Is there actually such a thing as a perfect marriage? What would your spouse have to do for you to want to leave them? In For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt, Will and his wife Nat have been married for almost 20 years, they have an 11 year old son, and everything seems pretty hunky-dory in their suburban life.
That is until they find out that the principal of their son’s school is accused by a student, who claims the principal touched him inappropriately on a school trip. This is enough to make Nat’s skin crawl, she was friends with this guy, after all. When Nat finds out that her own son, Charlie, accuses the principal of touching him inappropriately as well, Nat can’t stop herself and thinks of doing the unthinkable.
Nat and Will are both lawyers who met in law school, their first date was a little awkward, a little braggy on both ends, but the two decided that if anyone could commit the perfect murder it would be them. Who would have thought all these years later, and Nat would actually still think this to be the case? Of course, Will has no idea she still wants to see if what they said all those years ago rings true, so when Nat brings it up to Will, he’s immediately shaken.
He doesn’t want to kill the principal, but once Nat gets a thought in her head, there’s no way of getting around it. That being said, she takes her time, meticulously plans the murder, and when the day finally comes to do the deed, she’s not worried at all.
Told in dual perspectives, Nat and Will, you get to see how both parts of the couple feel about each situation that happens, from Charlie’s accusations to the murder of an old friend, plus many more secrets are dug up. I really enjoyed this book, I thought it had a little twist in it, being that Nat was the one who wanted to do the killing, rather than the husband.
One of the things I was a little disappointed about from this book was the ending. It seemed to neatly wrapped up, with a bow. Though, the epilogue did make up for that, in the end.
Overall, I’d give this 4 out of 5 stars. The plot was exceptional, the suspense was incredible, but that ending just left me feeling like I got played.