IMDB: After running away fails, a terrified woman empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband.
Slim, a waitress seemed to have landed a dream – married a wealthy man, living in this big house and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. UNTIL, he discovers that her seemingly perfect husband is actually abusive. What started out as a marital, familial bliss turned out to be a nightmare.
I’m rooting for Slim here, having the strength to leave her husband, the father of her daughter for good. But the plot is quite simple and purely of revenge. But what was Mitch’s plan? Lure the waitress, marry her and then what? What was the motive here? Sure there’s some action that’s entertaining but not really the type of movie recommendable.
GOODREADS: Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge. KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend. LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it. MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him. None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.
Three individuals with absolutely different personalities, status, friends and life comes together to plot a revenge. And if you’re in High School and hated the cool crowd wanting revenge, then this is for you. Although revenge is not encouraged, I understand where all the girls are coming from. However, I feel so bad for those on the receiving end. I think, they all just need communication. (well, for Alex). The book gives us 3 POV too. The writing is cohesive unlike what I have expected when there are 2 authors.
Honestly, I wasn’t inclined to finish the book. The story did not resonate to me so much that I’d feel the need to follow the lives of these three girls. But of all the three, I think I’m more of a Lilia. I was quite disappointed though. I love her Summer Trilogy and is still one of my favorites so I had pretty high expectation. I think I would have enjoyed this if it were a movie, not a book.