Monday, June 22, 2020

A Good Marriage; Kimberly McCreight


AUTHOR:  Kimberly McCreight
PUBLISHER:  Harper
PUB. YEAR: 2020
Setting: NY
Format: eGalley
Rating - 3.5/5

Lizzie Kitsakis is a lawyer at a prestigious law firm in NY and once was an underpaid federal prosecutor, but that was a job she enjoyed. She's married to Sam, he's smart, devoted (or so she thought) but, now she is beginning to see trouble in the relationship.

While working late one night Lizzie gets a call call from Zach Grayson, an old law school friend, now in prison at Rikers, accused of murdering his wife Amanda.  He want's Lizzies help in proving his innocence. 

This is a book with quite a few characters, most are wealthy people behaving badly with something to hide. Told mostly from the point of view of Lizzie and the deceased Amanda a week before she was killed, it's a dark, psychological thriller that kept me guessing. The story has multiple layers of deception to unravel. It's not just a story about one bad marriage but, a look at multiple marriages and their dirty little secrets.

This book started out very slow for me, I wasn't sure whether I'd like it but, after about 50 pages or so things became a bit more interesting.  Definitely not the best in psychological thrillers but, you still might want to try this one.

14 comments:

  1. We giggled at wealthy people behaving badly!

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  2. I typically enjoy psychological thrillers so may keep an eye out for this, but not exactly in a hurry.

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  3. You had me at "wealthy people behaving badly."

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  4. Many characters spoil it for me at times. It can get confusing trying to keep it all in mind.

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  5. Well, not all books are great. I have a long list of "meh" books--OK, but not particularly memorable.

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  6. The description has me interested, but I haven't been in the mood for psychological thrillers lately.

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  7. Diane, thanks for your honest review! I hope you are doing well.

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  8. Sounds good, I may add it to my list.

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  9. It's tough when a book begins slowly. We convince ourselves that it will pick up but we're aren't quite motivated. I'm glad this one picked up and that it mostly worked.

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  10. I feel like this one could have been so much better. There really wasn't much in the way of suspense and the people weren't all that likable. It was okay but could have been great.

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  11. This one's gotten a lot of buzz. I'm glad it got better after the slow start!

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  12. The genre of wealthy people behaving badly is a good one ... but sorry this one wasnt as good for you as it could've been ...

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  13. I'm burned out on psychological thrillers, so I think I'll pass on this one.

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  14. I like dark psychological thrillers and stories about marriages so this is going on my list!

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