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A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
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Jan 01, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: work-related-reading

I read this novel in one day, my first novel of 2010, and I could not put it down. It is the type of novel that gets under your skin and is difficult to shake for several days. It was a unique story, the characters were extremely compelling, and the atmosphere was very dark and Gothic. If this novel was ever made into a movie, I would expect it to be set in perpetual snow and gray fog.

Other reviewers here have set forth the main story here so I won't reiiterate it. I agree with those who said they never really felt 'close' to any of the main characters, but I don't think the author intended for us to feel close to them. They were not very sympathetic people, but they were compelling with all of their flaws.

I loved how the characters and their secrets were unpeeled, layer by layer as the novel progressed. I also loved the stunning twists and turns. I really could not put it down and highly recommend it.

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Sheila Exactly! This review sums up the novel perfectly.

Solange Janes Same for me.

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