Book Review - The Amendment by Kiersten Modglin
First, there was the arrangement.
A simple, yet salacious fix to the problems looming in their marriage.
But when things took a tragic turn, Peter’s and Ainsley’s lives quickly fell into disarray.
Now, their secrets have been exposed.
They know the truth—about each other and their marriage.
As they struggle to move on from their past and the damage they’ve caused, new problems begin to surface.
Someone they love is hiding a catastrophic secret.
The fragile ground they stand on is starting to crumble.
Their family is being torn apart at the seams.
And, maybe worst of all, a threat from the past is lurking, ready to unveil the things they’d kill to keep hidden.
They thought the nightmare they’d made it through was over, but the worst is just beginning…
Once, they vowed to do anything to make their marriage work.
Now, that vow will push every boundary they have left.
In order to survive, they’ll need to completely trust each other.
But can they?
Last time they did, things went terribly wrong…
This time, it might be worse.
If there’s one thing that’s certain, their secrets are too big to let anyone walk away alive.
What was it all about
Book 2 of The Arrangement where I got to know where Peter and Ainsley’s life moved on after she became aware of Peter’s secrets.
There was only one amendment to the arrangement. Peter would have to be truthful about his extra-curricular activities. Unfortunately, the concept of being completely truthful was alien to him.
That started the tug of war in this marriage where some of the secrets were ghastly and gasp-evoking. Not for the faint-hearted were the two books.
How it made me feel
Some of the truths made me sip up and take notice. My interest in the book ebbed and flowed, where the big twist written in the middle of the book was predictable.
There was no other path the author could take whereby the readers would sit on the edge of the seat. So I liked that I was proved right. But it didn’t leave me much space to be awed.
Fast paced, the book could be read in a couple of hours. The prose invited me to keep reading.
Both Ainsley and Peter had shades of darkness which was thrilling. The author’s command over the strokes that were carefully painted over the characters was commendable.
Chapters were short and snappy, and the ending line of each was the perfect bait for me to snap onto.
Book 1 left me feeling the excitement as I got to know the characters. There was a feeling of great discovery. Book 2 was about understanding what made them tick. And it left an icky feeling in me where I wanted to be intrigued.
The starting section of the book was quite slow.
Many twists and flying chapters made this an entertaining read. But book 1 was definitely far better.
The review of book 1 could be read here
Publication Date: January 2022
I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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