Published by Carina on 17 March 2016
They say every marriage has its secrets.
But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.
And sometimes those doors should never be opened …
Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no matter how much it hurts.
I love it when an author explores a dark, twisted relationship. Debut author, Lisa Hall does just that with shocking and heart-thumping authenticity.
The story explores the relationship between Sal and Charlie. We hear from both of them and see them in action. Sal stays at home, looking after their young daughter and Charlie works as a corporate lawyer. This family looks perfect on the outside; stable, successful and happy. However Charlie has a temper and sometimes strikes out at Sal. What will it take for Sal to leave?
So often we make assumptions about relationships, about other peoples’ relationships. Lisa Hall takes us into the murky world of domestic abuse. We get to know and understand Sal and Charlie. We see how Sal has become a victim to Charlie’s need for control. It is disturbing and chilling. It feels very real.
And a quick mention for that twist! I did not see that coming AT ALL. I usually spot these things and I didn’t! Clever! Very clever!
Recommended. I hope Lisa Hall has many more stories like this, up her sleeve!
Between You and Me is available on Amazon from 17 March 2016 here
Lisa Hall is on Twitter and you can say hello to her here