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The author of In an Instant delivers a heart-pounding and emotional roller-coaster ride of self-discovery in the tradition of Thelma and Louise.

Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. A woman who can’t even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family.

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Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Expected publication: February 1st 2021 by Lake Union Publishing
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    The author of In an Instant delivers a heart-pounding and emotional roller-coaster ride of self-discovery in the tradition of Thelma and Louise.

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    Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
    After reading some dark and disturbing books this was just the novel I needed. This was a great story with lots of heart!

    Hadley, her daughter Mattie and nephew Skipper have been living a very constrained life. Hadley’s husband Frank is a controlling man who lashes out at Hadley whenever something displeases him. He is cruel and abusive.

    Daughter Mattie is having some struggles of her own, she is 14 and at the age when she is trying to decide who she really is, what she wants out of life and how t
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    Tina
    This book is one of the picks for the Amazon First Reads selection for January 2021

    This is a Contemporary/women's fiction that is a take on Thelma and Louise. I love the characters Hadley and Grace. They both have their own problems they are running from, but I feel the characters and their story is well written. I really love the Skipper character, and his character just touched my heart so much. I feel each character came to life which made this book so much fun to read. The storyline had you
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    Jayme
    Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
    3.75 rounded up!

    The newspaper headline read: “Real Life Thelma and Louise Blaze through Salt Lake City!

    The two women and their kids fled in a Chevy Truck with California plates. These women might not be Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, and there might not be a 66 Thunderbird or an Oscar nomination, but there is no doubt of the similarity in these women’s story with the fictional Thelma and Louise!”

    Frank was a terrible boss.
    And, and even worse husband.

    But, he had money, and that is what causes
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    DeAnn
    Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2020
    4 Thelma and Louise Road Trip Stars

    Two women skip town with kids in tow – what could possibly go wrong? Hadley is a gorgeous woman married to a scoundrel who is quick with his fists. She has raised her sister’s son with special needs for years but now her sister wants him back. Hadley hits the road with Skipper and her daughter Mattie to meet up with her sister.

    Grace has made a new life for herself, but she’s finding it hard to be a single parent to her four-month-old, especially when he’s strug
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    Ceecee
    Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Well, strap yourself in and brace yourself for a bumpy ride as Suzanne Redfearn takes you on an exciting road trip with some unexpected travelling companions. Hadley Torelli is married to Frank who is frankly (sorry) a rotten excuse of a man and she’s had enough. Grace Herrick works for him but he ruthlessly tricks her and is about to fire her. I shall divulge no more except to say that the two women’s lives become inextricably linked as they race to escape and survive the danger that is closing ...more
    Michael David
    Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
    HADLEY AND GRACE is “Thelma and Louise” 2.0...with kids and less violence.

    Hadley needs to get away from her terrible husband, Frank. With her teenaged daughter and her younger nephew, she has a plan in place to sneak into his work overnight, take his money, and run. What she doesn’t expect is to run into Grace, who works with Frank, also in the office in an attempt to get his money and make her own escape. Grace is escaping her past with her infant son. One thing leads to another, and Hadley an
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    Apoorva
    Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Fasten your seat belt guys, Hadley & Grace are here to take you on a ride!

    I haven't watched Thelma & Louise yet, but I wish this book is converted into a movie. I absolutely loved this book. Right from the start, I was hooked on to it. You just cannot take your eyes from even a single sentence. The whole environment, the dialogues, the fluency in the language makes it seem so real as if you are a part of their journey. The end leaves you surprised.

    Humour, sadness, anger, you name the emotions, a
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    Vanessa Menezes
    Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: netgalley
    An amazing ride that will fill you with emotions right till the end!

    Hadley needs to escape her abusive marriage with Frank Torelli. She decides to flee with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. Grace, new mother of baby Miles, desperately wants to put her rough past behind her for good.

    As their path cross with each other, their quest for a new start quickly spirals out of control and turns into a terrifying flight for survival. Stronger together than apart, the two find their fates
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    "In the tradition of Thelma and Louise." - Yes please!

