Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Perfect Marriage

Meet Denise and Derrek Shaw.  Married for fifteen years, they have a wonderful teenage daughter, live in a big house, drive nice cars and work in high-paying jobs.  

But behind this facade is a dark secret: both Denise and Derrek are on drugs.

The Perfect Marriage, Kimberla Lawson Roby's latest novella, explores what happens to a family that becomes hooked on drugs.

Denise and Derrek start off using drugs as recreation. But when pressures from the job and a family member's illness affects the couple, their drug use increases.  Before they know it, their lives start spiraling out of control.  Will they loose everything before it's too late?

Even though this book is less than 200 pages, this book was able to pack a punch.  This book shows not only how drugs can devistate a family, but also family secrets, people's expectations and figuring out the meaning of personal success.

This is a good read for first time readers of Kimberla or long-time fans who are just waiting on the new Curtis Black book.

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing and Netgallery.  Opinions are my own.