I was broken before I met Sebastian Pryor, but he decimated me. I swept the ashes of myself into a pile that I kept safe for thirteen years. Believe me it wasn’t pretty, oh but people thought we were perfect. I hate myself most days. I hate that I feel for him as much as I loathe who I’ve become with him. This story is hard to hear. You know what the worst part is? You’ll see part of you in me. You’ll hate that. You won’t tell anyone.
My story is about cracks. A description or telling of how cracks in a marriage, a life, a personality, a heart and a mind begin and continue for years without anyone knowing. You don’t always see what causes the fissure, but you feel it. Can you remember who you were before all of this started, before your life became a jumble of deceit, longing and regret?
This book isn’t for anyone who needs a happily ever after.
This book isn’t for anyone who needs a fun time out from their life.
This book isn’t for anyone, but me.
This is my story. I won’t apologize for it.
Exclusive Content: Email between Rebecca and Adrian
I’ve written this email to you over a thousand times. I’m not quite sure how to apologize in a way that matters without touching you. I’ve thought about touching you everyday since the day after the funeral. I kept your things in our place so I could smell you. I wish I still remembered what you taste like. I’m not in jail. My lawyer is the best money could buy and I actually made bai. I’m awaiting trial, my lawyers tell me it could be years until I see the inside of a courtroom. I don’t know what will happen Rebecca. I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep:
The feelings I have for you remain as strong as they were five years ago. I’m a fixer, you know I need to fix things. I wanted you to get better on your own and be comfortable on your own, but I was wrong. Maybe you needed me to get better, not be better on your own. Maybe we’re better together. Maybe you helped bring out the humanity in me. After you left I got careless, I got lonely. After you left nothing mattered.
Come to me. I will never leave you of my own free will again.
That’s the only promise I can make.
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R.L. Griffin published her first book in 2004. After that she focused on practicing law. A few years ago she began writing the By A Thread series, which is out now. Her goal is to keep readers on their toes, whether it’s the plot twist or the book itself, her books are outside any box. There is a little bit of grit in most of her books and a ton of cussing. Most books are enjoyed better with a glass of wine, or whiskey, whatever your poison may be.
She lives in Atlanta with her husband, kid and dogs. She loves to travel and meet readers.
R.L. Griffin is hands-down one of my very favorite authors and people. She writes amazing books with characters that will stay with you and Quiet Lies was no different! Click HERE to read my 5 star, must-read review.
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