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Brought to you by Penguin.

Soon to be an Amazon Prime series.

The perfect life. The perfect neighbourhood. The perfect murder.

Welcome to Park Slope, where everyone has something to hide.... 

When young lawyer Lizzie gets a call for help from an old friend accused of murdering his wife, she reluctantly says yes. Zach is the chief suspect in his wife, Amanda’s, murder but there’s no way he could be guilty – is there?

The further Lizzie dives into the glossy world of Brooklyn’s Park Slope, the more she realises that things don’t add up. Zach doesn’t know the most basic details of his wife’s past, and Amanda’s friends barely know he exists.

And in uncovering the truth, Lizzie will be forced to confront dark secrets that lie at the heart of her own once perfect marriage.... 

©2020 Kimberly McCreight (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"McCreight is a master of misdirection – even if you've already read a lot of domestic thrillers, you'll be shocked by her jaw-dropping twists. Clear a spot next to Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door A Good Marriage is just as edgy and just as good." (Apple Books) 

"Expertly blends domestic drama with a gripping murder mystery.... Filled with credible plot twists and realistically flawed characters, McCreight's page-turner presses readers to question everything they think makes a 'good' marriage. This will stay with the reader long after the finish." (Publishers Weekly

"Filled with emotional urgency, sharp insights and profound revelations, Kimberly McCreight's newest novel is a marvel – both a compelling mystery and a discerning exploration of love and marriage." (Jean Kwok, author of Searching for Sylvie Lee)

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Good Book But Lacking in Pace

This should have been a good book. It started out well with a clever storyline, the murder of a wife supposedly by a super rich tech entrepreneur, but it ended up a bit lacking and flat. I had to keep going back chapters as I kept losing concentration. The pace was very slow and nothing much happened during the middle of the book. When all was revealed it all seemed a bit flat and pointless. I also got really confused by the characters and did not really feel involved or care about any of them.

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  • 18-06-20

Thanks for signposting absolutely every plot point

Full of cliches and clearly explained narrative. The author must assume we’re all dim and need plot points SPELLED OUT AND HIGHLIGHTED. Really disappointing but I’m usually someone who will quit a book if I am not enjoying it and there was just enough whodunnit in this to hold me to the final chapter. Ex