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A perfect novel detailing a troubled second marriage that is inhabited by the ghost of the first wife, referred to as she, with whom the narrator is obsessed. Scenes, memories. and reflections are delivered in searing minimalist prose, leading the reader inexorably to the novel's startling climax. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer
After a body is discovered in a marshy area called the Reach near the English Channel, three Englishwomen living in London receive a terse message from a fourth friend, I NEED YOU, forcing them to break a pact of silence stemming from a tumultuous year at boarding school 17 years earlier when lying led to murder. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer
Two beautiful young women from extremely affluent families meet on the island of Hydra during a summer and form an alliance. After they discover a young Syrian refugee washed ashore, they make him their project until one of the girls takes their relationship a fatal step further. An intense examination of lives lived without a moral compass, this thriller lingers with precision on the trappings and habits of the upper classes, who act without regard for consequences and ultimately remain unchanged. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer
A writer rents a house with his wife and small daughter in the mountains of Germany to work on a screenplay, but surreal forces outside of his control undermine his confidence and perceptions, even seeming to challenge the laws of physics in this mind-bending novel. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer
Lamott continues her musings on faith and the vulnerability of being human, while exploring the topic of mercy in her latest collection of essays, sharing her belief that despite all, we are capable of patience and great kindness. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer