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A Good Marriage How much do we really know about the person to whom we re married How much do we care These questions are at the forefront of Kimberly McCreight s new book, A Good Marriage.When Lizzie met Sam, she thought she had truly found a partner in taking on the world She d be a prosecutor and he d be a writer, both beating back injustice But things didn t work out the way she hoped Now their relationship is filled with anger and guilt, and Lizzie was forced to take a job at a fancy law firm and How much do we really know about the person to whom we re married How much do we care These questions are at the forefront of Kimberly McCreight s new book, A Good Marriage.When Lizzie met Sam, she thought she had truly found a partner in taking on the world She d be a prosecutor and he d be a writer, both beating back injustice But things didn t work out the way she hoped Now their relationship is filled with anger and guilt, and Lizzie was forced to take a job at a fancy law firm and work long hours.One night at the office she gets a collect call from Rikers Island An old law school friend whom she hasn t seen in years, Zach Grayson, desperately needs her help He s been arrested for the alleged murder of his wife, Amanda, at their Park Slope brownstone He maintains his innocence and pleads for Lizzie to defend him.It s the last thing she wants to do, but she s encouraged by one of the firm s partners to do so And as she starts to dig into what happened that night, she discovers that Zach and Amanda s marriage wasn t quite what it seemed, and neither are Amanda s seemingly well put together friends and neighbors Everyone has secrets to hide about their lives and their marriages Even Lizzie herself.For me, this book started SO SLOWLY that I really wasn t sure if I wanted to keep reading I get slow burn, but this took a long while to hit its stride When it did, however, it took off I honestly didn t know what to think or what to believe, and even though I figured some of the twists out, I was still surprised by some of the plot, too.I loved Kimberly McCreight s Reconstructing Amelia , so I was eagerly anticipating this one It s definitely twisty and suspenseful, provided you have the patience to stick with it until it takes off.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at It was a good marriageuntil it was not This book had alot going on in between those pages A murder, a key party, lawyers, lovers, losers and liars Whew this book had it all I was all in from page one.After attending a key party, a woman is brutally murdered in her home First off do key parties really exist I thought that was something from the 1990 s No, I am wrong Okay well I will be first to admit that I am NOT into that Yet, this made for some great reading material So this mu It was a good marriageuntil it was not This book had alot going on in between those pages A murder, a key party, lawyers, lovers, losers and liars Whew this book had it all I was all in from page one.After attending a key party, a woman is brutally murdered in her home First off do key parties really exist I thought that was something from the 1990 s No, I am wrong Okay well I will be first to admit that I am NOT into that Yet, this made for some great reading material So this murdered woman was at the so called key party, so who murdered her Well after digging into this you will see that there were plenty of people with motive It started out a bit of a slow burn for me, as I got to know all the characters There were alot of players in this book, which normally I don t enjoy Yet I did with this book because it just madesuspects As I did my super sleuthing and came up with.nothingthe author kept adding players aka suspects to this game that might want this girl dead People from her past, secrets were revealed The author did a great job of developing her characters so we got a feel for each personality There were some very strong personalities in this group I mean a bunch of lawyers..who would think it I loved that this was a mystery that I was constantly trying to solve..I failed by the way The author managed to keep me guessing all the way until the end Then it all came together nicely in the endwell not for the dead woman, but I sure enjoyed it It almost had a legal thriller type of feel to it because there were so many lawyersso many..yet it had alot of family backstory drama as well While the kids are away at camp, the adults will play It kept me glued to the pages until the end This was my first book by this author and I needI will defiantly be readingfrom her.Huge shoutout to HarperCollins for this stunning finished book in exchange for an honest review You guys rock I loved it Thank you for introducing me to another great author Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in which a woman s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make and the secrets they keep in order to stay togetherLizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young Crane, but they d be easier to swallow if Lizzie was there voluntarily Until recently, she d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam she had everything she d ever wanted And then, suddenly, it all fell apart No That s a lie It wasn t sudden, was it Long ago the cracks in Lizzie s marriage had started to show She was just good at averting her eyes The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help even if Zach Grayson is an old friend But Zach is desperate