The Dilemma

The Dilemma

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Knowing the truth will destroy her. Keeping it secret will destroy him.

It’s Livia’s 40th birthday, and her husband Adam is throwing her the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding they never had. Everyone she loves will be there, except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But Livia is secretly glad Marnie won’t be there.

Livia has recently uncovered a secret about their daughter which, if revealed, will shake the foundation of their family to its core. She needs to tell Adam, but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.

Adam, meanwhile, has his own surprise for Livia: he’s arranged for Marnie to secretly fly back for the party. But before Marnie arrives, Adam hears some terrible news. Now he too is faced with a dilemma: Does he share what he's learned with his wife? Is hiding the truth the same as telling a lie? And how far are Adam and Livia willing to go to protect the ones they love—and give each other a last few hours of happiness?

Title:The Dilemma
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250151360
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    The Dilemma Reviews

  • JanB

    1.5 starsThis was a boring short story that was stretched out into a full-length snooze of a book. I basically hate-read it. Why? Let me count the ways:• The entire book relies on the tired trope of...

  • megs_bookrack

    It's no secret that B.A. Paris is one of my go-to Thriller authors. Consequently, The Dilemma, her 2020-release, was one of my most anticipated of the year.Although quite different from her prior work...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I should rename this book with my another favorite Led Zeppelin’s song name: “Communication Breakdown” or we may call it “Anatomy of Marriage” and deliver this heart wrenching, soul crusher,...

  • MarilynW

    This is a story about a dilemma that takes place over less than 24 hours but felt like a century, to me. Despite the fact that my reading buddies liked this one a lot more than I did, it was still a f...

  • Holly  B

    Some frustrating characters in this one.... This author has been a little hit and miss with me, I've read all of her books. In my opinion, this one is NOT a thriller, but more of a family/relations...

  • Suzy

    1.5 stars! ⭐️⭐️Watch out...I’m annoyed and it’s about to show! This will definitely go down as one of the worst books I have ever read. Without a doubt the worst by this author. Y’all. T...

  • Marialyce (absltmom, yaya)

    2 stars because I made it to the endThis is a case where the more I thought about this book, the more I turned to the dark side where the words "god I so dislike this story" entered my mind.. So what ...

  • Kaceey

    I’m in a quandary…no, a full-fledged dilemma on how to review this one!💁🏻♀️The entire read takes place over the course of just one evening. Told from alternating POV of Adam and Livia. A...

  • Sue

    I found this book hard to put down. Each chapter alternates between Olivia and her husband with everything in between.Olivia didn’t have a fabulous wedding. She’s longed and planned for her 40th ...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4 Stars.Most spouses keep a few secrets from each other, am I right? Everyone does it and it’s the reason why this novel will getcha. Livia and Adam have been married for over 20 years and have two...