You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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Korelitz evidently considers her heroine to be deserving of some final hope amid the ruins, but that is no excuse for the lakeful of schmaltz we wade through at the end. Having unleashed the strangeness of Jonathan, it is a shame Korelitz felt the need to resolve her bleak and unsettling story into something much more trite
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'A great psychological thriller ... I couldn't put it down.' Daisy GoodwinGrace Sachs, a happily married therapist with a young son, thinks she knows everything about women, men and marriage. She is about to publish a book called You Should Have Known, based on her pet theory: women don't value their intuition about what men are really like, leading to serious trouble later on.But how well does Grace know her own husband? She is about to find out, and in the place of what she thought she knew, there will be a violent death, a missing husband, and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for herself and her child.A New York Times bestseller
 

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Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the author of the novelsA Jury Of Her Peers, The Sabbathday River, The White Rose and Admission, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for middle grade readers, and The Properties of Breath, a collection of poetry. A film version of Admission starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Lily Tomlin was released in 2013.
 
Published March 18, 2014 by Grand Central Publishing. 449 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
Reviewed by Suzi Feay on Jul 05 2014

Korelitz evidently considers her heroine to be deserving of some final hope amid the ruins, but that is no excuse for the lakeful of schmaltz we wade through at the end. Having unleashed the strangeness of Jonathan, it is a shame Korelitz felt the need to resolve her bleak and unsettling story into something much more trite

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Good
Reviewed by Stephanie Merritt on Mar 30 2014

Though it begins as a sharp comedy of manners around the lives of New York's super rich, the tone quickly grows darker as the tension mounts. The result is a witty, often insightful examination of marriage with the pace of a psychological thriller.

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