Thursday, November 6, 2014

Life Discarded by D.E. Haggerty

Title:  Life Discarded
Author:  D.E. Haggerty
Published:  September 1/14 by Smashwords
Length:  221pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  women`s fiction
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Why would a woman who has it all throw her life away? Morgan has the perfect life. She married the man of her dreams. Daniel is smart, gorgeous and successful. Everything she has always wanted in a husband and the father of her children. But he’s also domineering, overprotective and jealous. Is living with him enough to drive Morgan over the edge? Or does something more treacherous lurk beneath the façade?

A gorgeous, sweet woman that is oblivious to her own beauty. She’s shy with men, but a rock to her friends. A librarian in a small town in the mid-west. She’s been waiting a long-time to find the one.

An accountant in the city who will do anything to be the youngest partner in his firm. He always gets what he wants and he wants Morgan. He will pursue Morgan until she submits.

They rush through a courtship and marry within a year of meeting. Morgan’s life is perfect. She has a job she loves, a best friend for which she would do anything and a husband that completes her. But things are not often as they appear. Behind closed doors the loving Daniel that Morgan married is jealous and overprotective. Sometimes he’s even domineering.

Morgan runs away – destroying everything in her path as she disappears. What made this good girl go bad?

My Review:

This is a well written and well thought out novel. Throughout this story the author covers a great deal of time in rapid succession, all the while chronicling it well and not leaving the reader feel rushed. Haggerty’s mastery of difficult subjects adds an extra punch to the story.

Although quite well developed, I did find the characters a bit difficult to identify with. Many of their actions and reactions seems counterintuitive and a bit off to me. It made them hard to get to know. As much as I know that these things happen all too regularly in real life, the fact that I find the notion of staying in this type of relationship completely inconceivable may have something to do with my inability to relate to the characters.

As a whole this was an enjoyable while sometimes controversial read. It’s not light and fluffy but I definitely appreciate having read it.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review my book. Bloggers are awesome!