All it takes is one lie for the best-laid plans to go awry.
After decades of pushing away traumatic memories from childhood, Colette De Luca is ready to start a family of her own. It’ll be healthy, a wish come true, with a man she believes is the love of her life. Thankfully, she thought ahead when she was younger and froze her eggs for this very moment.
Greta O’Brien, a wealthy hedge-fund manager, is forced to confront the making of her own family when tragedy strikes her twin teenage sons. As she debates whether to confess a betrayal to her husband, the ripple effects of the family’s devastating circumstances begin to spread far beyond their home.
These two women, hopeful, disillusioned, and desperate, are on an emotional decades-long journey to motherhood by any means necessary. Strangers whose lives explode in the wake of a shocking event―and converge in more ways than one―Colette and Greta are forced to face the twists of fate and the choices they’ve made.
“An Imperfect Plan uncovers dark secrets that haunt ordinary families. Addison McKnight has written a novel that turns comfort and convention inside out, examines the wishes and desires of women we think we know, and reveals how long-ago trauma can affect everything that happens today. The emotion is visceral, the heartbreak and suspense are almost unbearable, and it all leads to a stunning ending. McKnight is a superb observer of domestic drama.”
—Luanne Rice, #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author
“The lives of two women run parallel in An Imperfect Plan, where one deceit eventually rips apart the fabric of a carefully calculated life. An emotionally resonant debut that will stay with you long after you read the last word.”
—Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of How to Save a Life
“Edgy, relatable, and heartbreaking―this unflinching thriller will have you turning the pages as fast as you can. How far would you go to get what you want? When family is involved, there are no boundaries―and Addison McKnight’s debut grabs the reader and doesn’t let go until the gasp-worthy ending.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life
“Provocative and gripping…An Imperfect Plan is a visceral exploration of the quest for perfection―our modern addiction to having the perfect life, the perfect partner, and the perfect children. But perfection has a cost and is not without secrets. Addison McKnight tackles the dark side of deceit, infertility, and mental illness in this powerful debut novel that fans of Lisa Jewell and Luanne Rice will love.”
—Andrews and Wilson, Wall Street Journal bestselling authors of Tier One
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