Explosion in Paris
Linda Masemore Pirrung
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (7/09)
From the moment readers start to read they will find themselves caught up in the life of Mitch and Angie – a couple who fell madly in love and dreamed of a wonderful life together. But there was another side of Mitch Angie didn’t know about. He wanted everything perfect in his world and he would accept no less, even in his wife. He began controlling her by making very strong suggestions about what she should do about working, her family and friends. Angie knew this wasn’t how she wanted to live her life, but felt she had no control until she accidentally met Ross Stafford.
Ross is everything Mitch isn’t and Angie is pulled into his strength, wisdom and loving nature. Thinking that her friendship with Ross is a secret, Angie continues to be pulled into his world; little did she know Mitch knew everything. While on a trip to Paris, Mitch attempts to kill Angie. He has no idea that she has escaped safely and has taken refuge in France, changing her name, her lifestyle and her appearance. Living in an isolated home, she begins to discover herself again and lives for the day that she will reconnect with Ross.
This is a book that will have you rooting for Angie and Ross and wishing that Mitch would just magically disappear. The characters are built gradually so that you can relate to them in every way. Parts of the book will make a reader mad and thinking of different ways to get rid of the “monster.”
“Explosion in Paris” by Linda Masemore Pirrung is really a very fascinating book in every way.