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Belva Plain

In her stunning new novel, New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain has written a compelling story of family and fortune, beauty and betrayal. With unerring insight and emotional power, she penetrates a shattered marriage to explore one of the most provocative issues of our time. What happens when the picture-perfect marriage dissolves? In her unsparing evocation of a family in crisis, Belva Plain goes to the heart of a marriage between a naïve young artist and her handsome physician husband. At first everything is idyllic. Then one terrible night she commits an act she will regret for the rest of her life. An act that gives her husband the ultimate weapon: blackmail. The price of his silence is uncontested custody of their two children. When her own beautiful, angry mother wants to know why she won't fight for custody, she can give no answers. For she alone knows, or believes she knows, what really happened on that fateful night. In a novel that is both provocative and heartbreaking, Belva Plain proves herself the writer who sets the standard for family stories, a novelist of incomparable depth and grace. From the Hardcover edition.

In her stunning new novel, New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain has written a compelling story of family and fortune, beauty and betrayal. With unerring insight and emotional power, she penetrates a shattered marriage to explore one of the most provocative issues of our time. What happens when the picture-perfect marriage dissolves? In her unsparing evocation of a family in crisis, Belva Plain goes to the heart of a marriage between a naïve young artist and her handsome physician husband. At first everything is idyllic. Then one terrible night she commits an act she will regret for the rest of her life. An act that gives her husband the ultimate weapon: blackmail. The price of his silence is uncontested custody of their two children. When her own beautiful, angry mother wants to know why she won't fight for custody, she can give no answers. For she alone knows, or believes she knows, what really happened on that fateful night. In a novel that is both provocative and heartbreaking, Belva Plain proves herself the writer who sets the standard for family stories, a novelist of incomparable depth and grace. From the Hardcover edition.
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In her stunning new novel, New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain has written a compelling story of family and fortune, beauty and betrayal. With unerring insight and emotional power, she penetrates a shattered marriage to explore one of the most provocative issues of our time. What happens when the picture-perfect marriage dissolves? In her unsparing evocation of a family in crisis, Belva Plain goes to the heart of a marriage between a naïve young artist and her handsome physician husband. At first everything is idyllic. Then one terrible night she commits an act she will regret for the rest of her life. An act that gives her husband the ultimate weapon: blackmail. The price of his silence is uncontested custody of their two children. When her own beautiful, angry mother wants to know why she won't fight for custody, she can give no answers. For she alone knows, or believes she knows, what really happened on that fateful night. In a novel that is both provocative and heartbreaking, Belva Plain proves herself the writer who sets the standard for family stories, a novelist of incomparable depth and grace. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Twomey

Length:

5h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:42