“ Author: Penny Vincenzi / Format: Paperback / Date of publication: 25 January 2007 / Genre: Modern & Contemporary Fiction / Publisher: Headline Publishing Group / Title: Almost a Crime / ISBN 13: 9780755332656 / ISBN 10: 0755332656 / Alternative EAN: 9781585679430 „
I have to admit that this would not be my normal choice of reading matter but I was laid up for a few days with the flu and a friend handed this in for me to read, she told me it had been hanging around in her house for about 6 years having been read three times in the time she had owned it and she promised me it was a great read.
I found myself finishing the book in a little over two days, partly because I had no energy to do anything but read and partly because I could not put it down.
Almost a Crime - Penny Vincenzi is a story of an average but somewhat high flying couple, they are mad about each other and are sure they could never live apart but at the same time they are driven by their separate careers and eventually their marriage fails and they separate.
The reason for the separation is not only the career paths driving them apart but also because the husband has an affair with the wife's best friend, the wife's best friend has lost a baby and she goes on to abduct the once happy couples child.
Too much more info would give the whole story away but it is suffice to say that this book is very cleverly written and offers some very happy and some very sad moments and will definitely tug at your heart strings.
I would recommend this book to anyone it is not just for lovers of certain types of stories, it has a bit of everything and is a hard book to put down once you start reading!
I read this book from cover to cover in three days. I found it compelling and it contained all the ingredients neede to make a book. It is a story of a typical high flying couple deeply in love but, with their careers taking different twists and turns, eventually the marriage regarded as a power marriage fails after the husband has an affair with the wifes best friend. The friend later abducts the couples baby after losing her own child. It is tear jerking at times and sometimes I had to hold myself back from screaming at the characters! Very well written and I would recommend it to anyone who loves similar. I am now reading other books by the author and also find them very interesting!!
This book extends the mind in many ways. The perfect power marriage success and money rule. Attractive people who are rich and have everything. Then consequences that are potentially fatal to all of this take place turning lives up side down. Everyone is effected in one way or another damaging lives and leading to terror and danger. This is very cleverly written and packed with believable characters and crazy villains as the plot twists and changes until the end which comes all too quickly