Friday, July 3, 2009

A Reliable Wife-Robert Goolrick

Another one I was excited to read. This one did not disappoint. I was immediately drawn into Catherine and Ralph's world. I loved how the point of view switched between Catherine and Ralph and, later, Antonio. The characters are guarded about what they'll tell you as they are with each other until the novel progresses and the characters start to trust you. It was like reading a series of letter, getting to know someone a little bit at a time.
Cold Wisconsin makes a great back drop for a story about lust and greed. The snow and the ever present winter (it seemed like the longest winter ever) was in definite contrast to lust the characters were feeling. Sex plays a large part in this book. I didn't find it especially erotic. Sometimes it was heartbreaking how much sex was a motivation for the characters.
Highly recommended. Great story about how desperate people can become for someone to love, someone to hold. A little short but certainly does pack a punch.


Kelly A. Harmon said...

This one sounds like a good one. Will add it to my "Second 100" list.

Lisa said...

Great review! I've been wanting to read this ever since it came out and your review makes me want to read it more now! It's so hot down here in Florida, the Wisconsin winter sounds lovely right now!!

Staci said...

Great review Linda. I loved this book too!! Fave read of 2009!