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The man she married [text (large print)] / Cathy Lamb.

By: Lamb, Cathy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thorndike Press large print women's fiction series: Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Edition: Large print edition.Description: 545 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781432856847; 1432856847.Subject(s): Traffic accident victims -- Fiction | Coma -- Patients -- Fiction | Amnesia -- Fiction | Married people -- Fiction | Large type books | Portland (Or.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful accounting firm. They're happy, she's almost sure of it. Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding something. Zack has always been reticent about his past, which she attributed to an unhappy childhood. Now the strange calls he's receiving, the apologies when he thinks she can't hear him, and her fragmented memories from the morning of the accident suggest a deeper secret. When she finally awakens, Natalie is determined to find out the truth."-- Provided by publisher.
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"When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful accounting firm. They're happy, she's almost sure of it. Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding something. Zack has always been reticent about his past, which she attributed to an unhappy childhood. Now the strange calls he's receiving, the apologies when he thinks she can't hear him, and her fragmented memories from the morning of the accident suggest a deeper secret. When she finally awakens, Natalie is determined to find out the truth."-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

In Lamb's latest (after Such a Pretty Face), successful accountant Natalie Shelton has a good life, with loyal women friends and an adoring, sexy husband Zack, who renovated their lovely home. It's a long way from a childhood marred by her mother's abandonment and her father's financial struggles. When she ends up in a coma after a car crash, she's somehow able to notice a creepy intruder in her hospital room, then hears Zack talking angrily on the phone about her accident. She knows he's concealing something, but she can't believe he's trying to kill her, so she hides her suspicions of him from the police. The stakes rise when she's released from the hospital and someone shoots at her in her new apartment. She's desperate to remember what happened the morning of her accident, believing it might explain why Zack, who has always been loyal and loving, is also mysterious about his past to the point that it endangers them both. VERDICT This fast, suspenseful story has quirky, warm characters that contrast well with Zack's dark past and the motives of a dangerous stranger, all building to an action-filled, unexpected resolution.-Jan Marry, Lanexa, VA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Lamb (No Place I'd Rather Be) opens her magnetic novel with a tantalizing glimpse of a mystery, a dreadful car wreck, and a feisty heroine to root for. Natalie Fox Shelton feels blessed: she's married to the love of her life, Zach; runs an accounting firm in Portland, Ore., with one of her best friends, Justine; and has a loving father-until the car crash puts her in a coma. Trapped inside her own body, Natalie can hear everything: the suggestions from "Dr. Doom" and "Dr. Hopeless" that Zach and Natalie's father pull the plug on the machines keeping her alive, the evil stranger whose demented Barbie-doll calling card freaks out the staff, her father's heartfelt singing. Against all odds, Natalie fights her way out of the coma, regains consciousness, and enters traumatic brain injury therapy with a colorful, lovable group and tries to put her life back together. But it's soon clear that someone is after Natalie-and that those efforts are tied to her husband's shadowy past. Lamb's deeply nuanced characters, particularly Natalie's insufferable yet damaged mother, Chick, as well as her rehab buddies, lend depth and resonance. Add that to a fast-moving plot and a rewarding ending, and Lamb has crafted a charmer fit for many keepers' shelves. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

One morning, Natalie Shelton is getting ready for work when her husband discloses that he's not the person he claims to be and that his true identity puts Natalie in grave danger. Refusing to flee, Natalie leaves for work and is severely injured in a hit-and-run accident that leaves her in a coma for several weeks. Though she is unresponsive and has a brain injury, Natalie can hear what is going on around her, and she struggles to cobble together the chain of events that left her hospitalized. Her difficult recovery is made more difficult by her mother, a vain, selfish woman who swans in, insults Natalie, and leaves; but it's helped by her loving father and her two best friends, who provide ample comic relief. As Natalie connects the morning of the accident with sinister events that keep occurring, her husband reveals his secret and Natalie must choose her path forward. Lamb (No Place I'd Rather Be , 2017) deftly weaves together multiple threads in this exploration of long-hidden secrets and the healing power of family, friendship, and love. Readers will come to care for Natalie and root for her to recover both physically and emotionally from the crisis she faces. The uplifting ending provides plenty of closure, as well as redemption for those close to Natalie. Perfect for fans of Susan Mallery's women's fiction.--Nanette Donohue Copyright 2018 Booklist