Where Did We Go Wrong?

Where Did We Go Wrong? Where Did We Go Wrong? by Monica Mathis-Stowe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

True friends help you through the consequences of poor judgment when no one else will.

Best friends Gabby, Maxine and Joy protect each other at all costs, even if it means keeping secrets that turn their lives upside down. Gabby has no boundaries when it comes to getting what she wants. She pulls out every trick in the book to keep her daughter’s married father out of their lives but keep his money in her bank account...Maxine lives for her family but when her husband’s excessive spending lands them in more debt than they can handle, the stress takes a toll on their perfect marriage...After Joy’s loyalty to her controlling mother causes her to lose the only man she’s ever loved, she marries a man she barely knows. After her wedding, she quickly realizes she made the biggest mistake of her life and it puts everybody she loves in danger. Unfortunately, someone will have to pay the ultimate price with their life.

Book Review
I listened to this book on Audible. The production quality was good. However, the narration was a squeaky, high pitched whiney delivery, especially when voicing the Maxine character. The narrator, Hilary Hawkins' voice is better suited for teen fiction

The characters, Joy and Gabby, were both selfish women. I thought it was a believable depiction. I disliked both so the author did her job of creating them. Joy put everyone else in front of her man and was shocked when he'd had enough. After a few dates with another man, she's pregnant and going to marry a stranger. Her "true love' comes back and all the "I'll do anything to be with you" went out the door. She expected him to submit to her demands yet again. The epitome of a selfish, narcissistic.

I like the addition of Dean as a villain. Trent's character was believable because his backstory is true for so many. Maxine her character made no impression. I'll say that could have something to do with the narration.

I would've liked some backstory on Gabby & Maxine to understood why the way they developed into the adults presented in the story.

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