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“A tense read that expertly employs misdirection and multiple points of view to create some truly surprising twists à la Gone Girl. The first of these twists is shocking enough to make you question everything you just read. At the same time, Goodnight Beautiful subverts gender norms and flips the trope of the unreliable female narrator on its head.” (Buzzfeed)
"This is a psychological thriller you’ll think you have all figured out—but I promise you, you don’t." (Parade)
“Molloy employs some of the most believable and jaw-dropping narrative twists since Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl in this smart, single-sitting read. Readers will be flipping back to see just how she performed the sleight of hand right in front of their eyes. Along with a rip-roaring suspense plot, Molloy adds depth with critiques of gender conventions that causes readers to investigate the assumptions they bring to the text. She breathes new life into the unreliable narrator thriller genre in a book everyone will be talking about.” (Library Journal)
“Thriller fans love ‘twists’ that make them think ‘wow, didn’t see that coming.’… Molloy sends readers on a whiplashing mystery ride that turns that whole convention inside out… What distinguishes Goodnight Beautiful is Molloy’s spectacular feat of misdirection and uncanny success in unfolding revelations that are surprising yet believable from the early pages until the very last.” (New York Journal of Books)
“Constructed with house-of-cards precision, this cunning story surges forward as though powered by outboard motor. But Molloy proves equally skilled in the elusive arts of character and dialogue: Goodnight Beautiful isn’t only the most suspenseful novel you’ll read this year; it’s likely to be the funniest, too. I wish that every book, in every genre, were as deeply imagined and fully inhabited as this one.” (AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window)
“[A] crafty page-turner…. Psychological thriller fans won’t want to miss this one.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A domestic thriller with bite.” (Popsugar)
"A remarkable and groundbreaking thriller. Molloy grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the final mind-bending, utterly astounding twist.” (Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs. Parrish)
“Aimee Molloy is a magician. With Goodnight Beautiful, she will artfully deceive you while holding you firmly in her grasp...What begins as a sexy, smart domestic thriller turns out to be so much more. If you think you've figured this one out, think again: Molloy will be three steps ahead of you all the way through.” (Cristina Alger, author of Girls Like Us) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Aimee Molloy’s debut novel, The Perfect Mother, was a New York Times bestseller, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her family.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- Publication date : October 13, 2020
- File size : 2871 KB
- Publisher : Harper (October 13, 2020)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B07D6P4931
- Print length : 293 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1529354846
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- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #205 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I cannot thank Harper Books enough for allowing me the incredible privilege of reading this book in advance!
Lovebirds and newlyweds who celebrate their anniversary on a weekly basis have just settled into their new home in upstate New York to be closer to his mother who is in a retirement home. A psychologist, he just opened a private practice back in his hometown. She is a professor at a local university. So quaint. When he goes missing one evening on his way to meet his wife, she doesn’t believe the rumors that he’s simply left town. He must be in danger.
Don’t even try to guess who amongst the plethora of equally unreliable characters is the culprit, just give in to the wild ride you are in for and enjoy every single cunning wave that Molloy is taking you on.
I read it as slowly as possible because I did not want it to end. Which, if you are a devotee to a psychological thriller, you know is extremely challenging, but with this book, it was my promise of a good night of beautiful reading.
Because I knew there’s a twist, I had two working theories as to possibilities for subterfuge. One was debunked going into Part Two, and the other was revealed to be true halfway through. So then I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to be surprised. I did keep circling around possibilities, but could never land on anything concrete.
Well let me tell you, I got surprised not once, but twice. I was more taken aback by the first reveal than the second, but they were both great additions to the story. This author is clever. This author is smart (learned some new words). And I love that I got caught off guard, because that rarely happens for me.
This story is told in alternating perspectives. Won’t say who narrates each because I want to avoid spoilers. All of the perspectives were interesting. All of the characters are fleshed out and believable. I love how the author kind of breaks the fourth wall by having characters openly discuss common themes/stereotypes/archetypes that readers regularly come across in this genre.
I’m very, very pleased with this novel. It was a great ride with a satisfying conclusion.
I was glued to the pages. I couldn't turn them fast enough. I was thinking did I miss something? Do I need to read the last couple of pages again? And guess what? I did. I went back and made sure that what I read was right.
A psychologist, Sam Statler, and his beautiful new wife, Annie Potter, have left New York City and are relocating to his hometown to take care of his mother who suffers from dementia. Annie soon learns that her husband had a reputation when he was in high-school. His nickname was Stats which gives you an idea of the type of guy he was.
Shortly thereafter, Sam sets up a new practice on the lower floor of the house not knowing that all his confidential conversations with his patients are being overheard through a vent. Then, during a storm, Sam disappears. No one knows what happened to him. Not Annie, not the neighbor, and certainly not the police.
Good golly Miss Molloy, you did well!I was entertained by this unreliable narrator with a twist.
Was it perfect? Close. Almost.
Two things that made me not give it a five-star rating. First, the portrayal of the detectives. They dismissed Sam's disappearance way too easily. No real police work was involved. Second, the ending. It was too predictable and cookie-cutter for me.
And now to check my amazon rating....... 😊