The Perfect Marriage

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Grand Central Publishing, Jan 8, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Reverend Curtis Black series...


Denise and Derrek Shaw are the perfect American couple. Happily married for fifteen years, they have a wonderful daughter, Mackenzie, successful careers, and a beautiful home in a posh Chicago suburb. They are attractive, respected . . . and hiding a shocking secret: a dangerous addiction to drugs.

It started innocently enough. Denise occasionally used prescription drugs to help her deal with the long hours and demanding nature of her job. Derrek, also under pressure at work, began using cocaine socially with some of his colleagues.

They can quit whenever they want to. At least, that's what Denise would like to believe . . .

As her job becomes more stressful, Denise can no longer get through the day without a fix. Derrek realizes his harmless habit has become anything but, and desperately wants to get clean. However, his attempts are derailed when there is a sudden family tragedy. Once soul mates, now this husband and wife are quickly losing the immense love that had been the cornerstone of their marriage. With her parents spiraling out of control, Mackenzie makes an unexpected move to take matters into her own hands. Is her sacrifice too late-or is there still hope? Is there a final chance to save the Shaw family?

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Denise and Derrek are an upper middle class family with a lovely daughterhigh paying jobs and a bright future. They fall into drug use and from that point all hell literally breaks loose. It is not ... Read full review

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Roby again takes on a serious social issue within the context of entertaining popular fiction. Denise and Derek Shaw have it all: a happy marriage, successful careers, a beautiful house, a beautiful ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Reverend Curtis Black Series.

She lives with her husband in Rockford, Illinois.

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