Reviewed by Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite
Is there an expiration date on a marriage? Sounds like a ridiculous question, doesn't it? Adirondack by A. Dudley Johnson Jr. puts the marriage of his fictitious characters, Anna and Will, to the test to explore this strange question. Anna and Will have been childhood friends and their marriage has been a happy one -- at least on the surface. They are blessed with two lovely kids, Paul and Sam. Lately, Anna has been noticing a vast change in Will's behavior. He has been throwing himself into his work more and giving very little time to his relationship with Anna. They are drifting apart, and it seems there is nothing she can do about it -- or is there?
The plot is interesting with lots of twists to keep a reader occupied. Although the story is set in an older time period, it remains relatable, even in this age and time. The pressure of doing the right thing to the person you have been with for years and yourself is really hard on all of us. When Anna finds her relationship dying, she has to think about her kids, Will, and herself. She even has to think about society. One cannot just pack up and leave. There are so many things to consider and the author has described each one of those things in depth. The conversations flow smoothly. The story develops slowly but never gets boring. As the book has a few graphic sexual scenes, it is definitely recommended for an adult audience.