A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal (Paperback)

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This stunning memoir of a woman whose life was unraveled by a psychopath husband kept me up all night and hasn't let me go. Jen Waite's story could happen to anyone. Chilling.

— Suzanna


**An International Bestseller**

"Be forewarned: You won't sleep until you finish the last page. " -Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World

One night. One email. Two realities.

It all started with an email...

Before: Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, loving man who becomes part of her family, evolving into her husband, her best friend, and the father of her infant daughter.

After: A disturbing e-mail sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage.

In alternating Before and After chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing looks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when "it could never happen to me" actually does.

About the Author

Jen Waite lives in Maine with her young daughter.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780525533177
ISBN-10: 0525533176
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English