August 27, 2018

Book Review: The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

She loves your son. She wants your life. How far would you go to protect your son?

Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but hasn’t led Laura’s golden life. And she wants it.

When tragedy strikes, a decision is made and a lie is told. A lie so terrible it changes their lives forever . . .

No matter how terrible your relationship with your in-law is, I will bet anything that it will look downright pleasant compared to what happens in The Girlfriend. Things start out promisingly for Cherry, Daniel and Laura and then somehow things snowball from bad to worse to yikes!  Neither Cherry nor Laura end up looking great. Both do some things that are unforgivable. But one definitely gets the off-the-charts-psycho-crazy crown. And Daniel certainly seems clueless, torn between his mother and Cherry.  One thing I couldn't become convinced of is how fast and hard Daniel fell for Cherry. There seemed to be nothing special in their interactions that would warrant how seriously their relationship evolved. But despite this disbelief, I was hooked and quickly read The Girlfriend, wanting to see what crazy development happens next. 

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