The Last Merry Go Round by C.L. Charlesworth
This is the story of how a woman succumbs to an abusive relationship and finds her way to freedom from it. The author took her inspiration for the novel from an unforgettable moment she witnesses between a couple in a car stopped at a stoplight.
There are three letters when put together that can change your life—they can either bring happiness or sadness. The letters spell the word Y– E– S. When spoken lovingly, Y-E-S means everything. When fear underlies the answer, Y-E-S becomes a trap with ominous consequences.
For Diane Fletcher, a commitment to Y-E-S has left her dangling on a tightrope between sanity and insanity. Despite children she loves, and an opulent lifestyle, saying yes to twenty-eight years of marriage with Richard has brought very little happiness.
Too many secrets permeate Diane and Richard’s relationship. Guilt, alcohol, and sedatives are Diane’s safety net when she falls. Regular visits to a psychiatrist have done little more than put Diane back on the tightrope. Richard has other coping mechanisms. He is devoted, and at the same time, severe, ambitious, callous, and vindictive.
How different Diane and Richard have grown together. Raw emotions, unthinkable actions, and an explosive secret threaten any pretense for their marriage.
The Last Merry Go Round peels back the skin of a volatile marriage with dark secrets, revealing what happens to the family when the secrets explode.