When I Googled this book, one of the first things that came up is that Nicole Kidman is producing a film version of this story. I can totally see that because of connection with Big Little Lies and The Undoing and the world of rich, beautiful, accomplished New York parents. (I know Big Little Lies isn’t a New York story, but wealthily Monterey might as well be a realized Brooklyn.)
Liz Kitsakis is a successful attorney who receives a call from an old law school colleague – Zach Grayson. He needs help. His wife, Amanda, was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in his Brooklyn townhouse, and he is the only suspect.
Like Many “domestic thrillers,” this one is all about appearances versus reality. What seems like “a good marriage” is not necessarily that. Zach and his wife fit together very well publicly, but the private, rough edges are what defines them.
When Liz starts looking into Amanda’s murder, she finds that all of the parents at Brooklyn Day School are potential suspects. Especially a few of Liz’s close friends whose children also go to the school.
I’d give this book a 3.5 in terms of story, but it is an enjoyable read. Especially for escapism