Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Good House by Ann Leary

If you are looking for the perfect book to help you segue into the summer reading season, look no further than The Good House by Ann Leary. I was riveted by this book. The story line captured me, and the characters were so relatable. Hildy Good is the town realtor, and is amicable  toward everyone. She's even friendly to the town garbage man! But Hildy hides behind a dark secret. Hildy Good is an alcoholic. She even spends time in rehab at the insistence of her daughters. Of course if you ask her, she doesn't think she has a problem. Hildy truly believed she was a "social" drinker. A little wine with friends never hurt anyone. Right?  The problem lies in the fact that Hildy blacks out after consuming too much alcohol. Usually good ol' Hildy just wakes up with a raging headache. No harm, no foul. Until one night, things do go wrong. People are missing, and the facade of the quiet town becomes cracked and marred.

Ann Leary has seamlessly written a tale about what happens when our lives unravel, and how easily any one of us could slip into the path of oncoming disaster. I guarantee you will be gripped by the ending! At just under 300 pages, even the most reluctant readers will not have a problem getting through this face-paced, wild ride.

The Good House on Amazon
The Good House Indie Bound Link
Ann's Website

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