4 Page-Turning Novels to Pick Up Now
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336 pages; NAL
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This twisty tale opens with a mesmerizing if unreliable narrator—Jean Taylor, the seemingly naïve widow of a criminal. Jean's former husband, Glen, enjoyed what she calls "nonsense"—i.e., online child porn. But when Kate Waters, a tabloid reporter, manipulates Jean into giving an exclusive interview, a more complicated picture of their marriage emerges. We learn that while Jean's husband was in jail awaiting trial, she was utterly clueless. Instructed by the police to open his computer for them, she had no idea how to do it. "The screen lit up, but then nothing happened and they asked me for the password.I told them I didn't even know there was a password." Informed by the cop that there are "terrible" pictures of children on the machine, she insisted that, "Glen couldn't have put them there." Yet four years later, after her husband's acquittal on a procedural error and his subsequent death, it turns out that Jean also has a secret—one that will blow your mind. "I look at myself in the mirror, try to see if it shows in my eyes, but I don't think so," says the shifty widow.
— Dawn Raffel