Sunday, October 27, 2019

An Interesting Book - And How!

"My Lovely Wife," by Samantha Downing  374 pages   $26

This struck me as amazingly good for a debut novel.  But then again, author Downing lives in New Orleans and writers there are often … quirky.  Anne Rice anyone?

But this is not a vampire tome.  It is billed as "Dexter Meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith*" which was something of a giveaway to me to expect sudden deaths and perhaps a pair of serial killers.  As a team, no less.

I was not disappointed.  The story moves along briskly but without any sense of being hurried to get the two most blessed words in a writer's life:  The End.  Which was quite satisfactory.  If you like serial killers as I do, I think you'll enjoy it.

*Have never seen "Dexter" but got the drift from a book bout him that was so overblown  that I closed it and, of course, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" is the movie that blew Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston (I think) apart in real life due to super vixen Angelina Jolie's machinations.

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