For nine years, Drew has been on the run from her abusive husband, Adam. She is desperate to keep her son from his father's clutches. Finally, she settles down in a small town where they can start to put down roots. Her son, Michael is going to school and making friends and Drew has made a friend of her own. She even begins a new romantic relationship, something she'd never thought would be possible for her again. However, Drew is haunted by the events of her past, which she can't quite remember, and Adam is still out there, waiting to claim Michael as his own.
All the Lovely Pieces is an exciting thriller by J. M. Winchester, who has previously written romance novels under a different name. I was drawn to the cover of this one because, despite the proverb, a good cover does get attention.
I found this novel a quick read since I was eager to find out what happened next with all the twists and turns, but the plot was a little over the top for my taste. Adam is not just any abusive husband, he's Disney villain evil- the powerful millionaire owner of a tech company with no redeeming features whatsoever. I feel like his actions would have had more emotional impact if he was in any way likeable to begin with, or at least more ordinary. I did enjoy the quality of the writing, and the denouement, in which the characters face realistic consequences for their actions. All the Lovely Pieces is a somewhat unrealistic, but exciting novel that I found hard to put down. It's a book you could finish over a weekend, or one late night with a cuppa. If you like this one, you'll probably enjoy The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale.
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Thomas and Mercer, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.