This was yet another tantalizing tale by Margaret Leroy. I was hooked from the outset. The author’s background in social services surely contributed to her ability to spin this conflicted web! She writes well,and propels the reader along effortlessly. Trust was Margaret Leroy’s first novel, and it was made into a very successful TV movie some years back in the UK, but I was unsuccessful in my efforts to locate it.
Trust is about Chloe a divorced mother of two gorgeous daughters. She meets Dan a married child psychologist and she is captivated with this man who has made her like no other man ever has before, he is then charged with child molestation charges which rocks their relationship to the core. This book has been written by someone who has a love for gardening as the vivid imagery is what carries the book throughout and made it worth reading for me. Chloe finds solace in her garden and it her emotion [...]
Really enjoyed this one. The story owes more than a nod to Sue Miller's The Good Mother, but it takes it into a different league with the easy writing style and very well drawn characters and feelings. It deals with child abuse, but only in the way of an accusation and its impact, and I don't think anyone would find anything "difficult" about it. The eroticism of Chloe and Dan's early relationship is quite explicit too - didn't offend me in any way, and I found it very "real". This is a real pag [...]