Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Separation by Katie Kitamura

A Separation
by Katie Kitamura
narrated by Katherine Waterston

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Just released: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Genre: Literary, Thriller
Hardback: 240 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
It began with a telephone call from Isabella. She wanted to know where Christopher was, and I was put in the awkward position of having to tell her that I didn't know.

This is her story. About the end of her marriage. About what happened when Christopher went missing and she went to find him. These are her secrets, this is what happened...

A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she's not even sure if she wants to find him. As her search comes to a shocking breaking point, she discovers she understands less than she thought she did about her relationship and the man she used to love.

A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. With exquisitely cool precision, Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerizing story to tell.


My two-bits:

Said to have a Gone Girl vibe. It certainly does. But takes on its own unique identity.

I liked doing some arm-chair traveling to Greece.

The introspection and gradual mystery reveals makes this thriller stand out.

The protagonist is not very likable. However, her actions and motives were a draw as well.

Got me thinking of the dilemma the main character found herself in. One of those, what would I do if in that predicament.

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* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of Cloak & Dagger Challenge (here)


3 comments:

  1. This sounds good, and I am glad it held its own. I often find these type of books have unlikable characters and yet I cannot seem to look away.

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  2. The Greek travel would be a definite hit, but I can see where a mystery about the people themselves as much as the disappearance would pull you in, too.

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