Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The six most deceptive marriages in fiction

At the B&N Reads blog Jeff Somers tagged six of the most deceptive marriages in fiction, including:
The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapena

Lapena’s debut set a standard in deceptive marriages with Anne and Marco Conti. On the surface, they are the perfect young couple: successful, loving, blessed with an adorable baby daughter. The first hint that they’re not that perfect is their decision to leave baby Cora alone for the evening when the babysitter cancels on the night of a party. Arriving home late and inebriated, they discover the front door open and the baby kidnapped. The investigation slowly picks apart their perfect image, revealing rot and lies, building towards a series of revelations that make it clear just how much of a deception the marriage really was.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue