Unforgiving In more ways that one Laurel Shields s day turns into a nightmare from the moment she got out of bed First an E P T Pregnancy test turns out positive her husband had never came t
Unforgiving ... In more ways that one.Laurel Shields’s day turns into a nightmare from the moment she got out of bed. First, an E.P.T. Pregnancy test turns out positive, her husband had never came to bed and seems frantic while trashing the great room. Obviously, he’s looking for something. What, she doesn’t know. The problem is: she doesn’t know who the father is. Her husband Warren’s, or Danny McDavitt, the man with whom she’d had a year-long affair with that recently ended.Even though she feels a migraine coming on, she still goes to the school where she teaches special needs children. Her migraine becomes full-blown when it’s Danny who shows up for the parent-teacher meeting, not his wife.She returns home for medication for her migraine only to have her husband confront her. Seems he found a letter, hidden in one of her favourite classic books, from an unknown man. She denies it, but he doesn’t believe her. Now a gun comes into the picture, and Warren is now holding her hostage, determined to find out who she was having an affair with.Meanwhile, Warren has a secret he’s been keeping from Laurel. He’s sick, and there’s nothing that can be done about it. And he’s known about his condition for a little over a year. And to boot, the IRS is coming to audit him and his partner, Kyle Auster. Seems Auster has been defrauding the government, and while Warren kept his business out of it, he’d started partaking, when he found out about his condition.Things escalate from there.This is the first Greg Iles novel I’ve read. Some reviews are saying it’s by far not his best work. What do I say to that? Thank God! Maybe I’ll give him another go.It felt like a bad scene from a made-for-TV-movie, where everything gets out of hand in a big hurry.Yes, Laurel finds out she’s pregnant. She’s positive that Danny is the father. Meanwhile, while Warren holds her hostage, all he wants to know is for her to admit to her affair and who the man is. But she denies it - denies it right up until the end - even when the proof is flashed between the three of them.The whole scenario, within a what, 8-hour span, was blown way out of proportion. You get to understand why, because of steroid use and unexplained bouts of anger and violence are a side effect. But until you find that out, it just seems to drag.It gets to be repetitive, and in some places, information, details and explanations are drawn out and are unnecessary. Bad enough that I started skimming pages to get passed explanations that had absolutely nothing to do with the situation. For the first time I read anything by this author, that, from me, is considered a bad sign.And the characters… good lord, where do I start? I was upset with Laurel right from the beginning. No matter how bad a marriage is, there is no excuse to stray. If you aren’t in love anymore, it’s called DIVORCE! Sit down and talk to your spouse. Lack of communication upsets me greatly - because there is no excuse for it (I do hope that I don’t offend anyone ~ that’s my opinion, with a story of fiction or not, cheating on your spouse, to me, is unexcusable)! Warren: I can understand his excuses for not telling anyone about his cancer. I’m sure I’d feel the same way. But again, if he doesn’t want anyone to know, that’s fine, but as his wife and mother of his children, she had a right to know what was going on. And then he drags the children into the middle of their fight - lucky I can’t jump into a book; I might have beat the crap out of him myself.Vera and Auster are completely selfish with utter lack of any morals whatsoever. I can’t stand people like that in real life. I hate finding it in a book, fiction or otherwise. Some of the cops shouldn’t even be cops, let alone part of the county’s SWAT team. Danny seemed to be the only one worth his salt. He tried to talk Warren down, tried to get him to understand that, no matter what Laurel did, whether she cheated or not, it’s still no excuse for the way he’s acting. Tried to get him to stop. Even though he was lying to Warren himself, that was the smallest of indiscretions that didn’t bother me. He was trying to stop anyone else from getting killed, period.The biggest problem, for me, with this book was the repetitiveness and the unnecessary details. It made the book drag. It wasn’t until the second half of the book where the story really started to get interesting.Popular Third Degree By Greg Iles Viral Book From New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes his latest tour de force thriller an unforgettable plunge into a world of sex, violence, marital betrayal, medical malpractice, and Southern intriguel of which takes place in the span of one furious, terrifying day.In Third Degree, Greg Iles takes us to the idyllic town of Athens Point, Mississippi, to probe beFrom New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes his latest tour de force thriller an unforgettable plunge into a world of sex, violence, marital betrayal, medical malpractice, and Southern intriguel of which takes place in the span of one furious, terrifying day.In Third Degree, Greg Iles takes us to the idyllic town of Athens Point, Mississippi, to probe beneath the surface of the modern American marriage where the appearance of perfection conceals a soul