12.11.2013

finished reading...

From the publisher:
Psychotherapist Jodi Brett is content with her tidy, tranquil existence—cooking for her husband, Todd Gilbert; walking the dog; seeing a few clients out of their gorgeous Chicago condo—while headstrong Todd works as a professional renovator. As Jodi sees it, they complement each other, and she doesn’t mind pretending to disregard Todd’s indiscretions (which he clumsily attempts to cover up) in exchange. Accepting the peccadillos of her adulterous husband is one thing, but when Todd takes his infidelity to the next level and tells her that he’s leaving her, the existence she’s clung to so dearly is destroyed. And Jodi will do anything to take it back.

Alternating from Jodi's to Todd's viewpoint, this psychological thriller left me guessing. It's about loyalty and love, relationships and trust. I related to both Jodi and Todd. They are flawed, real characters. Jodi loves order and through some flashbacks, you get an idea why. Todd is self-centered and the flashbacks explain his nature, too. I liked how psychology is a character in this story, too. I couldn't put it down and kept wondering what would happen next--how their flawed relationship would play out.

There have been a lot of comparisons to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I can see why.

1 comment:

bookmammalmusings said...

This sounds really good--I usually enjoy the alternating viewpoints technique, and I liked "Gone Girl" a lot.
Adding it to my ever-growing TBR list. . .