A Reliable Wife by Charles Goolrick turned out to be just the ticket! I had been wanting to read a book that was engaging and suspenseful and this one was both.
The twists in the story may have been obvious to some but I go in blind when I read a book. I don't like to read reviews or even the dust jacket blurb before I read a novel. I want it all to unfold with no preconceived ideas on my part. The surprises along the way--I can think of two big ones--make this book a really reliable book.
Here's a tidbit from the Booklist review: "Completely original. . . The unforeseen conclusion provides a big payoff for readers of this tension-laden debut from a promising new talent."
Book Read: A Reliable Wife
Author: Charles Goolrick