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An Illusion of Serenity

Life Drawing
“Life Drawing” by Robin Black is an intriguing and disquieting story of a couple struggling through the betrayals and intimacies that make up life.  Gus and Owen moved to the country to isolate themselves so Owen could write and Gus could paint.  As well, they were trying to distance themselves from the affair that Gus had and which continues to haunt them both. From the very start of the book we know that Owen has died and that is when Gus begins to relate the story of how it came to pass. Continue reading

Marriage Most Deadly

The Silent Wife
“The Silent Wife”, by A. S. A. Harrison, is the story of a relationship that is rapidly unraveling and the deadly consequences of betrayal.  Jodi and Todd have been together for years and have developed a pattern of living which works for them.  Todd cheats and Jodi pretends not to know.  He’ll buy her a gift and all will be well.  Her way of thinking is that if they don’t confront the issues they don’t exist. Continue reading