The Perfect Marriage

The Perfect Marriage

Large Print - 2013
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The New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Reverend Curtis Black series...

ADDICTION. DECEPTION.
PRETTY PICTURES HIDE UGLY SECRETS.

Denise and Derrek Shaw are the perfect American couple. Happily married for fifteen years, they have a wonderful daughter, Mackenzie, successful careers, and a beautiful home in a posh Chicago suburb. They are attractive, respected . . . and hiding a shocking secret: a dangerous addiction to drugs.

It started innocently enough. Denise occasionally used prescription drugs to help her deal with the long hours and demanding nature of her job. Derrek, also under pressure at work, began using cocaine socially with some of his colleagues.

They can quit whenever they want to. At least, that's what Denise would like to believe . . .

As her job becomes more stressful, Denise can no longer get through the day without a fix. Derrek realizes his harmless habit has become anything but, and desperately wants to get clean. However, his attempts are derailed when there is a sudden family tragedy. Once soul mates, now this husband and wife are quickly losing the immense love that had been the cornerstone of their marriage. With her parents spiraling out of control, Mackenzie makes an unexpected move to take matters into her own hands. Is her sacrifice too late-or is there still hope? Is there a final chance to save the Shaw family?
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2013
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9781455522460
1455522465
Branch Call Number: FIC ROBY 2013
Characteristics: ix, 291 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Jan 06, 2019

1-6-2019 / Denise and Derrek are married, have a daughter Mackenzie, and they are addicted to drugs. Derrek’s hasn’t spoken to his brother in years until he dies. Mackenzie overdoses after she can’t get her parents to quit drugs. She survives. Derrek helps his parents who are also druggies. Denise’s father stops speaking to them because he cheated on her mother and Denise knew this and told her mom.

nutty7688 Feb 13, 2013

The Perfect Marriage does not exist if there are drugs involved. Pretty good read, wish it was longer and more detailed.

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