audio. Narrator Susan Bennett should win an award for her narrating skills in this one. I do not want to give anything away but there are some hard parts to this book and Susan pulled them off flawlessly. A well-rounded narrator, if you are an audio person I would say definitely go audio on this one so you may experience this incredible narration.
I am impressed with the book and highly encourage anyone looking for a powerful read to not hesitate by choosing this one.
- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 12 hours and 48 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: October 1, 2014
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books (September 2, 2014)