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Center of Gravity
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Center of Gravity weaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that marriages—and the people inside them—are not always what they seem. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train.

Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn't measure up to her mother's expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she's married, has a new baby, and life is wonderful.

Or is it?

When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It's temporary. It's the stress. It's Mitchell's tragic history of loss.

If only Ava could believe her own excuses.

Mitchell is no longer the charming, thoughtful man she married. He grows more controlling by the day, revealing a violent jealous streak. His behavior is recklessly erratic, and the unanswered questions about his past now hint at something far more sinister than Ava can stomach. Before she can fit the pieces together, Mitchell files for divorce and demands full custody of their boys.

Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town, Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game?

"A bold, poignant look into an imploding marriage . . . compelling, fierce, and ultimately hopeful"—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Else's Love Story

"A breathless, gut-wrenching, satisfying page turner about the real superheroes of the world who stand up to evil and won't back down."—Erin Healy, author of The Baker's Wife

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Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn't measure up to her mother's expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she's married, has a new baby, and life is wonderful.

Or is it?

When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It's temporary. It's the stress. It's Mitchell's tragic history of loss.

If only Ava could believe her own excuses.

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Center of Gravity weaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that marriages—and the people inside them—are not always what they seem. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train.

Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn't measure up to her mother's expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she's married, has a new baby, and life is wonderful.

Or is it?

When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It's temporary. It's the stress. It's Mitchell's tragic history of loss.

If only Ava could believe her own excuses.

Mitchell is no longer the charming, thoughtful man she married. He grows more controlling by the day, revealing a violent jealous streak. His behavior is recklessly erratic, and the unanswered questions about his past now hint at something far more sinister than Ava can stomach. Before she can fit the pieces together, Mitchell files for divorce and demands full custody of their boys.

Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town, Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game?

"A bold, poignant look into an imploding marriage . . . compelling, fierce, and ultimately hopeful"—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Else's Love Story

"A breathless, gut-wrenching, satisfying page turner about the real superheroes of the world who stand up to evil and won't back down."—Erin Healy, author of The Baker's Wife

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        Ava Carson is enjoying the perfect family life with husband Mitchell Carson, a new baby of their own, and Mitchell's young son, Jack, until Mitchell's personality changes from Prince Charming to an unpredictable, jealous control freak. Digging into a past Mitchell refuses to discuss, Ava finds more than she bargained for. When Mitchell files for divorce and obtains custody of the children, Ava must act quickly. But challenging Mitchell may endanger her and the lives of her children. VERDICT This powerful debut by a former television anchor is a suspenseful and haunting tale of a marriage spiraling wildly out of control. The story line is particularly unsettling as it mirrors the headlines found in newspapers and court cases everywhere. This title will resonate with readers of contemporary women's fiction and fans of Gina Holmes.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Alabama housewife Ava Carson thought she had it alldoting husband, loving children, a beautiful home. Soon, however, the facade of perfection begins to crack, leaving her struggling to discover and cope with the truth about her life. Ava's husband, Mitchell, has always been a perfectionist, but he begins to act out in increasingly unreasonable ways, finally leaving with their two sons. After he files for divorce and demands full custody, Ava has to take her future and that of her children into her own hands. New author McNeill spins a chilling tale of deception and desperation, fueled by a wife and mother's darkest fears. As Mitchell's paranoia drives him to make dangerous decisions, Ava must break free from the role of submissive wife to save herself and her children. Readers will find this tale of domestic suspense deeply compelling as a once-happy family disintegrates and a woman summons her heretofore hidden strength. Told from multiple perspectives, McNeill's gripping tale explores family, trust, and how lives are rebuilt.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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