I just finished a REALLY good one, Better Than This by Cathy Zane. I read this book in a couple of hours, just because the dialogue and subject matter was so intense and REAL! Here’s the premise: Sarah is a devoted wife to her husband, Robert, and mother of their little girl, Lizzy. From the outside, it seems like Sarah has it all…her husband is confident, handsome, makes a ton of money, but things are not all peachy keen. Pretty much right away, you can tell there is something really f-ed up about Sarah and Robert’s marriage.
Sarah’s friends, Maggie and Kate, begin to realize something is going on with her and make it their mission to help. This was such a lovely book about marriage, secrets and lies, self-doubt, motherhood, and friendship….lots of topics and themes there, but it worked.
While reading this book, I kept thinking “Wow, this book could’ve been written by a therapist because it’s just SO REAL” so it wasn’t shocking to find out that Cathy Zane is also a psychotherapist in addition to being a fantastic author. She dealt with topics such as self-doubt, loss, childhood trauma, and marriage problems with such honesty and empathy that I couldn’t help but root for Sarah to find peace and a happy ending.
A huge thank you to NetGalley and She Writes Press for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book. This is definitely one that will stay with me for awhile!
4 out of 5 stars for Better Than This by Cathy Zane, which has a publication date of August 28th, 2018.