37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596
37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596

To the Brink

by Cindy Gerard

Ethan (a special forces soldier) and Darcy (American Consulate worker) meet at a US embassy in Peru and have an instant attraction. They have a torrid affair and then decide to get married before his unit redeploys. After several years of marriage their relationship falls apart and they divorce. Eight years later, Darcy calls and leaves a cryptic message for Ethan that she is in trouble and needs his help. The rest of the book revolves around him and his brothers trying to save her from the kidnappers who took her. The plot line was week and the book jumped around way too much for my liking between the past and present. I also didn’t like the reasons the two divorced in the first place. He clearly has PTSD and wants no help and she feels like he is withdrawn and secretive. Neither one ever has a conversation about this until he rescues her years later. The book is a super easy read though (one day by the pool), fast-paced and action packed, but lacking any real substance.

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