THE PERFECT MARRIAGE
Roby’s books are usually much more colorful; however, this time the seemingly plain cover sets the tone for the masterpiece contained within. Instead of looking at other people, specifically their parents, Derrek and Denise should be looking in a mirror that speaks the truth. There are cracks in their lives and even six-figure incomes can’t buy these drug addicts a perfect marriage. Counselors should prescribe this novella to clients who need to remove the veil from their eyes so they can truly see the consequences of their choices.
Derrek was reared by his grandparents because of his parents’ addiction. Denise’s parents’ façade of a perfect marriage is cloaked in secrets, which tumble out just as Derrek and Denise are forced to admit they are addicts. Drained bank accounts, jobs in jeopardy and estranged friends are no match for their need for just one more fix. It takes the courage of their daughter to force them to pray, but it may be too late. (GRAND CENTRAL, Jan., 192 pp., $19.99)