A great psychological thriller ... I couldn't put it down.
)Korelitz has managed to combine a nail-biting narrative with an astute exploration into why the people we lie to most are ourselves
... What a winning combination this is: highly recommended for Gone Girl fans who will have been disappointed by most of the other lame knock-offs currently on offer.
)You Should Have Known occupies similar territory to Gone Girl or The Husband's Secret
, domestic suspense novels built on the universal fear that we might not know those closest to us as well as we think. Though it begins as a sharp comedy of manners around the lives of New York's super rich, the tone quickly grows darker as the tension mounts. The result is a witty, often insightful examination of marriage with the pace of a psychological thriller.
(Stephanie Merritt, Observer
)'This gripping psychological thriller had me in its thrall from page one ... A brilliant addition to the Oops-I-Married-a-Sociopath genre, started by Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl.'
)A powerful, addictive read
and a hugely satisfying and accomplished novel that resonates long after the final page. (Jill Dawson
)The most enjoyable kind of book: a beautifully written, insightful novel with fully realised characters and a plot that thrills all the way to the end. It kept me up far too late!
(Lucie Whitehouse, author of Before We Met
)Flat-out compelling psychological suspense that reminds us that smart women sometimes can make the most foolish choices
... excellent thriller, rich in plot twists, teasers, red herrings, and I-didn't-see-that-coming moments ... artfully combines wit and suspense into an irresistible
domestic nightmare. (Washington Post
)The pages get turned thick and fast ... a very entertaining read.
Chick noir/marriage thrillers/domestic noir - whatever you want to call them - are
having a moment ... With You Should Have Known, Jean Hanff Korelitz has grasped the genre firmly with both hands, but at the same time made it uniquely her own ... significantly superior domestic noir.
)It certainly kept me up at night.
(Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph
I just finished an absolutely terrific
book, You Should Have Known
by Jean Hanff Korelitz. It is a compulsively page-turning mystery
set in the rarefied Upper East Side private school scene. Perfect for the beach! (Lauren Weisberger (author of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA), Parade
)The thriller we're already obsessed with.
novel about the power of denial in relationships. (You Magazine (Mail on Sunday), Spring's Essential Reading List
A relationship therapist gets a nasty taste of her own medicine when she discovers some terrible things about the husband she thought she knew well. (Grazia
An unputdownably deft
vivisection of Manhattan's upper social strata. (Vogue.com, Spring's Ten Best Suspense Novels
)Extremely enjoyable ... a savvy psychological thriller.
thriller. (O (Oprah) Magazine
A rollickingly good
literary thriller. (Vanity Fair
... As a claustrophobic noose of unwelcome revelation tightens around Grace, it tightens just as effectively around us ... A cut above your average who-is-this-stranger-in-my-marriage-bed novel
, You Should Have Known
transforms itself at certain moments from a highly effective thriller
into a nuanced novel of family, heritage, identity, and nurture. (Boston Globe
The reader's mind is held on a knife-edge of suspense
as we observe dream lives catastrophically upturned ... heart-rending. (Anita Sethi, Metro
)'A significantly superior addition to the [marriage thriller] genre.'
(Lucy Scholes, Daily Beast
. (New York Daily News
)'A consuming, expertly plotted thriller.'
literary mystery [unfolds] with authentic detail in a rarified contemporary Manhattan. . . intriguing and beautiful. (Publishers Weekly
Korelitz paces her narrative with skill ... there are enough hints of revelation to keep the dramatic tension high. (Natasha Cooper, TLS
Korelitz writes deftly and drily about middle-class New York life ... a clever novel, predicated on the idea of storytelling itself. (Suzi Feay, Guardian
)For Gone Girl fans who've been disappointed by all the lame knock-offs that have followed, this one delivers ... An intelligent, gripping domestic thriller.
(Evening Standard Summer Reading
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