Monday, 29 July 2013
He Belongs To Me
By Theresa Rizzo
Summery courtesy of goodreads.com
He Belongs to Me is a love story . . . a tale of betrayal and deception and of a young mother's determination to recover what belongs to her.
Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, four years later Catherine Boyd is back and she'll do anything to regain custody of her son--even reconcile with the husband falsely accused of killing their son's twin.
All in the name of love for a little boy, generations of pain and tragedy are exposed in a courtroom drama.
This is an intense heart wrenching read that surprised me with its plot and characters- not the fluff piece I was expecting.
Catherine has just graduated from Stanford with a arts degree, now she is ready to reconnect with her four year old son Drew, who is coming to live with her permanently.
However, her parents who have had temporary custody of Drew while Catherine was completing her degree, inform her that they don't think that it's in Drew's best interest to live with her, and that he will be remaining with them. They then reveal to Catherine that the temporary custody agreement she thought she signed, was in fact a permanent custody agreement making them Drew's permanent legal guardians.
Catherine is devastated by her parents betrayal and consults a lawyer, who tells her that her only chance to regain custody is to reconcile with her estranged husband, Thomas.
Thomas and Catherine have not communicated with each other for four years,since Thomas was wrongly accused off killing Drew's twin brother.
This book was masterfully written, Theresa Rizzo made me believe in her characters, their trails, their desperation and love- resonated through this book, making it an absorbing read and definitely one I would highly recommend.