Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Book Review and Giveaway: For Better and Worse

By Jami Deise

Have you ever been angry enough to want to kill someone? Have you ever wondered if you had what it takes to actually do it? How you would plan it out? Whether you’d be able to get away with it? I think most of us have at one point or another in our lives. (I really hope it’s not just me!)

For Better and Worse, author Margot Hunt’s follow-up to her psychological thriller Best Friends Forever (reviewed here), answers that question head-on.

Seventeen years ago, law students Will and Natalie talked abstractly about whether they could get away with murder. Now married with an eleven-year-old son, Charlie, Natalie is a hard-charging defense attorney obsessed with calendars and to-do lists, while Will sleepwalks through his job as an estate lawyer while having an affair with a married colleague. Then someone hurts Charlie, and the couple’s long-ago rhetorical conversation suddenly becomes a real one.

Hunt has a very direct writing style – she doesn’t waste time with a lot of poetic description or flowery language, which I appreciate. The book is told alternatively from Will and Natalie’s points of view, and seeing how the couple views each other and how that differs from their own internal picture of themselves was part of the fun of the book. It’s so well-plotted, I could easily see it as a movie.

While I didn’t like the ending, the epilogue was tantalizing, opening up more questions about the nature of killing. If someone plots out a murder – even if the victim deserves it – what does that say about the killer?

But the biggest dilemma of all seems to be that if you’re going to kill someone, make sure your partner in crime is up to snuff.

I look forward to reading more psychological thrillers from Hunt.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for the book in exchange for an honest review. They have one copy to give away! Visit the other stops on Margot's tour.

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16 comments:

Carla S. said...

ONE GOOD MAMA BONE by Bren McClain.

Lori Frazier said...

Of course I have wished someone dead, who hasn't? But could I ever plot, plan and execute? So far, no....

Linda May said...

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan, Thanks for your generosity.

Suburban prep said...

I enjoyed the book Season of Wonder by Raeanne Thayne

traveler said...

Rainy day sisters by Kate Hewitt.

Angel Wells said...

Good Sam by Dete Meserve

jean602 said...

The Christmas Sisters I would pick.

Burma Turner said...

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah,amazing book!

Dianne Casey said...

The Guests on South Battery by Karen White. I love The Tradd Street series.

Mary Preston said...

WYRD SISTERS by Terry Pratchett - it is a hoot.

John Smith said...

"Tell us what book made you happiest in 2018" I listened to audio CDs of the first 4 volumes of the "Hell Divers" series, and it was very exciting. I haven't really read exciting books or thrillers before this year, and they really are something. So, now I get why people read thrillers. Please accept my apologies, world!

bn100 said...

too many to name

Janine said...

Probably one of the cat themed books that I read. They always make me feel good.

Kate Vocke said...

Calypso by David Sedaris - I'm always happy when he writes a new book!

Dianna said...

River to Redemption by Ann Gabhart was one of my 2018 favorites.

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being on the tour!