Book Review: Better to Trust


When trust is violated, can it ever be recovered?

Alison Jacobs needs brain surgery and places ultimate trust in her sister's husband, Grant Kaplan, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and expert in treating her condition. But Grant is hiding a dark secret which threatens the outcome: an addiction to prescription pills. As Alison struggles to rebuild her life, Grant's daughter, Sadie, spends more time with a new friend. Frustrated that her parents exclude her from the conversations about her beloved aunt, Sadie makes increasingly risky choices which could endanger not only her, but her entire family.

Alison is also harboring her own secret-an extramarital affair with a woman. Her close call with mortality spurs her to take a closer look at her marriage, explore her newfound sexuality and figure out what she wants for her future. How will she rebuild her life and move forward? Can she find a way to repair her broken relationship with her only sister?

Secrets swirling around drug use and sexual identity must be dealt with in order for the family to learn to trust each other again.

My Review

I did find this book to be an interesting read. There are many side characters that I did not really feel like lent that much to the overall story. I would have liked the focus to really be on just Grant, Sadie and Allison. If it had been, I think my feelings would have went up a bit more towards this book. 

Readers, this is the type of book that you have to give your focus on. It does jump around with time lines from present to past and back and forth. With these voices, it can get a bit confusing if you are distracted. Out of the three, though I was drawn to Grant first and then Allison and Sadie tied for me. While, Grant caused the ripple effect that set everything into motion, his voice just came out a bit louder for me. 

This book would make a good discussion book. While, I may not have loved this book, I would read another from this author. 


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