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To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood's hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape - a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour.
Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?
©1995 Jodi Picoult (P)2016 Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Dawn on 09-18-17

I LOVE Jody Picoult'S books, however...

this is the only book by this author that I simply did not like. Not because of the subject matter. She always writes something provocative. This just didn't feel very well written or quite honestly well. It hurts me to say this, because she is one of my absolutely favorite writers. That said, the subject matter is personal, heartbreaking and important to discuss.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. Terri on 02-25-17

Not my favorite

I have been a fan of Jodi Picoult for quite some time. This book, though, I have to say was not a favorite. I think the narrators did a great job, but the story was kind of choppy. Usually her characters are so well developed, but they are lacking in this book. It's okay, but not fulfilling.

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