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What's Done In The Dark Paperback – December 27, 2005
Top Customer Reviews
Katrina has always resented Celeste, hated the fact that she was born and has set out to do everything she can to make her life miserable. The ultimate betrayal and the final straw for seventeen year-old Celeste was when Katrina, three years older than she, seduced her boyfriend. Celeste, whose actions so often were reactions to Katrina's disdain of her, figures it is just best to stay out of Katrina's way. This works fine as the women grow up, marry, have children and go their separate ways, managing to avoid any big blow-ups by keeping their distance. Fast forward about twenty years when Celeste and her husband are about to take a well-deserved, overdue vacation to Jamaica. Just hours before their departure, Willie is found murdered in a seedy motel where it becomes obvious he had been with another woman. Celeste is devastated, hurt and bitter to no end. Just as she is trying to come to grips with her plight, her parents insist she go to the aid of Katrina, who has her life turned upside down when her husband becomes seriously ill in Washington D.C. This is the last thing Celeste wants to do as Katrina's heartless words regarding Willie's death is still ringing in her ears. But browbeaten and weary, Celeste heads to D.C. to see what she can do for Katrina.Read more ›
The backdrop for WHAT'S DONE IN THE DARK is a story of hatred between two sisters, Katrina and Celeste. For years they have avoided each other, because of Katrina's betrayal when they were teenagers. Celeste always wanted to be friends but Katrina always hated that they were sisters, their only connection is because of their DNA. But the backdrop of this hateful sibling rivalry is just the tip of the iceberg; this story is immersed in family secrets, spousal deceit and callous infidelity. A deceit that gives the sisters an unwanted commonality.
Celeste's husband is killed in the throes of a sexual climax with his lover, and Celeste is shocked, humiliated, and mad as hell. Katrina who is summoned to the hospital bedside of her dying husband, learns of the double life he is living. When their husbands' secrets come to the light the lives of both sisters are turned upside down. The deaths leave many unanswered questions, but also the promise that the sisters finally can share something other than hate. When police investigate the murder of Celeste's husband, they uncover the answer to at least one of the questions, an answer so familiar, it intensifies the sister's hate for each other. It seems everyone has something they've been hiding. And while the sisters may have been able to overcome the past, can they overcome the present?
Gloria Mallete has a penchant for writing penetrating stories with real characters whom readers will not eagerly embrace.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was another amazing old school author I found at the library after a suggestion. There were plenty twists and turns, and it was a phenomenal read. I loved it.Published 7 months ago by Shannan Harper
This book right here was the bomb.com it has plenty of twist and turns and more than a few surprise's I read it in one sitting READ IT IT IS GREATPublished 9 months ago by Nicole Davis
Slow going and dragged in some parts, a bit repetitious; but ending was worth it. Would have been good understanding true reason for Katrina's hatred for her sister.Published on June 9, 2014 by V/r, ...me in DC
This book I couldn't put down, the hate between the sisters filtered to some of the children and you see why. The drama and murder of this book was done well. Read morePublished on March 31, 2014 by diane
This book was selected as the book of the month for my book club. This is the third book that we've read by Gloria Mallette. And like the others, it was an easy read. Read morePublished on February 13, 2014 by stewy
Every time I thought I had this plot figured out, there was a new twist that threw me for a loop. Read this in two sittings!Published on August 2, 2013 by Jillian
This book is really good. Read it in one day. It keeps you guessing from the beginning to end. Would tell everyone I know to read this.Published on August 1, 2013 by jasmine white
Found this book to be disappointing. Expected it to be more of a murder mystery which it wasn't. Overall found the book to be depressing.Published on February 7, 2013 by Sheila Wolfe
Great Book By Great Author. I am reading everything I can find by Gloria Mallette. I have enjoyed every book so far.Published on August 7, 2012 by Grammy Gamer