Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn’t measure up to her mother’s expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she’s married, has a new baby, and life is wonderful.

Or is it?

When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It’s temporary. It’s the stress. It’s Mitchell’s tragic history of loss.

If only Ava could believe her own excuses.

Mitchell is no longer the charming, thoughtful man she married. He grows more controlling by the day, revealing a violent jealous streak. His behavior is recklessly erratic, and the unanswered questions about his past now hint at something far more sinister than Ava can stomach. Before she can fit the pieces together, Mitchell files for divorce and demands full custody of their boys.

Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town —Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game?

Center of Gravityweaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that things—and people—are not always what they seem.

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About The Author

After six years behind the anchor desk at two CBS affiliates, earning awards from the Associated Press including Best News Anchor and Best Specialized Reporter, Laura McNeill moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast to raise her family and write novels. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing her MFA from New England College.

Books by Laura McNeill

Sister Dear

All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start. But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever'

Center of Gravity

Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn't measure up to her mother's expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true.
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