Quicksand – A Cautionary Love Story

What would be your reaction if you walked into your office today and were met by two hardnosed FBI agents who told you in cold and hostile words that your husband is not who he says he is? He is in fact a person with another life and is under arrest as the perpetrator of the biggest bank robbery in your state’s history. What would be your first words? What would you believe? What would you do?

In a contemporary memoir that will intrigue any woman who has fallen in love with the wrong man, Quicksand chronicles how love, trust and devotion can become blinding, binding, and devastating.

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I couldn’t put it down….

5.0 out of 5 stars

on May 31, 2015

A compelling insight into what drives a woman to “stand by her man” even in the most desperate of situations. At first I didn’t want to understand Sarah’s motivations, and instead, write her off as weak and gullible. But by the end of the book, she had gained my respect and admiration and I could see her incredible strength of character. Love is a powerful emotion that can blind us to the truth. Her drive to believe in the best of “Justin” was far more than he deserved after what he had done to her, and I am comforted knowing that she eventually found peace. Thank you for sharing your story, Sarah.

Highly recommend it!

5.0 out of 5 stars

on May 19, 2014

I purchased Quicksand: A Cautionary Love Story by Sarah Jones because it’s a memoir mentioning ten years of deception. As the author of the SECRET LIFE OF CAPTAIN X: MY LIFE WITH A PSYCHOPATH PILOT I was sure the book would mention she thought Justin had an antisocial personality disorders (psychopathy, sociopathy, narcissism) but it didn’t. Justin said all the classic phrases: “I told you everything would go well.” “I’m not hiding anything.” “You’ve got to trust me” and so many more.Then there was the ten years of deception. The book is filled with the red flags that Sarah missed. That’s OK, Sarah. many of us did. A well written story and I highly recommend it.


5.0 out of 5 stars 

on January 15, 2013

This book was recommended by our daughter. It was well written. And a sad story. Some of the things that happened shouldn’t have.

A page-turner

4.0 out of 5 stars

on August 25, 2011

The book was very well-written and hooked me immediately. It was gripping. My only complaint is that Justin’s character could have been better developed, with a more compelling case for why she fell for him. With all that she went through as a result of his lies and deceipt, as a reader, I couldn’t see a case for why the author had fallen so much in love with him that she was able to turn such a blind eye. However, an excellent page-turner – well, worth the reasonable kindle price.

A love story with a twist.

4.0 out of 5 stars

on July 4, 2011

This “cautionary love story” is a love story with a twist. I thought the pacing was good, pulling me into the story. I read the book in one sitting. It seemed to have the right amount of foreshadowing so that you knew generally the outcome but enough of a mystery to keep you reading. I thought the characterizations were very realistic. I liked Sarah’s parents and related to them very much, having grown up in Knoxville and familiar with the culture and people in the area. This is the story of how Sarah found solid ground, discovered the rock of her inner strength after the quicksand of the relationship with Justin in which she lost herself; it is story of how she found herself again or maybe for the first time. Readers who enjoy character studies would enjoy this as well as book clubs who enjoy a lively discussion. Counselors could also use this book as a valuable tool in bibliotherapy.
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