Saturday, 31 January 2015

Judith Katz - Prisoners of Love

**Review by Stacey

Meeting in the most unlikely of places—the waiting room of a penitentiary—a most unlikely friendship proves life-changing for three women. As they slowly learn to understand and trust each other, despite coming from very different worlds, the love and support they offer makes their separate struggles less burdensome and begins to heal their shattered self-esteem. This riveting modern tale of Cissy, Christina and Margaret, whose men are in prison for various offenses, could be ripped from the headlines. One woman is a wealthy pillar of society, another a suburban housewife, while the third was once at the top of the entertainment industry in a popular girl group before she began a rapid and tragic fall. All three have secret heartaches they could share with no one—until they found each other. However, all is not as it seems, as their lives take a sinister turn, and their close bonds and individual strength of character are tested to the extreme.
This book is a guilty pleasure you will not want to put down until you reach its riveting climax. And if ever a book begged for screen adaption, this is it!

When I read the blurb of this book I was really intrigued, I thought it would be a real story of friendship forged from the criminalities of three women's husbands.

Christina, Cissy and Margaret meet at visiting time while visiting their husbands in prison. Though they are all from completely different walks of life, they have more in common than they first realise what with their husbands all being murderers. The three become the best of friends but their husbands all cross each others path in prison without realising the relationship between them.

The three female characters were likable and relatable to their walk of life, but it just felt like there were too many scenarios happening and I couldn't keep up in parts as the story kept jumping straight from one place to another in the same chapter. It was only nearer the end that I was kept hanging on as I didn't see it coming and I wanted to know if all of the characters got their happy endings.

"Don't you ever stop fighting. You fight with your last breath, you fight until God takes you."

In general though, Prisoners of Love is a great story of friendship, family and being there for each other through the good and bad.

I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

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