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Quite a clever piece of writing, I liked how author Aimee Molloy wrapped me in her subplots, never knowing what secrets were being hidden. The tiny clues given to me were delicious enough that I didn’t bother to question them.
Unreliable narrator was chosen as the theme, but more importantly, she used her words to twist it all around, until it became my understanding that was unreliable. She presented me with a puzzle that I was more than happy to get my hands on it.
Sam and Annie had moved to his old hometown as his mother needed him, and he needed her money. Annie was the bystander, but not so innocent one, as she too had secrets of her own. Then Sam disappeared.
Droll humor in most of the lines, the book moved with a swift pace, leaving me with a couple of niggles. In some parts the prose felt to be too long and rambling and the ending too short and quick, but nothing that can’t be overlooked as the majority of the book entertained me well.
The number of twists, big and small, the book presented me with had me going dizzy, in a good way. A good, very good way to spend a lazy afternoon.
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Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say good-bye to New York and start a life together in Sam’s sleepy hometown in upstate New York. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his downstairs office, tending to the egos of his (mostly female) clientele.
Little does Sam know that through a vent in his ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. The pharmacist’s wife, contemplating a divorce. The well-known painter whose boyfriend doesn’t satisfy her in bed. Who could resist listening? Everything is fine until the French girl in the green mini Cooper shows up, and Sam decides to go to work and not come home, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie’s happily ever after.
Publication Date: March 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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