Liz Kelsey promised herself she’d never again spy on her feckless husband, Phil. But then she discovers a string of suggestive texts on his secret burner phone. Even worse, he’s ...more
I love a good cheater story and this was one that really played me well. Phil is a good husband, until he was not...Phil can't seem to stay away from one particular person, no matter what the cost. His wife Liz thought they had overcome this in their marriage until she finds out she was wrong...very, very wrong.
Fun, fast and twisty, read this in under an hour. ...more
Laura Lippman’s Slow Burner is part of Hush, a collection of six stories, ranging from political mysteries to psycholog ...more
An enjoyable short read with a twist I didn’t see coming.
This was my first read from the Hush Collection and it's definitely not going to be my last!
The Hush Collection is a collection of six short stories (e-book or audiobook) written by six well-known award-winning authors. From what I've seen so far, social media seems to play a part in all of the stories. I love books that have anything to do with social media so reading (or listening) to these is a no brainer.
When Liz Kelsey finds her husband's secret burner phone filled with comprom ...more
we were kept apart for so long, until recently, when a friend of mine upgraded his kindle and donated his old kindle fire to meee, ...more
Liz Kelsey cannot stop herself spying on her husband. Actually dear Phill forced his hand by purchasing a burner phone to talk with HW ( we don’t know the exact name of the other woman so let’s make a guess: Hillary Willinton, nope,too political, Halle Werry: too Hollywood-ish, Henrietta Werlinger-too German?)
Anyways, she ...more
Phil Kelsey is a prominent Chicago investor and cheater.....again.
Wife Liz is a school teacher and disheartened text spy.....again.
Liz loves Phil. Wants to save her marriage. Is devastated by the most recent text on his burner phone.....Oh No!
They try therapy.....again.
Phil is upbeat. Whistling a happy tune. Another trip to S.F......to see code name HW.
And then.....Ha! The end!
In this world of technology, is anything truly private?
And that conclusion was right up my alley...well thought out, clever, and totally plausible. Loved it!
I can also recommend (at this point), Let Her Be by Lisa Unger from the Hush Collection.
Now that I've completed the series, here is my ranking of the six stories:
2/3. Let Her Be & Slow Burner tied for second place
4. The Gift
6. Snowflakes ...more
This is the 3rd story I’ve read from this collection so far, and I was hooked! I really enjoyed seeing how this one wrapped up. It really is a slow burn with a fantastic climax.
This is part of Amazon’s new Hush Collection, 6 stories each written by a different author.
Normally I find books that use text messages as dialogue to be boring, but this one was really well-done.
The top line story is familiar: is her husband cheating? But the more nuanced and brilliant story is about a woman realizing ...more
She thought her marriage had survived the first round and they were back on track. What's a woman to do with such a man?
Laura Lippman has long been a favorite author and she didn't disappoint with this one. I loved it! ...more
Returning for another HUSH Collection short story, I sought out Laura Lippman’s piece that shows how affairs in the technological age can be even more problematic. Filled with interesting discussions on the emotions of infidelity and its various levels, Lippman leaves the reader to consider how destructive one man’s acti ...more
She couldn’t STOP herself from reading the texts between her husband and H.W..
After all, this isn’t the first time she has caught him...
Yes, this was fun!
This is another one of the Amazon Original short stories in the HUSH collection-6 stories-6 deceptions.
Just 46 minutes..
Written by some of our favorite authors such as Laura Lippman, Lisa Unger, Ruth Ware, Alison Gaylin, Jeffrey Deaver and Oyinkan Braithw ...more
After years of putting up with heroines who just cave at the drop of a hat and tolerate the worst sort of bad behavior, it was very nice to see some serious comeuppance.
That is pretty mean of me, but this was a very happy read. Yes, I am a vengeful book reading person - too few authors are willing to go there, so it was a very ...more
Slow Burner is a breezy read with a decadently built up twist that served as my favorite part of it. Other than the twist the story itself felt a bit underwhelmingly undercooked as I waited for the main special to get simmering and for me to ultimately feel more emotionally drawn to the characters who never ended up moving me either way. I wanted bo ...more
Phil had been involved in an affair with a much younger married woman from the same busin ...more
She promised to never spy on her husband again.
And yeah, you guessed it, they did not keep their word!
“Slow burner” couldn’t have a better title. It was definitely a slow burn set in the post #MeToo era. Interesting plot with a great twist and some nice Greek mythology parallels.
And on a totally unrelated note, when I read about Liz finding her husband's phone I couldn’t take this from my mind (I know, completely unrelated, but my mind works ...more
Revenge is a dish best served cold...and Liz does exactly that after finding a secret burner phone her husband is using to text another woman. This isn’t the first time this has happened and she realizes it won’t be the last.
This is Book 3 / 6 from the Hush collection by Amazon Original Stories. I’m not sure why, but this short story reminded me of the old series “Night Gallery”, which I loved!
My Rating: 4.5 ⭐️’s
Published: July 30th 2020 by Amazon Ori ...more
A woman watches her marriage collapse over text message and decides that ignorance is not bliss in this bitterly satisfying short mystery.
When Liz is gathering laundry, her husband Phil’s phone falls out of his pocket.
Phil is a Chicago investor, who runs a venture capital firm while his wife, Liz is a private-school teacher.
Now, Liz recognizes the signs of ...more
I don't read stories like this often (this is part of Amazon's HUSH series of short stories, free with Amazon Prime), so maybe this is derivative of the genre, I dunno. But the husband in this tale is just so pathetic that you almost feel sorry for him. Wife certainly seems to.
She attributes his need to speak to this othe ...more
Oh, Phil. You’re being played. Can’t you see? No dear reader, we are being played and Laura Lippman got me good! All the stars.