The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

The Dilemma by B.A. Paris – 2.5/5⭐️ rounded up to 3/5 on goodreads.

This one was not my fav by Paris. Before I get into my review, here is the goodreads synopsis:
“It’s Livia’s fortieth birthday and tonight she’s having a party, a party she’s been planning for a long time. The only person missing will be her daughter, Marnie. But Livia has a secret, a secret she’s been keeping from Adam, her husband, until the party is over. Because how can she tell him that although she loves Marnie, she’s glad their daughter won’t be there to celebrate with her? Adam is determined everything will be just right for Livia and the party is going to be perfect… until he learns something that will leave him facing an unbearable decision.”

So this whole novel takes place over a 24 or so hour period. Livia & Adam are married and they don’t communicate at all. Livia, I admit has an actual dilemma about when to tell her husband something (an absolutely disgusting thing regarding their daughter that will upset him). While Adam does not have a dilemma at all and I can’t even believe he debates/does not tell his wife immediately.

The book was too long and nothing really happens in it. Once we find out about these “dilemmas”, then it just trails on and on. I didn’t enjoy this one folks.

Usually Paris writes psychological thrillers and this was more of a family drama. I really enjoyed two others of hers that I read (Behind Closed Doors & The Break Down) and her other one, Bring Me Back, is on my shelf. This one just didn’t do it for me.

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