My no spoiler Goodreads review: Told in alternating chapters from the point of views of Deidre (sister of the deceased)and Theo (husband of the deceased), this story is a classic suspenseful whodunnit. Sometimes broken relationships are healed and the bad guys get what they deserve.
Some of my highlights:
- Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are. —Niccolò Machiavelli
- “We say we wish to know dark secrets, Theo, but we rarely mean it. The truth is often so ugly we can’t look it in the face.”
- “But I don’t think genes predict who you’ll be. They give you some characteristics, but they don’t define you.”
- He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into you. —Friedrich Nietzsche
- For as long as I’d known Mrs. Chen, her response to any situation, happy or sad, was to cook. It’s her primary way of expressing affection.
A recommended read. Quick, suspenseful, themes of nurture versus nature and more. I could be Mrs. Chen. Food is curative or can be.
As always, more to come.