August Book of the Month: A Better Man by Leah McLaren

Welcome to the CB Book Group’s second book of the month, which we are excited to announce is: A Better Man by Leah McLaren. This is a book we’ve already had lots of heated discussions about here, so we think it will make for a great book group chat. It’s one of Amazon’s Rising Star books for August, and is actually publishing this Thursday – so if anyone else wants to read along, let us know!

Maya wants Nick to be less of a workaholic, to come home earlier, to spend some time with his children. Nick wants a divorce. With his mind made up, Nick is determined to leave quickly and with dignity, but it comes as an unpleasant shock to realise how much it will cost him to walk away. As a stay-at-home mum, Maya is entitled to everything. Nick is resolute, so when an unlikely solution presents itself he gives it everything he’s got. If Nick becomes a better husband and father, if he encourages his wife to rediscover herself, the more self-sufficient Maya will become: and the cheaper Nick’s pay-out. But as Nick pretends to be a better man he becomes one. He remembers his connection with Maya, their ability to be a couple and not just parents who share a house. Everything seems to be back on track. Until Maya finds out exactly what Nick has been planning…

As usual, we’ll be posting blogs about the book from Leah’s editor, Leah herself and from us. You can follow Leah on Twitter at @leahmclaren. A Better Man is published by Atlantic Books on August 6th.



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