Title: Hadley & Grace
Publisher:Lake Union Publishing
Date: February 1st, 2021
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. A woman who can’t even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family.
Grace, new mother of baby Miles, desperately wants to put her rough past behind her for good, but she finds it impossible when her path crosses with Hadley’s, and her quest for a new start quickly spirals out of control and turns into a terrifying flight for survival.
Stronger together than apart, the two find their fates inextricably entwined, and as the danger closes in, each must decide how much she is willing to risk for the other.
A powerful story of self-discovery, Hadley and Grace is the heart-racing tale of two women facing insurmountable odds, racing to stay one step ahead of the trouble that is chasing them, and discovering new kinds of love and family along the way.
What a wild ride! If you enjoy multiple POV, character-driven books then this one is for you.
Hadley and Grace were flawed characters that you just couldn’t help but love. They were both flawed but their love for their kids and their quest for better lives made the book for me.
The writing was sharp and at times witty, even in tense situations. This felt like a dramatic comedy which isn’t something I read enough of.
Billed as another Thelma & Louise, it didn’t quite get there for me but I was still on the edge of my seat the entire time.
My only criticism would be a few implausible details that were important to the story. This wasn’t a deal breaker for me but it was a small annoyance.
All in all, Hadley & Grace is a page-turning escape with two strong female character you will grow to love.
Content warning: This book does contain domestic violence but there is no graphic violence. The bulk of the story is focused on the escape rather than the past.