What's Left of Me Is Yours by Stephanie Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A man hires a firm to seduce his wife so he has grounds for divorcing
her, and she is found murdered by her father. The novel moves back and
forth in time between the wife and her daughter as an adult, looking
into more of the situation surrounding her mother's death. This is based
on a real story coming out of Japan
and the author took the idea and ran with it. It's a small thing but I
also really loved how she writes the surroundings of each scene - it
never bogged down the narrative but I always had a clear picture in my
mind of the scene in ways I don't usually have.
The author thanks
Louise Doughty in the afterword and I feel like if you have read
Doughty you will like this too..it has a feeling of being a thriller but
isn't really a thriller, crime elements without being a crime novel.
I had a copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss but it's been out since June 23.
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