his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone And Zach s the primary suspect As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren t what they seemed and that their friends, a close knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Grace Hall private school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own In the end, she s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place Omigahhhhhafter falling into bed at 1 00AM reading this I woke up at 5 30 thinking about it and just finished now.Gorgeous Amanda Grayson ends up dead after attending a Key Party thrown by the parents at her son s elite school Really.The suspect list is large her douchy husband, her stalker, her friends, their husbands, her social circle from the school Everyone has secrets and everyone sucks and it s fabulous.5 stars ALL DAY for this nasty little thriller that truly thrilled.Thank you t Omigahhhhhafter falling into bed at 1 00AM reading this I woke up at 5 30 thinking about it and just finished now.Gorgeous Amanda Grayson ends up dead after attending a Key Party thrown by the parents at her son s elite school Really.The suspect list is large her douchy husband, her stalker, her friends, their husbands, her social circle from the school Everyone has secrets and everyone sucks and it s fabulous.5 stars ALL DAY for this nasty little thriller that truly thrilled.Thank you to my GR buddy, Michelle, for writing a review that sent me running straight to this book Thank you for the marriage lesson I totallyblas my way through this.Lizzie Kitsakis receives a call from an old friend, Zach Grayson, asking her to represent him as his lawyer because he s been targeted by the police as the primary suspect for the murder of his wife.For a thriller about husbands and wives in their picturesque neighborhood with their lies and secrets and shady behaviors tucked behind closed doors, this book is relatively stale I was perfectly calm and unaffected with my Thank you for the marriage lesson I totallyblas my way through this.Lizzie Kitsakis receives a call from an old friend, Zach Grayson, asking her to represent him as his lawyer because he s been targeted by the police as the primary suspect for the murder of his wife.For a thriller about husbands and wives in their picturesque neighborhood with their lies and secrets and shady behaviors tucked behind closed doors, this book is relatively stale I was perfectly calm and unaffected with my interest somewhat piqued from start to finish because I wanted to know who did itI d been so foolish to think love could change the essential nature of anythingAnd mind you, this book has all kinds of twist and turns They re not ones that you discover only during the climax either Rather, the little twists and deceits are scattered throughout the different stages of the story telling But instead of holy shits and WTFs, they just made me go ahh, ooh, okay, so this that happened, I knew itThat s the hardest part about marriage, isn t it Zach went on Somebody else s problems become your own It doesn t always feel fairI enjoyed the domestic drama in this book, but it wasn t as gripping as I would ve liked I felt bad for Lizzie, but I wasn t attached to any of the characters Further, I wasn t satisfied with the ending, and I feel like there are still questions unanswered I think the legal thriller element in this book ended up not working in my favorAnd in the end, wasn t that the key to marriage Learning to pretend that a few unspoiled things could make up for all the broken onesIn every few chapters, the book presents you with a transcript of a grand jury testimony detailing the interview between a called witness and the prosecutor building the case against Zach Unless you re closely paying attention to what is being said, you ll find them rather repetitious I personally thought of them asof a nuisance than anything elseForgiveness is a side effect of love, he said finally And sadly, almost If you are going to be married, share the ups and downs of life What other choice is thereI don t know what went wrong, but I think A Good Marriage is just not the perfect fit for me All I could think and care about when I finished this wasview spoiler What s going to happen to my poor baby boy, Case And whose POV is the prologue written in Is it Zach Is he talking about Lizzie or sweet Amanda hide spoilerRead as an Audiobook 4.5 starsOkay, wow I did not expect to love this the way I did This is a thriller that is slightly out of my comfort zone because it sof a legal thriller It s about this woman Lizzie who is an attorney and she gets a phone call from a guy she went to law school with who was just arrested on the suspicion that he s murdered his wife He wants her to represent him and she can t figure out why because she doesn t work in criminal law This book was a roller coaster I was personally hooked 4.5 starsOkay, wow I did not expect to love this the way I did This is a thriller that is slightly out of my comfort zone because it sof a legal thriller It s about this woman Lizzie who is an attorney and she gets a phone call from a guy she went to law school with who was just arrested on the suspicion that he s murdered his wife He wants her to represent him and she can t figure out why because she doesn t work in criminal law This book was a roller coaster I was personally hooked from the beginning, it did take about fifty pages or so before it picked up for me but once it did, wow I like that we have two POV chapters in this book, we