Tuesday, July 7, 2015

REVIEW: Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill

REVIEW: Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill

About the Book

The truth could cost her everything. 

Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn’t measure up to her mother’s expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she’s married, has a new baby, and life is grand.

Or is it?

When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It's temporary. It’s the stress. It’s Mitchell’s tragic history of loss.

If only Ava could believe her own excuses.

Mitchell is no longer the charming, thoughtful man she married. He grows more controlling by the day, revealing a violent jealous streak. His behavior is recklessly erratic, and the unanswered questions about his past now hint at something far more sinister than Ava can stomach. Before she can fit the pieces together, Mitchell files for divorce and demands full custody of their boys.

Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town —Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game? Center of Gravity weaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that things—and people—are not always what they seem.

My Review

Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill

Thomas Nelson

July 14, 2015

Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Contemporary

Rating: 5 stars!

I have two words for Center of Gravity and they are...WOAH BABY!!! (And if you got that reference, then I love you!) Center of Gravity is Laura McNeill's debut novel and what a debut novel it was. It is the story of Ava Carson who is feeling the pressure to say I do and so when she meets Mitchell and his son she believes it's fate. Though soon enough Mitchell becomes very controlling and eventually files for divorce. Mitchell also takes the kids. Center of Gravity is a story that teaches us that not everything is at it seems.

This was one heck of a thrill ride of a novel. Ava Carson is such a relatable character, flaws and all. And guys, you can't help but hate Mitchell. The prose is one of the many things that kept me reading. The writing was just phenomenal.