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A Good Marriage: A Novel af Kimberly…
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A Good Marriage: A Novel (original 2020; udgave 2020)

af Kimberly McCreight (Forfatter)

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"When Amanda, the gorgeous wife of start-up millionaire Zach Grayson, is discovered dead at the bottom of the stairs in her stately Brooklyn brownstone, her husband is immediately fingered as the primary suspect. Zach calls Lizzie, his law school classmate, hoping their shared history will convince her to come to his aid. A former U.S. Attorney with no violent crime experience, Lizzie reluctantly agrees to represent him, though the two haven't seen each other in years. As she works to exonerate Zach, Lizzie is drawn into the privilege, passion, and excess churning beneath Park Slope, Brooklyn's idyllic, virtuous streets. It's a world that's completely foreign to Lizzie, but, if she's honest, also unexpectedly intriguing-particularly in light of the increasingly steep cost of keeping her own troubled marriage afloat. Zach's case proves less clear cut than Lizzie anticipated, though-especially after revelations surface about the racy party he and Amanda attended the night before she died. It's the event of the summer for wealthy Park Slope parents, a chance to blow off some steam while the kids are at camp, and it's all consensual, harmless fun. At least, that's the idea. Untitled McCreight Novel pulses with the energy of a legal thriller and the emotional urgency of page-turning domestic suspense. As Lizzie unwinds the truth about that night, she learns that Amanda was hiding far more than the cold reality of her distant marriage, and that other couples in the neighborhood harbor dark secrets of their own. In the end, Lizzie must confront not only her own marriage, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place, and the dangerous compromises some couples make-and the secrets they keep-in order to stay together"--… (mere)
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Titel:A Good Marriage: A Novel
Forfattere:Kimberly McCreight (Forfatter)
Info:Harper (2020), 400 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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A Good Marriage af Kimberly McCreight (2020)

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It’s an excellent read. Def a page turner ( )
  amandasgoodbooks | Jul 3, 2021 |
Once hooked, I could not stop reading this novel. Wow ( )
  SallyElizabethMurphy | May 20, 2021 |
A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight is a 2020 Harper publication.

Lizzie has taken a job with Young & Crane out of necessity after her marriage and finances took a serious hit.

Out of the blue an old friend, Zach Grayson, calls asking for her help. He’s in a bit of a bind after his wife, Amanda, was found dead. Seems he hit a police officer at the scene, and is perhaps the prime suspect in Amanda’s death. Although her firm does not handle criminal cases, Lizzie is given permission to represent Zach- although she’s not exactly thrilled about taking his case.

As Lizzie begins to dig into Amanda’s life, and the affluent enclave she and Zach lived in, she discovers Amanda’s closest friends were into a few unconventional activities, such as open marriages and key parties, for example. Did Amanda participate? Did someone become jealous? What about Amanda’s ambiguous past, or her best friend, Carolyn, a woman no one else has met? And what about Zach? What motive might he have for murdering his wife?

I was expecting the usual domestic thriller set-up with this one, but got a little more than I bargained for. I love Legal Thrillers, and this book has a bit of that included in the story, so that certainly enhanced my enjoyment of this book. The story is also a bit titillating, kind of soapy, but oh so entertaining.

There were a few open- ended threads I would have liked to have been tied up or given a little more explanation- because some avenues seem to just dead end. The exploration of marriage in general, the secrets hidden behind closed doors, the struggles no one else knows about, or the dangerous games people play, was a great backdrop and the way the case intersects with Lizzie’s life was surprising.

Overall, this was a twisty, absorbing, thrill ride- a bit convoluted at times- but I still enjoyed it. This would be a good book to pack in your beach bag this summer!

3.5 stars ( )
  gpangel | Mar 18, 2021 |
A solid 4 for me, maybe 4.4. I enjoyed the story and the twists and turns. I had no clue who the real killer was until the end which makes for a great book. Great characters from the ultra-quick and smart Lizzie, to the absolute pile of dog shit Zach. I will be looking forward to others by Kimberly. ( )
  johnfishlock | Mar 13, 2021 |
I rather liked the back and forth between Amanada and Lizzie in this book. The countdown at every chapter with Amanada as it gets closer to the "party" created the tense atmosphere which is prevalent throughout the novel.

The plot itself was pretty good. The pace itself was steady however as we get closer to the last third of the novel, it starts to bog down and drag. There's an aspect of the plot (can't reveal as it's a spoiler) where there seems to be a loose end involving Amanda's father and best friend, and you're left with your own interpretation of it. There are plenty of twists and a good red herring while Lizzie was investigating but it made the reading more engrossing and involved and it certainly kept the pace going.

The characters in the novel were well written with good development in some. I didn't care too much about Sarah though. She's that type of friend where you love her for being your cheerleader and for telling it like it is. But she's also the type of friend you can only see and have in small increments because it would get old pretty quick. I really liked reading Lizzie's chapters though. The investigation parts were so good and exciting, her increasing tense relationship with Sam was going over the edge and you could feel her patience wearing thin was very well written. You empathized with her and can't help but admire her for continuing along while trying to manage both aspects of her life.

Aside from the glaring loose end, it's a great book to read. Filled with drama, suspense, and enough plot twists to keep you going until the end. ( )
  sensitivemuse | Mar 7, 2021 |
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"When Amanda, the gorgeous wife of start-up millionaire Zach Grayson, is discovered dead at the bottom of the stairs in her stately Brooklyn brownstone, her husband is immediately fingered as the primary suspect. Zach calls Lizzie, his law school classmate, hoping their shared history will convince her to come to his aid. A former U.S. Attorney with no violent crime experience, Lizzie reluctantly agrees to represent him, though the two haven't seen each other in years. As she works to exonerate Zach, Lizzie is drawn into the privilege, passion, and excess churning beneath Park Slope, Brooklyn's idyllic, virtuous streets. It's a world that's completely foreign to Lizzie, but, if she's honest, also unexpectedly intriguing-particularly in light of the increasingly steep cost of keeping her own troubled marriage afloat. Zach's case proves less clear cut than Lizzie anticipated, though-especially after revelations surface about the racy party he and Amanda attended the night before she died. It's the event of the summer for wealthy Park Slope parents, a chance to blow off some steam while the kids are at camp, and it's all consensual, harmless fun. At least, that's the idea. Untitled McCreight Novel pulses with the energy of a legal thriller and the emotional urgency of page-turning domestic suspense. As Lizzie unwinds the truth about that night, she learns that Amanda was hiding far more than the cold reality of her distant marriage, and that other couples in the neighborhood harbor dark secrets of their own. In the end, Lizzie must confront not only her own marriage, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place, and the dangerous compromises some couples make-and the secrets they keep-in order to stay together"--

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