alternate between Lizzie s present day chapters and then in alternate chapters we get Amanda s POV the girl who died six days before her death Some aspects of this book reminded me of Big Little Lies with the way we follow all of these suburban moms and their scandalous behavior And the plot twists were solid, there were a few twists that had my mouth hanging open in shock or of me saying out loud what the fuck I was thoroughly impressed by the writing in this book I devoured this story in two sittings because I had to know what was going on and every time I thought I figured it out I was wrong I would definitely like to check outbooks from this author, this is my first read from her You can add this book as a May BOTM selection here and use the code MAY5 to get it for only 9.99 Lizzie is working late one evening at the law office of Young Crane when she receives a call that is about to turn her world upside down The call is collect and it s coming from Rykers prison More specifically from a Zach Grayson who was a friend of hers from law school Curiosity compels her to take the call It appears Zach has been charged in his wife s murder and it is Lizzie who he wants to represent him This is an example of domestic suspense done right and I say that because a huge p Lizzie is working late one evening at the law office of Young Crane when she receives a call that is about to turn her world upside down The call is collect and it s coming from Rykers prison More specifically from a Zach Grayson who was a friend of hers from law school Curiosity compels her to take the call It appears Zach has been charged in his wife s murder and it is Lizzie who he wants to represent him This is an example of domestic suspense done right and I say that because a huge plot point to this book was so out there to me personally and I found it hard to believe that so many people, couples, were okay with this and even maintained such levels of discreetness in regards to it a bit tough to swallow This will make no sense to those that haven t read this but to elaboratewould be a spoiler so I must keep this as vague as possible The thing is even with my reservations in regards to this plot point I was flipping pages faster than ever It never hindered my reading experience and I can only attest that to McCreights writing skills With mouth gaping reveals and shocking surprises along the way this book made me a happy reader 4 stars Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review. Perfect title for this book every marriage featured here is anything but good Lol Lizzie and Sams marriage has hit rock bottom Lizzie has been forced to set her dreams of working as a prosecutor on hold Instead, she s virtually switched sides, now working with the defense, in order to earn enough to pay for Sam s actions Lizzie receives a call from an old University friend Zach pleading for help and Lizzie knows immediately she s in over her head She just has no idea how deeply As the j Perfect title for this book every marriage featured here is anything but good Lol Lizzie and Sams marriage has hit rock bottom Lizzie has been forced to set her dreams of working as a prosecutor on hold Instead, she s virtually switched sides, now working with the defense, in order to earn enough to pay for Sam s actions Lizzie receives a call from an old University friend Zach pleading for help and Lizzie knows immediately she s in over her head She just has no idea how deeply As the justice system plays out in the courtroom, couples who live in this exclusive neighborhood in Brooklyn are desperate to hide the secrets behind their marriages, children and parties Kimberly McCreight writes a well crafted thriller that held my interest and kept me guessing right to the end There was a large cast of characters, but I never had a problem keeping all the couples and theirissuesapart Highly recommend to all thriller fans who are looking for a twisty read A buddy read with Susanne Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for an ARC to read and review A good marriage is the one that survives Secrets, lies, and obsession lead to murder in A Good Marriage This is one twisted tale of deceit Four couples whose seemingly perfect marriages are slowly imploding All are keeping secrets, and the cracks are starting to show Some are bigger than others, but all are hidden behind well crafted lies Their lies slowly unravel, as do their marriages, leading to shocking revelations, and, ultimately, to murder.The narrative focuses primarily on Lizzie, A good marriage is the one that survives Secrets, lies, and obsession lead to murder in A Good Marriage This is one twisted tale of deceit Four couples whose seemingly perfect marriages are slowly imploding All are keeping secrets, and the cracks are starting to show Some are bigger than others, but all are hidden behind well crafted lies Their lies slowly unravel, as do their marriages, leading to shocking revelations, and, ultimately, to murder.The narrative focuses primarily on Lizzie, a lawyer who is about to defend her old law school friend, Zach, for the murder of his wife, Amanda Lizzie is not only dealing with defending Zach, but also with her own marriage, which is hanging on by a thread.Amanda, the dead wife of Zach, was running from her dark past, but it seems like her past has caught up with her When she is found murdered at the bottom of her stairs, her husband is the number one suspect in her murder.Told through the eyes of Lizzie and Amanda before her murder , both