My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was such an incredible story. Simply from the title itself, I wasn’t too sure what to expect when first meeting Emily and Adam. Their whirlwind romance is the stuff of dreams, a modern day fairy tale. Emily and Adam seem extremely happy and meant for each other. Then, we’re introduced to Pammie, Adam’s mum. She seems like a nightmare, out to destroy Emily’s happiness in favor of her son. Overprotective, psychopathic, all the nightmares of mothers-in-law wrapped into one perfect package. She lies, belittles, undermines, and seems to drive the perfect mother-shaped wedge between the happy couple. Small glimpses are given that make Pammie seem even worse than the reader could imagine, all the while being brought down the same mental spiral that Emily has slid down. Unsure of which ways is up and what the right thing to do really is, we’re lured in and coddled. We’re the perfect victim in the story right up until we find out the truth. What a twist! I honestly didn’t see it coming and in just the closing pages, I felt like the rug had literally been pulled out from under me.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who seeks an emotional roller coaster of a read.