The Comfort of Lies
by Randy Susan Meyers
Genre: Women's Fiction
Synopsis: Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love wit ha man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave her baby up for adoption.
Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she's questioning whether she's cut out for the role of wife and mother.
Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan's affair. He promised he'd never stray again, and she trusted him.
But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he's kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that non of them could have predicted.
from the book jacket
Review: At first I enjoyed the story and really liked Tia. She seemed like a kind, happy person albeit one who slept with a married man. But then I struggled with the characters in this book. All of them seemed depressed and needed some medication for it. Tia, in particular, seemed self destructive. I didn't love any of the characters and didn't connect to any of them. By the end I could have cared less about what happened to them and couldn't wait to just be done with the book.
Rating: 2 stars