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Too Good to Be True: A Novel af Carola…

Too Good to Be True: A Novel (udgave 2021)

af Carola Lovering (Forfatter)

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Titel:Too Good to Be True: A Novel
Forfattere:Carola Lovering (Forfatter)
Info:St. Martin's Press (2021), 352 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Nøgleord:relationships, marriage, deceit, psychological thriller

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Too Good to Be True af Carola Lovering


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Too Good To Be True

When things seem too good to be true, usually they are...

This book is told from four points of view all in the first person. Heather, the wife. Burke Michaels diary, which is the husband, Burke’s letters to his shrink and Skye, Burke’s fiancé. So if that doesn’t get you interested I don’t know what would.

Heather the wife’s story starts when she and Burke are young and grows throughout the years of their rocky relationship... ( )
  amandasgoodbooks | Jul 3, 2021 |
When something is too good to be true, it usually is, so watch out!
Skye Starling is deeply in love with Burke Michaels and after just 6 months, they become engaged. Her friends warn her that she doesn't know enough about Burke, and to please wait. But, Skye is convinced this is real.
Burke is hiding something from Skye--he is married with 3 children, and has targeted Skye because she is wealthy, and he needs her financial assistance.
Heather is Burke's wife, who Burke married when they were teenagers. According to his journal, he is desperately in love with Heather.
The story is told from multiple perspectives, Skye, Burke, and Heather. There are several twists in the novel which are a surprise when they are revealed.
I enjoyed this psychological thriller. I am always amazed at how devious some people can be.
#TooGoodToBeTrue #NetGalley ( )
  rmarcin | May 30, 2021 |
Too Good to Be True is a domestic suspense novel with three narrative threads woven together to tell stories from the past and the present. The primary thread is seen through Skye Starling’s eyes as she falls in love with an older man, a man who seems more than perfect to her, who loves her despite her struggles with OCD that has so often humiliated her throughout her adolescence and adulthood, ever since her mother died.

That too-good-to-be-true man is named Burke. We know he’s not the man he seems to her because he’s writing self-incriminating letters to his therapist revealing he has a whole other life with a wife he loves.

Then there is the story from the past of Heather, Burke’s wife. They both came from hardscrabble poverty. When Heather got a job working as a babysitter for a wealthy woman who befriended her, she got the drive to go to school and better herself. She got ambition enough for her and her boyfriend Burke.

Too Good to Be True fits in the unreliable narrator genre that existed before “Gone Girl” and will outlast the current efforts to write the next “Gone Girl.” That cannot be done. It’s power was in its reversal of expectations. To reverse expectations now, I think we need a reliable narrator. After all, as soon as I, as a reader, see a book is domestic suspense, I assume at least one, if not all, narrators will be deceptive. So, the shock is no longer shocking.

Nonetheless, Too Good to Be True was an enjoyable, fast-paced suspense. The characters were complex enough to be interesting. Even Heather, who seems cartoonish in the present is very complex and exciting in the past. The author understands that someone can do bad things and not be a bad person. That’s a valuable lesson that needs to be reiterated again and again. Things move along quickly and even the letters from Burke to his therapist became less annoying when the truth behind them was revealed. If you like domestic suspense, this will be right up your alley.

I received an e-galley of Too Good to Be True from the publisher through NetGalley.

Too Good to Be True at St. Martin’s Press | Macmillan
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  Tonstant.Weader | May 19, 2021 |
Skye Starling didn’t have easy adolescent years when her mother passed away when she was twelve. She had quite a rough and traumatic journey growing up, and was quite skeptical about love affair.
When Skye met Burke who loved her and married her for who she was, she couldn’t believe that she’s in luck! However, shortly after the wedding, Skye realized that the fate of her family’s past had intertwined with her present destiny, in an unpleasant way.
Carola Lovering is adept at crafting this steady cleverly-plotted suspenseful TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE that is full of unexpected twists and turns!
My sincere thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for this twisty and intriguing thriller!
#NetGalley ( )
  Emily_Wai_Catan | May 2, 2021 |
Love conquers all things. Do love and forgiveness trump out hate and evil? This is what Skye Starling needs to answer to herself before she is able to continue on her life's journey.

Two people get married and have children. One loses their job. The other one can not go through life without material things. They have bills to pay, college tuition to pay and a mortgage to pay. How will they survive?

They do the unthinkable to survive. People's reputations are at stake, the deceit to one another is disgustingly evil. How many lives will be broken before the whole fiasco unravels in their faces?

I enjoyed this book even though it seems to be very slow in the beginning. Having said this, I am giving it 3 stars instead of 4. ( )
  suzanne5002 | Apr 30, 2021 |
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Great job author, I really like your writing style. I suggest you join NovelStar’s writing competition, you might be their next big star.
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