    Suzanne Redfearn made me fall in love with this book and the main characters. Hadley and Grace portrays two women running from the men they're married to...ripped apart by abuse and addiction. The book depicts a touching story filled with strong themes of forgiveness, love, and betrayal but also two women who become friends during a crisis in their lives. The story revolves around the title characters who are seeking new liv
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    Lori Spielman
    Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Move over Thelma and Louise...Hadley and Grace have arrived! Suzanne Redfearn takes us on a wild and highly entertaining cross-country romp with three children, two women, and one goal: Freedom. I cheered, I whooped, I cringed and cowered...this book captures every emotion. If you're looking for a fun, fast-paced story with hilariously humane characters you grow to love, look no further than Hadley and Grace. ...more
    Suzanne Redfearn
    Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
    I have always loved the movie THELMA & LOUISE, so I decided to write a modern retelling of the story only to discover it couldn't be done because times have changed. But the friendship and fire of the original idea is still there, and it was great fun to write. I hope you enjoy it. Suzanne ...more
    Alayne Emmett
    Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    This was a very good book to read. It same to be very similar to the film Thelma and Louise which I love!! This was the sort of book that as you read it you could picture it all in your mind’s eye. It was fast-paced and kept the tension going all the way through. A great start to the new year of Prime First Reads.
    Betül
    Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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    I honestly went into this book with no expectations, and I have to say what draw me primarily to the story was that it involved children. I probably wouldn't have decided to read it if it was just a book about two women running away and hiding from law enforcement. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book. It was a very engaging, unpredictable, and emotional story. The main characters are Hadley and Grace. Hadley is a t
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    Desiree
    A pleasant read, if a bit unrealistic.

    Hadley & Grace, an unlikely duo, with a tag-along family consisting of a baby, an autistic grade-schooler, and a sullen teenager, cross the country in a Trains, Planes, and Automobiles-like adventure, on the run from the FBI, Hadley’s criminal husband Frank, and other local authorities.

    The book kept my attention enough to finish it, yet I wasn’t “wow”-ed by the story. One thing I did enjoy, however, to see the personal growth of the characters throughout the
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    Zoe
    Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Dramatic, impactful, and thought-provoking!

    Hadley & Grace is a fast-paced, heart-pounding, thrilling novel that takes you into the life of an abused housewife and a disgruntled employee as coincidence and an unfortunate accident causes them to embark together on a wild ride of misfortune, chaos, and danger to escape their everyday lives.

    The prose is eloquent and intense. The characters are multilayered, distressed, and impulsive. And the plot, reminiscent of the famous Ridley Scott film, Thelma
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    Sherri Thacker
    It took me several chapters to get into this book. So many chapters to keep track of that I finally gave up. I see others love it but sadly, just could not get into this one. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this early release in exchange for my honest review.
    Dominique || Ragdollsandbooks
    Suzanne Redfearn has done it again people! She has completely obliterated me with one of her stories.
    I went into Hadley & Grace thinking it couldn't be as good as In An Instant. I mean Thelma & Louise is a movie from the 90s, the story about two renegade ladies running lose in the USA has been done and told and frankly the concept is a bit outdated.

    Luckily, Redfearn realised this and changed Hadley & Grace enough to make it current. Apart from that, she makes it so that the story takes a hold
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    Susan Peterson
    Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Author Suzanne Redfearn takes readers on a thrilling, heart-pounding road trip in this fantastic book. Hadley & Grace features two women on the run from their lives and their pasts, whose lives intersect and set them on a journey fraught with danger, three kids in tow. As I went along with them on this crazy ride, I was right with them, feeling their fear, astonished by their bravery; watching in awe as they became stronger, working together to save their families, resigned to their fate but nev ...more
    Camille Maio
    Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I always enjoy a book that is different from what else is out in the market. Hadley and Grace was just that kind - an exciting read where every chapter left me with a "What will happen next?" feeling. Two women on the run, three kids in tow, but not is all as it seems. Filled with heart, suspense, adventure, and thrills, this is a story that would equally feel at home on a screen. ...more
    Martina
    Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I was incredibly lucky to have been sent an ARC of this book by the author.
    I read her book In An Instant earlier this year as part of Amazon’s first reads program. I absolutely loved it so of course I was very excited to read this one.