searing conflict of unnerving intensity and violent possibility Packed with the storytelling brilliance and twisting suspense that mesmerized readers of True Evil, Turning Angel, and Blood Memory, Iles s newest novel delivers a powerful, revelatory reading experience.Laurel Shields, thirty five and mother of two, awakens to find that her husband, Warren, a prominent local physician, is not in bed with her Creeping out to the kitchen of their palatial home, she sees him through the doorway of his study, wildly pulling books from the shelves Two weeks earlier, Warren and his partner were informed by the IRS that their medical practice was being audited since then the stress on Dr Shields has steadily ratcheted up.But Laurel has problems of her own Quickly returning to the bedroom, she locks herself in the master bath, opens a home pregnancy testing kit, and fearfully tests herself PREGNANT, announces the digital readout Laurel closes her eyes as though absorbing news of a death, then quickly hides the evidence She is not sure who the father is Summoning all her strength, she walks into the kitchen to carry out the acting performance of her life.Later that morning, Laurel returns home and is surprised to find her husband s car still parked in the driveway The house has a strange stillness to it In the den, she finds Warren sitting on the sofa in the same clothes he wore the previous day His face is pale and unshaven, his eyes hollow with fear Then, in come the children, innocent of it all.So begins the most terrifying day in the history of a marriage, one that in less than five hours will make the Shields house the vortex of a nerve wracking siege While a nervous ring of armed men awaits its chance to storm the suburban home, inside the house the clock ticks down on exposure of Laurel s terrible secret But she is not alone in her lies Before the siege is through, this terrifying drama will pull in desperate characters from the town and drive Dr Shields, his wife, and her lover to the very brink of sanity and survival.Rich with Southern atmosphere, and perceptively laced with the tacit deceptions and psychological cracks found in nearly all marriages, Third Degree delivers another knockout, page turning read from Greg Iles, the poster boy of southern gothic thrillers Kirkus Reviews , and proves again that Iles is today s unparalleled master of the suspense novel.. Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960 He grew up in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983 He was active in a band called Frankly Scarlet , but quit after realizing that the touring lifestyle was not conducive with his family life Once no longer busy with the band, he turned his attention to writing.Greg s novels have been translated into various languages and are published in than 20 countries In addition to his popular novels, he wrote the original script for the movie 24 Hours later renamed Trapped.When not writing, Greg spends some of his time playing music He s a member of The Rock Bottom Remainders , which includes other authors Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Stephen King, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Roy Blount, Jr Matt Groening, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, and James McBride.Greg still lives in Natchez, Mississippi, with his wife and two children.. Bestseller Book Third Degree Not sure I really liked this one, but I had to finish reading it. Sometimes, however, I'm not convinced that male authors actually have any concept about what women are really like when it comes to sex and porn. I think they (male authors) tend to create women like they WISH women were. In other words, I didn't find the lead female to be especially convincing. The lead female -- school teacher secretly having an affair and watching porn on her laptop. Disgruntled husband: doctor in a practice that was defrauding the government. Paramour: veteran, older man, in unhappy marriage. Office secretary: smart, white-trash leading not-too-smart doctors into white collar crime. Police department: not-too-smart, good ole boys ready to shoot anything that moved. In fact, all the characters were pretty 1 dimensional to say nothing about them being cliche. Any story that tries to make marital infidelity seem like the best choice isn't real high on my "oh-my-gosh-I-have-to-read-this" list.
Third Degree Definition of Third Degree by Merriam Webster Definition of third degree the subjection of a prisoner to mental or physical torture to extract a confession. Third degree Idioms by The Free Dictionary third degree n a session of questioning, usually by the police Bart got the third degree, but being the thoroughbred he is he was a clam They gave Spike the third degree, but he refused to say Third degree definition of third degree by The Free third degree interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession interrogatory, examination, interrogation formal systematic questioning Based on WordNet Urban Dictionary third degree Third Degree A term derived from Freemasonry in which a member, in order to attend Masonic meetings, would have to pass an examination proving he is a Third Degree or Master Mason. The third degree Idioms by The Free Dictionary third degree n a session of questioning, usually by the police Bart got the third degree, but being the thoroughbred he is he was a clam They gave Spike the third degree, but he refused to say Third degree