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This twisty domestic thriller has an interesting premise: it explores prosopagnosia (face blindness).  The action takes place one weekend at a remote renovated chapel in Scotland--where the winter weather is wreaking havoc.  The isolated setting adds a layer of creepiness to the action.  Adam and Amelia, along with Bob their dog, are supposed to be spending an idyllic anniversary weekend together.  But soon enough the power goes out and things aren't quite what they seem.  I liked the narrative threads--with annual anniversary letters and current action.  And I liked the unreliable nature of the narration.

From the publisher:
Think you know the person you married? Think again…

Things have been wrong with Mr and Mrs Wright for a long time. When Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland, it might be just what their marriage needs. Self-confessed workaholic and screenwriter Adam Wright has lived with face blindness his whole life. He can’t recognize friends or family, or even his own wife.
Every anniversary the couple exchange traditional gifts – paper, cotton, pottery, tin – and each year Adam’s wife writes him a letter that she never lets him read. Until now. They both know this weekend will make or break their marriage, but they didn’t randomly win this trip. One of them is lying, and someone doesn’t want them to live happily ever after.

Ten years of marriage. Ten years of secrets. And an anniversary they will never forget.

1 comment:

CountryDew said...

I have never liked unreliable narrators. I always feel like I'm being cheated when I read.