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Very funny (and dark) suburban drama about sex and murder. And Hamlet.,
This review is from: Unfaithfully Yours (Paperback)
Loved listening to this. A series of letters between 8 people, it starts with a private detective being hired to ascertain if one husband is cheating on his wife.
The letter-writers are all old friends (though this impression soon fades) and their complex relationships are revealed over the course of the book. We never see any action but only read letters talking about it. We see affairs, comings-out, even possibly a murder as the detective uncovers evidence that the wife of one corespondent may not have commutes suicide several years earlier but been killed by one of her friends.
I loved The Wimbledon Poisoner and enjoyed this greatly too. I thought I might find it hard to keep track of each character but actually found it fairly easy and loved the gradual unwinding of the marriages, relationships and plots. And I now really want to see the performance of Hamlet some of the characters act in, with codpieces, rutting and dodgy accents. Reporting it by letter worked well to make it all the funnier.
Will continue to look out for Williams' books. Lots of dark fun.