7.6.14

WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES, by Nicci French

Marvelous! The title pulled me in, the set-up locked me, and I had to read it almost in one sitting. Eleanor Falkner, refinisher of furniture, expects her husband Greg when there's a knock on the front door. Maybe he's lost his keys. But it's two police officers with devastating news: Greg has died in an auto accident. But even more devastating: he didn't die alone, another woman was in the car. Why was Greg at that remote place in an abandoned industrial area? Who was the woman? Was he having an affair? How had Ellie not known, not realized, not guessed? She embarks on a quest to understand what happened, if Greg really was having an affair. Gradually, her friends come to think she's lost her bearings, that this is more than just grief gone wrong. When she strikes out in a new direction, she tells no one. Hard to keep spoilers out of this book review. A marvelous combination of emotion and fear, confusion and guilt, of all the basic emotions that drive us. A 4. A prolific wife-husband team you should get to know.
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