The Arrangement

I finished The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn today.  It tells the story of Lucy and Owen, an ordinary couple who decide to have a trial open marriage for six months.  This immediately struck me as a horrible idea, but I zoomed through the book wanting to know if my initial thoughts would be proven right.

The husband, Owen immediately finds a new partner and is initially thrilled, but of course, she ends up being crazy and he wants to end the experiment early.  Lucy falls in love with her new partner and becomes torn between the thrill of a new guy and the family to whom she feels loyal.  The epilogue ties up all of the storylines neatly, maybe a little too neatly.  Even though the story is interesting and a quick read, it’s hard to recommend because of the subject matter.

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