by Barbara Delinsky
Delinsky writes well and the character development in "Facets"
is exceptionally done. I felt I knew the characters in this book
is a well-written, enjoyable book. A good escapism read.
grew up in Timiny Cove, Maine . She met the St. George family when
she was a teenager. Hillary developed a life long friendship with
Pamela St. George and started a twenty-seven year love affair with
John St. George.
Pam is a jewelry
designer for the family gemstone business "Facets". She
is also John's younger step-sister. When John was sixteen his father,
Eugene, left his mother for a much younger woman. Within a year
John had a step-sister and had lost his mother to cancer. John had
a brief affair with his step-mother, Patricia, and then began his
relationship with Hillary Cox. Now, twenty-seven years later, John
announces during an interview on 20/20 that he is engaged to be
married and it isn't Hillary he's engaged to but another woman named
is an author, decides to write a tell-all book about John St. George.
After so many years of being used and abused by John, Hillary finally
has had enough and seeks revenge.
his money and power, John St. George makes life miserable for those
around him. He is ruthless, cruel, and just plain evil.
spent the past twenty years in a mental institution and John had
prevented Pam and Cutter from being together as they had always
longed to be.
It was Eugene,
John's father, who had taken pity on Cutter. Eugene had given Cutter
some well deserved breaks, early on in his life, that turned Cutter's
life around. John, who had always looked down on Cutter, was jealous
of Cutter. Andjealous of the good and close relationship that Cutter
had with Eugene , the relationship he felt should have been his
and his alone.
and Cutter work together for years and finally succeed in bringing
John to poetic justice. Hillary, unfortunately, after so many years
of abuse, decides she still loves John.
Warner Books/Hachette Book Group USA
July 3, 2007
0-446-58027-9 / 13:978-0-446-58027-4