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Publisher's Summary

All it takes is one lie for the best-laid plans to go awry.

After decades of pushing away traumatic memories from childhood, Colette De Luca is ready to start a family of her own. It’ll be healthy, a wish come true, with a man she believes is the love of her life. Thankfully, she thought ahead when she was younger and froze her eggs for this very moment.

Greta O’Brien, a wealthy hedge-fund manager, is forced to confront the making of her own family when tragedy strikes her twin teenage sons. As she debates whether to confess a betrayal to her husband, the ripple effects of the family’s devastating circumstances begin to spread far beyond their home.

These two women, hopeful, disillusioned, and desperate, are on an emotional decades-long journey to motherhood by any means necessary. Strangers whose lives explode in the wake of a shocking event—and converge in more ways than one—Colette and Greta are forced to face the twists of fate and the choices they’ve made.

©2022 Nicole Moleti and Krista Wells. (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

An Imperfect Plan uncovers dark secrets that haunt ordinary families. Addison McKnight has written a novel that turns comfort and convention inside out, examines the wishes and desires of women we think we know, and reveals how long-ago trauma can affect everything that happens today. The emotion is visceral, the heartbreak and suspense are almost unbearable, and it all leads to a stunning ending. McKnight is a superb observer of domestic drama.”—Luanne Rice, #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author

“The lives of two women run parallel in An Imperfect Plan, where one deceit eventually rips apart the fabric of a carefully calculated life. An emotionally resonant debut that will stay with you long after you read the last word.”—Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of How to Save a Life

“Edgy, relatable, and heartbreaking—this unflinching thriller will have you turning the pages as fast as you can. How far would you go to get what you want? When family is involved, there are no boundaries—and Addison McKnight’s debut grabs the reader and doesn’t let go until the gasp-worthy ending.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life 

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The story parallels the lives of two women unknown to each other. Sometimes tedious lengthy details of disasters and bad choices derailed my interest. But it was worth at the end.

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Keeps you wanting more

Allison McKnight twists two worlds together beautifully in a way that keeps you saying “just one more chapter”. Heartache, love and relatability blend to form each character. The saying goes if you are in a dark spot maybe you weren’t buried but planted. Each character will learn that it takes honesty with oneself to bloom from their past

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Sad story about motherhood and mental illness and complex ways lives can dovetail with one another

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A bit drawn out at the beginning but enjoyed it!

it was a very unique story. The Twist I saw coming but was still pretty interesting to see unfold through the story. it was a little drawn out at the beginning but overall it was a pretty good read.

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Wow! Great narrators and powerful story that while you knew something was coming it was nothing like seemed.

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Awesome!!

Lucid reading! Fantastic story line! Great narration!
Loved it!! I would highly recommend this book!

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Loved the story overall

Loved the story overall, however I felt the ending was really rushed. For all the character building between the two women, that part of the big reveal didn't go anywhere and I would've liked more from that.

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Amazing!!!

Highly recommend. Kept me on the edge of my seat for every last word. Written very well. Hoping for more books from Addison McKnight!

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Absolutely amazing from start to finish! Could not stop listening!! Loved it so much! A beautiful story.

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Wish I could get my time back

If you are interested in spending many hours of your life trying to muster up some sympathy or compassion for deeply selfish, shallow, dishonest, entitled characters who relentlessly whine about things and make predictively bad decisions, this is the book for you!

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