of their secrets are gradually revealed Neither one of their stories quite adds up until the truth is finally exposed It took me a little while to get into this book There are a lot of characters to keep track of, and I found the beginning to be a little slow However, there s a certain moment that caught my attention I don t want to give any spoilers, so I will keep the specifics to myself , and after that moment, I was hooked The characters were interesting and the holes in their stories made this eveninteresting to read I liked both Lizzie and Amanda Then there was Zach Zach s character was a first class a hole I wanted to run him over with my car The ending felt a little unbelievable in just how the four couples were linked, but it made for good reading I still have a few unanswered questions, but I am going to let them go At the same time, I really enjoyed seeing how things played out Some elements took me by surprise, and I loved the final scene between Lizzie and Zach Overall, this is a page turning, dark psychological thriller that kept me entertained and shut down my overly critical brain This is impressive, slow burn, murder mystery legal thriller hooks you up by the author s creative writing skills and you start to read each parties back stories and welcome them like they re one of your friends or family acquaintances and twisty final revelations, cliffhangers grip you from your throat and as your heart rating hits the roof, you just flip the pages nonstop, tsking, changing your guesses several times to find who is the murderer and author keeps on killing your spidey senses This is impressive, slow burn, murder mystery legal thriller hooks you up by the author s creative writing skills and you start to read each parties back stories and welcome them like they re one of your friends or family acquaintances and twisty final revelations, cliffhangers grip you from your throat and as your heart rating hits the roof, you just flip the pages nonstop, tsking, changing your guesses several times to find who is the murderer and author keeps on killing your spidey senses By the way I guessed the killer right but it was my third guess and I popped up three fish oil pills to have brighter mind during my read but as you may see, it didn t work so well As a result This is one of my best reads and I m hitting my forehead several times for being first timer reader of this brilliant author s works This book made me rethink about my priorities during my grading of the books I normally hate too many characters because you overload extreme information on your head the characters attributes, their own back stories including families, flaws, traumas, dramas, close circle, which makes you turn back a few pages to remember those details because they might give you important clues to solve the mystery Sometimes each detail at the book may represent crucial facts about the big revelation parts This book has so many characters but the good thing is both of them are truly well developed, layered and you may see them objectively without judging or annoying their flaws, mistakes As a matter of fact none of them are despicable or too unlikable to give you urge to punch them which it s a brilliant thing for me because I don t like gritting my teeth when a character appears on the page and fantasizing 100 ways of getting rid of him her because it cuts my attention and I cannot fully concentrate on the story I summarize the plot for you Lizzie Kitsakis is already overwhelmed by her grueling working hours at her elite law firm Young Crane, thanks to her husband suffering alcoholism and insisting of chasing his dreams to be a successful writer he lost it after being sacked from New York Times and several other important gigs because of too much connection with tempting liquids and let s not forget he crashed into a historic pub with his car and damaged the place Her marriage is about to end She sees it coming She has already too much on her plate and as a phone call from prison at the evening makes thingscomplicated Because the caller is Zach Grayson, a close friend from her college times needs her help to prove his innocence He is murder suspect His wife Amanda has found dead at the bottom of the stairs of their Park Slope apartment As soon as Lizzie reluctantly takes the case, she finds herself dig out the dark world of Park Slope neighborhood, cyber bullying scandal at Grace Hall private school, lies, swapping secret parties When she finds outabout the close knit group s marriage dynamics, she is forced to face her own dysfunctional marriage problems Overall Even though there are too many characters and the beginning is a little slow for my own reading pace, I loved character development and unique criticizing and realistic portraits of marriages I m giving my 4 shiny, mysterious, gripping for stars This is one of my winners of the year


About the Author: Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight is the New York Times bestselling author of RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA, WHERE THEY FOUND HER, and THE OUTLIERS, a young adult trilogy She has been nominated for an Edgar, Anthony and Alex award and her books have been translated intothan twenty languages She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters Her new adult novel A GOOD MARRIAGE is forthcoming from Harper Books, May 5, 2020 You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and at kimberlymccreight.com


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