The Dilemma: A Novel – My Review

Title: The Dilemma: A Novel

Author: B.A. Paris

Release Date: June 30th 2020

Genre: Domestic Thrillers

Knowing the truth will destroy her. Keeping it secret will destroy him.

It’s Livia’s 40th birthday, and her husband Adam is throwing her the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding they never had. Everyone she loves will be there, except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad.

But although Livia loves Marnie, she’s secretly glad she won’t be there. Livia has recently uncovered a secret about their daughter which, if revealed, will shake the foundation of their family to its core. She needs to tell Adam, but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.

Adam, meanwhile, has his own surprise for his wife: he’s arranged for Marnie to secretly fly back for the family celebration. But during the day, he hears some terrible news and he too is faced with a dilemma.

How far would you go to give someone you love a last few hours of happiness?

I was a little disappointed with this book. I had high hopes because of other books I’ve read by this author. Sadly this one did not deliver for me. The build up started off good. I was intrigued but after reading for awhile, the thrill factor was gone. I started to feel like a lot of this could have been solved if people would have just talked to each other. Shrug. The book did have some good moments. There are definitely secrets and lies, one really good one but it mostly fell flat. This one wasn’t for me but anyone that is a fan, I encourage you to read it and form your own opinion. I will continue to read books by this author and look forward to the next. I give this 3 stars. 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*

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