Sunday, July 31, 2016

Finishing Up The Silent Wife & Starting The Husband's Secret

I liked The Silent Wife but did not love it. I was happy with the way it ended though. What did you think about The Silent Wife?

Here are a couple questions about The Silent Wife. Let me know what you thought about this chilling book. :)

1. Describe Jodi and Todd—separately and together as a couple. How would you define the quality of their 20-year relationship? Why has Jodi looked the other way with Todd's occasional affairs? What does it say about her expectations for the relationship...and what does it say about Todd and his expectations?

2. Then there is Natasha—what do you make of her? Why is Jodi's reaction so powerful to this particular dalliance of Todd?

3. To what degree does Harrison's use of psychology elucidate the mental state of her characters? Did you find the author's information on psychotherapy helpful...interesting...overdone...distracting?

4. Harrison's novel switches back and forth between Jodi's and Todd's points of view. Why might the author have used this technique? What does it add to the story? Or would you have preferred a single point of view?

Our next book is The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. We will be starting it today Sunday July 31st and ending on Sunday August 7th. 
Synopsis From Goodreads: Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.
Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves.

Lets Get Reading! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Finishing Up The Deep & Starting The Silent Wife

I absolutely loved The Deep. It was such a creepy book and really kept me guessing. I was shocked with how it ended and wanted to know more. I wish this was a series and there was another book to read because I feel it could've kept going. 

What did you think of the book? Did you expect it to end the way it did? 
Our next book is The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison. We will be starting it Friday June 1st and ending on Friday June 15th. 
Synopsis From Goodreads: Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

Lets Get Reading!