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An okay read - not great
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2021
The book was slow to start and I almost gave up but then, about halfway, it started getting more interesting. One thing that irritated me to no end was the fact that the wife, Carly, kept bothering the ex, Mark, about money issues and seemed to think it was all up to him how much he gave - or didn't give - in the divorce settlement. After 25 years of marriage, that wouldn't have been up to him. It would be up to a judge and she would have gotten at least half of existing funds, along with a large chunk of future earnings, in the form of alimony, for future years. She just seemed silly calling Mark constantly about money instead of letting the lawyers deal with it. She mentioned she didn't let the lawyers do it because they're expensive but again, a judge likely would have ordered her husband to pay most, if not all, of her legal fees. Yes, this seems minor, but it was annoying because there were several instances of her calling her ex over money in the middle of a divorce. Not to mention her stupidity in maintaining a joint account with him after they broke up and believing he wouldn't empty the bank account. And the secret he held over her head, he had no way to prove it. It was silly she allowed him to hold that over her. SPOILER: If he had gone to the police, the chances of them exhuming an elderly cancer patient to prove or disprove what Mark said would be slim to none. Not a book I'll recommend to others.