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Madeleine and Jack Hunter are one of Washington's glittering couples. Jack is the head of a TV network, while Maddy is an award-winning anchorwoman. All around, people regard them as a golden couple: he advising the president on media issues, she at the top of the tree in her profession. Needless to say, the relationship we are shown behind the closed doors of their lavish Georgetown home is far more troubled than the public could ever know. As Maddy enjoys more and more career success, Jack's resentment and desire for control grow daily, and her life becomes hell in this fracturing marriage. Steel manages, as always, to convey character in concise paragraphs:
The diamond studs and her eight-carat engagement ring were her prize possessions. Not bad for a kid from a trailer park in Chattanooga, she often admitted to him, and he called her "poor white trash" when he wanted to really tease her. It was obvious that he thought calling her that was funny...When Maddy joins the president's wife in the latter's newly formed commission on violence against women, the grim stories she hears from other terrified wives start her on a journey which will help her break the cycle of fear she is living through. Steel makes this situation resonate with a strong emotional impact, and the dark marriage is painted with the kind of skill we have come to expect from her. When Bill Alexander, a high-flying scholar and diplomat, enters the narrative and realizes what is happening in Maddy's marriage, the story is taken to a powerful new level, with their growing affection treated intelligently and sympathetically. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It was a great storyline! It also taught about abuse without dragging you down. Great job, All of her books are outstanding.Published 11 days ago by Karen Beard
I liked this book but had to stop reading it some times because ithe story plan hit me hard as it spoke about the relationship at the beginning but it was a great ending. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Rosemary Lenc
love all her books but I like she touched a subject many don't Abuse and there's all kind of abuse verbal abuse doesn't leave physical scars they are in your heart n mindPublished 18 days ago by ELSIE QUILES
A great read with a very good message for all woman who might find themselves in the sam situation.Published 22 days ago by Lynda Crofskey
I really like the book. One of Danielle Steel's best! The book was also in good condition.Published 22 days ago by Margaret Bradley