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Why would a woman who has it all throw her life away? Morgan has the perfect life. She married the man of her dreams. Daniel is smart, gorgeous and successful. Everything she has always wanted in a husband and the father of her children. But he’s also domineering, overprotective and jealous. Is living with him enough to drive Morgan over the edge? Or does something more treacherous lurk beneath the façade?
A gorgeous, sweet woman that is oblivious to her own beauty. She’s shy with men, but a rock to her friends. A librarian in a small town in the mid-west. She’s been waiting a long-time to find the one.
An accountant in the city who will do anything to be the youngest partner in his firm. He always gets what he wants and he wants Morgan. He will pursue Morgan until she submits.
They rush through a courtship and marry within a year of meeting. Morgan’s life is perfect. She has a job she loves, a best friend for which she would do anything and a husband that completes her. But things are not often as they appear. Behind closed doors the loving Daniel that Morgan married is jealous and overprotective. Sometimes he’s even domineering.
Morgan runs away – destroying everything in her path as she disappears. What made this good girl go bad?
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LIFE DISCARDED literally started off with an explosion as Morgan discards her life-- then the book drops back to the beginning of Morgan and Daniel's relationship through their marriage.
This is a no-holds-barred look at the hard topic of marital abuse and shows how easily otherwise smart women can go from being strong and independent to being cowed and intimidated---and firmly believe the abuse is their own fault. It starts slowly and insidiously creeps up until, one day, everyone around can see what's going on while the abused wife makes excuses.
It's a very quick read--I finished it in one evening. My favorite part of the book is the friendship between Morgan and Ellie--everyone should have a friend like Ellie.
There were a few minor typos, but nothing that really took me out of the story.
I could easily see this made into a movie-- the action was there, a good tight cast of characters, and a happy ending. Works for me. 3 stars.
READ AN EXCERPT
Shaking hands steer the car to the nearest full service gas station. Only one or two gas stations in town still offer full service, but she had done her homework and knew this one did. Not only did full service guarantee that someone else would be pumping her gas, but its expense meant that there’s never a wait. Maneuvering the car to the furthest full service pump, she waits, hands clutching the steering wheel, for the attendant.
After what feels like an eternity to her fevered brain, the attendant finally notices her and saunters over to her car. Her eyes follow him, silently urging him to quicken his pace. Come on, come on. “Fill it up,” she squeaks at him when he finally reaches her car. She grabs her over- large purse and jumps out of the car, nearly tripping in her haste. Looking back, she whispers “I’m sorry” to the oblivious attendant before continuing around the building.
When she reaches the rear of the building, she frantically scans the area. Finally she spots the large garbage container, not in its usual spot. She jogs to it and squats behind it; shrinking into herself and covering her ears. Just in time. A loud bang shakes the earth below her feet. Looking up, she sees flames shooting into the sky.
Time to get out of here. She stands on shaky legs, taking a moment to calm her erratic breath before walking in the opposite direction – refusing to look back.
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