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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby Narrator: Shay Moore Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Addiction, deception—pretty pictures hide ugly secrets.

Denise and Derrek Shaw are the perfect American couple. Happily married for fifteen 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] masterpiece.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Roby, a skilled storyteller, once again weaves together a compelling plot by placing ordinary, sympathetic characters in difficult situations. Roby’s many fans and readers who enjoy African American pop fiction will want this one.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rieta | 2/20/2014

    " Shallow characters but the addiction denial was spot on. The perfection of the marriage except for the addiction issues was a bit over the top! Some parts actually quite tough to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelly Bell | 2/17/2014

    " This book is a quick read and quite interesting. However, I felt it could have been better developed. I wanted to to know more about the other characters and it never happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/8/2014

    " This is a well written novel that gives a realistic look at how drug addiction can ruin a family. It is only 174 pages, so it is a very quick read (I read it in one evening). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meredith Spriggs | 1/30/2014

    " Good book, very quick read. Will read more of her books. "

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