In this intricate and enthralling domestic drama the author of the “gossipy page-turner” (Glamour) The Perfect Neighbors goes deep into a marriage in crisis, peeling back layers of secrets to discover where the relationship veered off course—and whether it is worth saving.
Josie and Frank Moore are happy… at least Josie thinks they are. As parents of two young girls in the Chicago suburbs, their days can be both busy and monotonous, and sometimes Josie wonders how she became a harried fortysomething mother rather than the driven career woman she once was. But Frank is a phenomenal father, he’s handsome and charismatic, and he still looks at his wife like she’s the beautiful woman he married more than a decade ago. Josie isn’t just happy—she’s lucky.
Until one Saturday morning when Josie borrows her husband’s phone to make a quick call—and sees nine words that shatter her world.
Now Josie feels as if she is standing at the edge of a sharp precipice. As she looks back at pivotal moments in the relationship she believed would last forever, she is also plunging ahead, surprising everyone (especially herself) with how far she will go to uncover the extent of her husband’s devastating secret (Photo and Synopsis from Goodreads)
Thank you to Netgalley and Atria Books for approving me to read and review this ARC. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book 3.5 Stars.
I was a HUGE fan of Sarah’s Co-Written book “THE WIFE BETWEEN US”, so I really wanted to read some of her solo work. When I saw this book pop up on Netgalley, it was a must read for me. I was happy when I got approved for it.
I like the kind of book, that makes you feel like you are a fly on the wall in somebody’s house. This book had a very realistic aspect to it, I think everyone probably knows a Josie and Frank in real life, and while reading this, I felt like I was reading about my own friends. So for that aspect alone I really liked this book.
I also enjoyed the writing style, it was clear of jargon, and dramatics. It was a fluid, easy read, that kept my attention. It was rather short too, and I like that. It wasn’t full of a lot of useless words and plots.
I love how strong the emotions were, I felt the way Josie was torn and conflicted, I felt how bad Frank felt, how they both suffered. I found Josie to be very relatable with how she dealt with the news, and how she processed it. Overall I found this book very enjoyable, I do not really have any complaints about it. I think Pekkanen has great writing skills and I definitely will keep reading her books!
This book is out on June 5th. I will include Goodreads and Amazon links below.