How well do you know your husband/wife/partner? What will you do if you find out that you hardly know the person you love? How will you handle the truth?
I love this book by Anita Shreve, which, by the way, was given to me by Bridget. I don't know his motivation other than to freak me out and give me subliminal messages. As in "read between the lines." 😛
Kidding aside, I love the way the author described the inner turmoils of the main character Kathryn, the pilot's wife.
The story revolves around her emotional, physical and psychological struggle after receiving the news of the plane crash of which her husband was the pilot. Immediately after the shocking news, she's confronted with bits and pieces of information that just didn't fit; numbers and names on scraps of paper, the cockpit voice recoder apparently revealing disturbing things that happened in her husband's last moments alive, and the airline's refusal to release the information she needs to find closure. But more than that, she finds out that she hardly knew the person she's been married to for many years.
Intriguing? Anyway, I'm not a writing expert, so I will not get into the nitty gritty of her writing style, suffice it to say that I think that the writer was a bit struggling to sustain the passion and emotion in the first part of the novel, which was slowly losing steam even before the revelations. A good read pa rin. Recommended to you guys out there with husbands, wives, boy/girlfriends.
After you’re through reading, the question “How well do I know my partner?” will haunt you. Promise. 😉