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  • Kept Me Engaged

    When attorney Lizzie gets a frantic call one night from an old law school friend Zac, she reluctantly agrees to help him. He stands accused of murdering his wife Amanda. While Lizzie does not personally believe Zac killed his wife, the deck is stacked against him. Lizzie works tirelessly to prove Zac’s innocence, but something doesn’t add up. Before she knows it everyone’s secrets are about to be exposed, including her own. A Good Marriage is told from three perspectives: Lizzie, an attorney for a big law firm who is hired by Zack Grayson to defend him in his wife’s murder case, Amanda, the wife who was murdered, telling her story in the days up to her death, and grand jury testimonies from other people who were at the party the night Amanda was killed. I flew through A Good Marriage. The style really worked for me and kept me engaged. It keeps you guessing, unsure who in the story you can really trust, including both narrators. The ending pleasantly surprised me, something I find to be rare for thrillers. On top of the main plot of murder, there’s a subtle element of cybercrime that truly intrigued me. I thoroughly recommend A Good Marriage for fans of thrillers! Thank you to Harper Collins, Netgalley, and BookishFirst for the review copy! All opinions are my own.

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  • An engrossing read!

    I could not put this book down. This was my first by the author, but now that I’ve discovered her, I need to read EVERYTHING! This was one of those books that just wouldn’t let me go. I’m a sucker for legal thrillers, coming from a long line of attorneys, so this really fed that love of the genre. The legal feel of it was not just in the narrative but also in the snippets of testimony transcript between some of the chapters. There were also memos here and there between chapters, detailing an investigation into an incident at a posh day school in Park Slope. These two things set up the dual storylines throughout the book, storylines that the reader knows are connected. The question is how? The entire book takes place over the course of barely more than a week, told through the alternating viewpoints of Lizzie and Amanda. Amanda’s story is in the past, told by her in the days leading to her death. Lizzie’s story is in the present, reluctantly investigating the death on behalf of a former friend from her own past. There are so many twists, so much deceit, that it often feels like the pure, unvarnished truth may never be found. Adding to the mystery is the fact that the two narrators are rather unreliable, as are most of the other characters involved in the situation. It makes it impossible to get a handle on who is guilty, or of what. That makes the story completely unpredictable and utterly engaging. My recommendation: If you love thrillers, legal dramas, and mysteries, this is definitely the read for you. It was so absorbing, so intriguing. A truly fabulous book!

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  • A story of dysfunction

    "A Good Marriage" focuses on a group of neighbours in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn whose children all attend the same private school. The title is an interesting one because none of these people have good marriages. In fact, they are all dysfunctional in various ways. When Amanda, wife of Zack, is found dead at the bottom of their brownstone’s staircase, Zack is arrested for her murder; he calls Lizzie, a former law school classmate at the University of Pennsylvania, to defend him. As Lizzie investigates Amanda’s death and becomes familiar with the people involved, it becomes apparent that these people have many secrets. A well constructed story and good read.

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  • Four stars

    This domestic thriller revolves around two marriages and a dead wife. Told from the perspectives of Lizzie and Amanda (the dead wife, prior to her death) the author weaves an intriguing and twisted story of the lives of these couples. With plot twists and turns throughout, the author reveals all of the dark secrets and lies that people tell one another as well as themselves to try to create the perfect marriage. The results are not only riddled with patched up imperfections, but ultimately the death of the marriage and in the case of Amanda’s marriage, murder. This is a fantastic murder mystery filled with drama and surprises that kept me turning the pages and guessing until the very end.

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  • A page-turner of a legal thriller

    A Good Marriage is a well-written page-turner of a legal thriller guaranteed to keep you reading into the night. It starts with a murder of a woman, Amanda, and the subsequent suspicion of her husband, Zach, for that murder. Lizzie Kitsakis, a federal prosecutor turned elite firm lawyer, gets the call from Zach, a friend from law school with whom she has lost touch and agrees to represent him. To clear her client's name she delves into the lives of the super wealthy in Park Slope Brooklyn whose children attend a prestigious private school. There are multiple layers of secrets and delusions. Dysfunctional marriages abound. Lizzie is a likeable but flawed character and must confront the problems within her own marriage to disentangle the many interconnected webs surrounding Amanda's death. The suspense is built deftly and the reader is hooked. For fans of Big Little Lies.

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