Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Brilliant, baroque, sensual, twisted, Rashomon marriage, but such terrible people.
Before, During, After by Richard Bausch.
Oceans of alcohol. Mountains of angst. Repugnant violence. Tedious secretiveness.
The Divorce Party by Laura Dave
Starts breezy, familiar, then smacks you with surprises and depth.
Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
Fun walked out. Sharp-witted suburban satire becomes melodrama. Gorgeous writing.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Take three women. Add batshit-crazy, blackout-drunk and homocidal. Stir well.
Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller
Magnificent adventure in complex blend of action, ancestry and self-reflection.
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
LOL funny. Sweetheart Don’s delightful, big-hearted Asperger’s begets serious trouble.