The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

9780143123231The Silent Wife
by A.S.A. Harrison
(pub. 5/13)

Two more ill-fated young (un)marrieds never there were than Jodi and Todd.  The life they share in a lovely penthouse overlooking Lake Michigan is about to be put at risk.  And even though you know the final outcome from the first pages you just can’t resist the compulsion to connect the dots.  Divulged in a “he said/she said” format, it’s not possible to choose a side to root for because each of them is despicable and crazy.  This will leave you breathless–get two so you can give a copy to a friend without turning loose of yours!

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Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips

9781439172537Quiet Dell
by Jayne Anne Phillips
(pub. 9/13)

The true story of the murder of the Eicher family of Park Ridge, IL is chronicled by Phillips, as seen through the eyes of (fictitious) heroine/journalist Emily Thornhill.  Emily is as passionately involved in the capture of the Eicher’s killer as she is in the dramatic turns her personal life takes as the trial evolves.  The two stories intertwine to make the novel much more than “seeing justice well served” for the reader.  As in Lark and Termite, there is an element of fantasy and imagination that adds a uniqueness to the writing and offsets the sadness of the tragic deaths of the Eichers.

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