    Hadley & Grace is a modern retelling of Thelma & Louise. I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched that movie though I will be now.
    This book was fast paced and it kept me on my toes the whole time. It was an exciting Book and unlike anything out there right now. Two women
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    RedRedtheycallmeRed
    Jan 03, 2021 rated it liked it
    I really liked this author's "In an Instant", so this was an easy Kindle First Reads choice. This was fun and enjoyable, but requires great suspension of disbelief.

    Hadley and Grace meet simply by coincidence, to steal Frank's (Hadley's abusive husband and Grace's sketchy boss) money. One disaster leads to another and they're on the run. The FBI are either incompetent or enamored with the women (hence the suspension of disbelief).

    Both women have completely different strengths that compliment each
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    Kristin
    May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Hadley and Grace is as much an adventure story of two women on the road as it is an exploration of the families we create versus the families we leave behind, and the journeys we take to find our true potential.
    Laurie
    Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    What a terrific story!
    You will definitely get caught up on this bumpy trip, so fasten your seat-belts and HOLD ON!I

    There is no doubt that there are no chance meetings in life and nothing is ever a coincidence!
    Grace and Hadley meet one night in Hadley's husband's place of business. Hadley knows what she is looking for, but can she find it? It so happens that Grace is an employee here, and she knows a whole lot about this building including its secret hiding places! Let their friendship begin!
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    Di
    Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This starts out as a fun book about Hadley and Grace, both women trying to escape their lives. It quickly turns into a Thelma and Louise type of story. But, it is also different. It is a (mis)adventure. And, they are accompanied by a baby, a moody teenager and a special needs young boy.

    Told in alternating voices of Hadley and Grace with the occasional
    different voice thrown in to keep the reader aware of what else is happening. Hadley and Grace are as different as night and day. They squabble w
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    Bob Stein
    Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I was fortunate to get an advance copy of this book. I love Suzanne Redfearn's novels, and Hadley and Grace is one of her best. Like all her books, I couldn't put this one down. I zipped through it in two days. Riveting and heartfelt, I loved the characters and found myself completely caught up in ride. ...more
    Caryn
    Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc-for-review
    Yes to the modern version of Thelma & Louise plus kids! I first became a fan of Suzanne Redfearn with her debut, Hush Little Baby. Her chilling tale of domestic abuse cemented me as a lifelong reader of hers.

    While this novel includes a bit of that as well, it’s more about the bonds forged among two women and their families as they begin a journey “on the run” as they enter into some unforeseen circumstances.

    I loved how these two women from two different backgrounds fit together like peanut butte
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    Krysten
    Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Disclosure: I was provided an ARC of this novel from the author, however all opinions are my own.

    Strap yourselves in because Hadley and Grace are about to take you on the bumpiest ride of your life!

    In the vein on Thelma and Louise, Hadley & Grace takes you on a cross-country ride with two women, a teenager, a kid, and a baby. Although they start out wanting to flee for different reasons, both women have a shared ultimate goal: freedom. But first they have to get through a lot of road blocks, pro
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    Louetta Waters
    Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I loved this modern day Moms version of Thelma And Louise (without the over the cliff scene ending!) I could not put this down! A definite page turner!
    So well written, firm believable plot, and such a tear jearker.....yet some scenes had me chuckling. I loved the true to life characters.

    Gets one of my rare 5 star ratings!

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher and author for an ARC of this book.The opinions expressed are my own.
    Maureen
    Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Hadley and Grace’s lives intersect when they stumble in to each other at Hadley’s husband’s business. Both ladies have reasons to strike back at Hadley’s husband, and rather than wage separate wars against him, they reluctantly team up. This is touted as being similar to Thelma and Louise. There is action, suspense, love, and betrayal. I appreciate the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to be an early reader.
    Jeff
    Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Required Mention Of Thelma And Louise Meets Fast And Furious. Redfearn blatantly admits that she set out to do a "modern" retelling of Thelma and Louise and to honor a guy she met at her restaurant. Here, she did both exceedingly well. (Well, I never knew the real Skipper, but the fictionalized version of him is a great character.) But where so many reviewers focus on the Thelma and Louise aspect or the kid aspect, allow this childfree dude to bring in another aspect no other review I've seen ha ...more
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