Reading Matters

‘Center of Gravity’ -- one wild ride, very entertaining, a real surprise

So who has the perfect life?

Ava Carson, the star of Laura McNeill’s debut “domestic suspense” novel, “Center of Gravy” (Thomas Nelson), believes she does. She’s married, after all, to the devastatingly handsome Mitchell, who’s a wonderful provider and has an adorable son. Soon Mitchell and Ava have their own son, Sam. Life in coastal Alabama is grand. And then it isn’t. Seems Mitchell has a sudden dark side. A wild temper. Bouts of jealosy. He’s absconded with the boys. Filed for custody.

Oh, don’t you love it.

Here’s what reviewers are saying about “Center of Gravity.”

“Hooked from the first page,” “a real surprise,” “very entertaining,” “creepy,” “read this story,” “one wild ride!”

McNeill will sign copies of her new novel from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Park Road Shopping Center, Charlotte, N.C., 28209. You’re invited.