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A Good Marriage (Hardcover)

| HarperCollins | 5/5/2020

ISBN-10 : 0062367684   ISBN-13 : 9780062367686   List Price : $27.99

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A New York Times Summer Reads Selection | A People Best Book of the Summer | A Library Reads Pick | A Book Riot Addictive New Thriller to Add to Your TBR Pile | A Book of the Month Selection | An Apple Best Book of the Month | An Audible Most Anticipated Title | A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads Pick | A Bookish Most-Anticipated Novel 

&;A Good Marriage is a smart, provocative, insightful page-turner. I couldn&;t put it down.&;  &;Harlan Coben, author of The Boy from the Woods

Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in which a woman&;s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make&;and the secrets they keep&;in order to stay together.

Lizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call. Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane, but they&;d be easier to swallow if Lizzie was there voluntarily. Until recently, she&;d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam&;she had everything she&;d ever wanted. And then, suddenly, it all fell apart. 

No. That&;s a lie. It wasn&;t sudden, was it? Long ago the cracks in Lizzie&;s marriage had started to show. She was just good at averting her eyes. 

The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help&;even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate: his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach&;s the primary suspect. 

As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren&;t what they seemed&;and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own. In the end, she&;s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.

Begged for help by an old friend, an overworked lawyer investigates a suspicious death in a Brooklyn brownstone before she is confronted by a close-knit circle of parents who would protect an exclusive school. 100,000 first printing.

"When Amanda, the gorgeous wife of start-up millionaire Zach Grayson, is discovered dead at the bottom of the stairs in her stately Brooklyn brownstone, her husband is immediately fingered as the primary suspect. Zach calls Lizzie, his law school classmate, hoping their shared history will convince her to come to his aid. A former U.S. Attorney with no violent crime experience, Lizzie reluctantly agrees to represent him, though the two haven't seen each other in years. As she works to exonerate Zach, Lizzie is drawn into the privilege, passion, and excess churning beneath Park Slope, Brooklyn's idyllic, virtuous streets. It's a world that's completely foreign to Lizzie, but, if she's honest, also unexpectedly intriguing-particularly in light of the increasingly steep cost of keeping her own troubled marriage afloat. Zach's case proves less clear cut than Lizzie anticipated, though-especially after revelations surface about the racy party he and Amanda attended the night before she died. It's the event ofthe summer for wealthy Park Slope parents, a chance to blow off some steam while the kids are at camp, and it's all consensual, harmless fun. At least, that's the idea. Untitled McCreight Novel pulses with the energy of a legal thriller and the emotionalurgency of page-turning domestic suspense. As Lizzie unwinds the truth about that night, she learns that Amanda was hiding far more than the cold reality of her distant marriage, and that other couples in the neighborhood harbor dark secrets of their own. In the end, Lizzie must confront not only her own marriage, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place, and the dangerous compromises some couples make-and the secrets they keep-in order to stay together"--

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0062367684
  • ISBN-13: 9780062367686
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 400
  • Dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 1.26 (d)
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