The Perfect Marriage

  • by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by Shay Moore
  • 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Addiction. Deception.
Pretty pictures hide ugly secrets.
The perfect marriage...

Denise and Derrek Shaw are the perfect American couple. Happily married for 15 years, they have a wonderful daughter, Mackenzie, successful careers, and a beautiful house in a posh Chicago suburb. They are attractive, respected...and hiding a shocking secret: a dangerous addiction to drugs.
It started innocently enough. Denise occasionally used prescription drugs to help her deal with the long hours and demanding nature of her job. Derrek, also under pressure at work, began using cocaine socially with some of his colleagues.
They can quit whenever they want to. At least, that's what Denise would like to believe....
As her job becomes more stressful, Denise can no longer get through the day without a fix. Derrek realizes his harmless habit has become anything but, and desperately wants to get clean. However, his attempts are derailed when there is a sudden family tragedy. Once soul mates, now this husband and wife are quickly losing the immense love that had been the cornerstone of their marriage. With her parents spiraling out of control, Mackenzie makes an unexpected move to take matters into her own hands. Is her sacrifice too late - or is there still hope? Is there a final chance to save the Shaw family?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Waste of My Money

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

a different story line. the story dragged on too long about nonsense and never really came together for me.

What do you think your next listen will be?

any book not by Kimberla.

What didn’t you like about Shay Moore’s performance?

her voice was very monotone.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Perfect Marriage?

all the scenes about the behind the scenes details of their jobs.

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- trazell

This Author Watches Too Much Lifetime/BET

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story was not creative at all. Very basic storyline.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kimberla Lawson Roby again?


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The different voices she used were distracting and exaggerated, kind of like she was narrating a children's book.

What character would you cut from The Perfect Marriage?

There are quite a few of them, where to start...

Any additional comments?

Really, don't waste your money on this. It is not a good use of time.

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- Kimberly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio