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A beautiful, terrible thing: a memoir of marriage and betrayal

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Grouped Work ID5d13a78e-8520-68f3-bcfd-80701547ce4d
Grouping Titlebeautiful terrible thing a memoir of marriage and betrayal
Grouping Authorjen waite
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-01-24 09:57:46AM
Last Indexed2022-01-24 09:59:28AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780735216464

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display_descriptionA woman discovers her marriage is built on an illusion in this harrowing and ultimately inspiring memoir.

“Be forewarned: You won’t sleep until you finish the last page.—Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World

One night. One email. Two realities...

Before: Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, loving man who becomes part of her family, evolving into her husband, her best friend, and the father of her infant daughter.

After: A disturbing email sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage.

In alternating Before and After chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing looks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when “it could never happen to me” actually does.
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subject_facetDysfunctional families -- United States
Married people -- United States -- Biography
Waite, Jen -- Marriage
title_displayA beautiful, terrible thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal
title_fullA Beautiful, Terrible Thing A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal
A beautiful, terrible thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal / Jen Waite
title_shortA beautiful, terrible thing
title_suba memoir of marriage and betrayal
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Dysfunctional families
Family & Relationships
Married people
Waite, Jen