Kimberly McCreight is the author of one of my favorite books, Reconstructing Amelia, so when I saw that she had released a new novel, I had to get my hands on it right away. Thankfully, it was a May selection for the Book of the Month Club, of which I am a proud member. I quickly filled my box, hit ship, and waited anxiously by my mailbox. It finally came yesterday. I sat down to read it, and within the first 50 pages, I knew how I would be spending my day.
Lizzie Kitsakis is a lawyer at an elite law firm that does not take criminal cases, so when Zach Grayson, and old friend from law school, calls her up from Rikers, tells her that he is being charged with the murder of his wife, and that he wants Lizzie to take the case, she confidently tells him no. But Zach will not take no for an answer, and soon Lizzie is swallowed up in a whodunit case involving a sex party, a ritzy private school, a hacking scandal, blackmail, and so many secrets it will blow your mind. One might see that list and think the plot must be convoluted and over the top, but McCreight skillfully weaves a tale involved all of the above and more to answer the question, who killed Amanda Grayson?
A Good Marriage grabbed my attention and didn’t let go until the very end, leaving McCreight near the top of my list of favorite authors. Like her other books, this won’t be one I will soon forget.