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Title:
For better and worse
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9780778307907
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2018]

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329 pages ; 23 cm
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"On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they'll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice...you have to get it yourself. Shocked to discover Nat's taken matters into her own hands, Will has no choice but to dirty his also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He's just not sure he recognizes the woman he married. Nat's always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret--or their marriage?"-- Provided by publisher.
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On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they'll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice...you have to get it yourself.

Shocked to discover Nat's taken matters into her own hands, Will has no choice but to dirty his, also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He's just not sure he recognizes the woman he married. Nat's always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret--or their marriage?


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Criminal defense lawyer Natalie Clarke, the heroine of this page-turner from Hunt (Best Friends Forever), longs for the days when her worst problem was figuring out whether her husband, Will, was cheating. But a possibly straying spouse has slid in priority following the news rocking the previously placid seaside community of Shoreham, Fla.-that police are investigating Robert Gibbons, the principal of the school attended by the couple's 11-year-old son, Charlie, after a student's claim of being molested by Gibbons. And even worse, Nat begins to suspect that the accusation against a man she and Will considered a friend is true, and that Charlie might also be a victim. A murderously angry Nat weighs meting out her own form of justice-with or without Will's help. Some readers will struggle to suspend disbelief, but others will scarcely mind the improbability of Nat's murderous scheme as the roller-coaster action takes increasingly wild turns. Psychological suspense fans will be satisfied. Agent: Ethan Ellenberg, Ethan Ellenberg Literary. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Lawyers Natalie and Will Clarke's picture-perfect life falls apart when allegations of sexual abuse arise at their son's school. At first, the couple is merely speculative, perhaps even a little smug in judging the neighbors engaged in victim-blaming. Then they learn that their son is said to be one of the boys the school principal targeted, and their lives spiral out of control. Natalie is a defense attorney and knows how her son will be picked apart at trial if they come forward with what happened to him, but could she live with herself if their silence allowed this man to prey on other children? Natalie and Will once joked about the perfect crime in law school. Using what she knows about the mistakes her clients make, could Natalie kill the man who stole her son's innocence, and never pay the price? Can she trust Will to keep their secret? Hunt's latest (following Best Friends Forever, 2018) will please fans of psychological thrillers, especially those featuring unhinged, vengeance-seeking women.--Karen Keefe Copyright 2018 Booklist