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2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
Karen has
read 8 books toward her goal of 60 books.


Goodreads Summary: The Silent Wife

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim,rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater; she lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds; she likes to settle scores. He plays for keeps; she has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices,The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that cant be made, and promises that wont be kept. Expertly plotted,this debut novel ensnares the listener from page one and never lets go.

My Review 5 Stars


Okay that being said…TODD IS A PIECE OF SH*T DOUCHE BAG. How he destroyed all he had with Jodi for his friend’s daughter…and that Vanessa was so f*cked up too. How dare she!?!?!?! SERIOUSLY TODD, to just throw Jodi away like garbage. 

They both came from f&cked up home where their parents where horrible people, no wonder they are both so messed up. 

Highlight for spoilers (((I think…

Allison took the money and ran, I think she played Jodi from the beginning, she knew Jodi would have no idea what to do, so she planned taking her money and not caring what happened to her. And to think Jodi thought she was the best friend she had. 

Dean hired his own killers…and so glad Todd got what he deserved. Though, is he really happy that his grandchild has no father?????

Vanessa so played on Todd, she just wanted his money, not his love. She saw an easy way out and knew she could make him do what she wanted. Now she has a father in jail and a son with no dad, any money Jodi settles with her should go towards the baby NOT her. 

Jodi, so she and Ryan were abused by their older brother and their parents were oblivious…so sad. I knew something happened, besides her parents being horribly unaware and selfish. She was STUPID to not marry him, but she didn’t want to be like her parents. She was NAIVE AND PATHEITIC in that she had no idea what to do other than cook, clean, and see a few patients. Glad she finally came to her senses, kept her mouth shut, and GOT EVERYTHING! 

Todd, I am so glad he saw it all coming, I am so glad he knew he was about to die…even in the end he was an complete ass*hole.)))


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Goodreads Summary: The Widow Waltz

Georgia Waltz has things many people only dream of: a plush Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park, a Hamptons beach house, valuable jewels and art, two bright daughters, and a husband she adores, even after decades of marriage. It’s only when Ben suddenly drops dead from a massive coronary while training for the New York City Marathon that Georgia discovers her husband—a successful lawyer—has left them nearly penniless. Their wonderland was built on lies.
As the family attorney scours emptied bank accounts, Georgia must not only look for a way to support her family, she needs to face the revelation that Ben was not the perfect husband he appeared to be, just as her daughters—now ensconced back at home with secrets of their own—have to accept that they may not be returning to their lives in Paris and at Stanford subsidized by the Bank of Mom and Dad. As she uncovers hidden resilience, Georgia’s sudden midlife shift forces her to consider who she is and what she truly values. That Georgia may also find new love in the land of Spanx and stretch marks surprises everyone—most of all, her.
Sally Koslow’s fourth novel is deftly told through the alternating viewpoints of her remarkable female protagonists as they plumb for the grit required to reinvent their lives. Inspiring, funny, and deeply satisfying, The Widow Waltz explores in a profound way the bonds between mothers and daughters, belligerent siblings, skittish lovers, and bitter rivals as they discover the power of forgiveness, and healing, all while asking, “What is family, really?”

Georgia and her daughters seem to be beyond spoiled and out of touch with the real world. They have no clue what it means to live within or under your means. I can not relate to any of them, maybe this will change them and make them relateable.

Ben, what the f&ck did you do with all their money? Was he having an affair or did he make poor financial decisions? 


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Just Finished Reading… — 6 Comments

  1. Even though you said not to compare the first to Gone Girl, I couldn’t help but want to as I read your synopsis, so I guess it truly is harder then it looks, but still sounded like a book that I would enjoy. So, going to add it to my list. Thanks, Karen 😉

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