Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
You Should Have Known, by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Korelitz is so smart, her intelligence and insight just pulse through the book. Grace Reinhart Sachs is a loving wife and devoted mother, who is on the verge of publishing a book based on her years of experience as a therapist that argues that attraction or a will to be in love make people ignore the clear signs that their future spouse is destined to become their former spouse. And then one day her beautiful, perfect, pediatric oncologist husband disappears, and the blinders fall off her eyes about a lot of things. Possibly the mystery part isn't handled as deftly as the social commentary parts.