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

Nice Book but kind of typical

Would you listen to The Perfect Marriage again? Why?

I wouldn't listen to it again, there was few things surprising or thrilling about the story line. For the most part I could tell what was going to happen before it happened.

And for me I always enjoy a good plot that has me gasping with disbelief at some point.


Would you recommend The Perfect Marriage to your friends? Why or why not?

Sure, it was an okay book. but I kind of expected more from this author.


What about Shay Moore’s performance did you like?

The narrators performance was pretty good, she had good rhythm and flow. and her voice was not monotone which is always good.


Who was the most memorable character of The Perfect Marriage and why?

There really weren't any, all of the characters kind of were equally, there wasn't one that was especially bad or deliciously good.


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- Dannielle

A Good Story Idea, badly written.

What disappointed you about The Perfect Marriage?

Characters to predictable, story line unfocused , Characters boring and uninteresting,


What could Kimberla Lawson Roby have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

characters lives were too simple. There was nothing about them to grab your attention , make you want them to succeed or fail. Just add more substance and not rush the endingPut more though into the ending it was poorly executed.


Would you be willing to try another one of Shay Moore’s performances?

YES, that was the best part of the story. Great Job Shay Moore.


What character would you cut from The Perfect Marriage?

In a better written story line they could all have a place.


Any additional comments?

My book Club loves Kimberly books, she is a great author. unfortunately this one was not her best. I look forward to reading her next book.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

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