With their marriages in disarray due to some form of sexual addiction in their spouses, five women join a support group, hoping to find strength in numbers.
Their lives seem to differ more than any similarities that could connect them to one another, and in some of the early sessions, conflict rears its ugly head.
Lizzy, Hannah, Bridget, Gail and Flavia struggle with their inner demons, and have to force themselves to show up each week. Their group leader, psychologist Kathryn LeBlanc, has some issues of her own, mostly with her supervisor, Dr. O’Reilly, who seems to micromanage everything Kathryn does…and even forces one group member on her.
Will the women be able to set aside their differences and find that strength?
In the beginning, I had difficulty sorting out the details about the women and finding something unique enough to hold onto, but then as we delved more into their lives outside the group, I began to feel a connection to them, even to those I did not especially like in the beginning, like the seemingly arrogant Gail.
The Wednesday Group was a glimpse into a world most of us have never seen, but the sense of connection and support were what held it all together. The ending left a lot of things up in the air, but in a sense, that’s how life is. We never know what will come next. Recommended for those who like books about family dysfunction and how to develop support systems. 4.0 stars.