A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight | Review

A Good Marriage|Kimberly McCreightHarper CollinsPub: May 5, 2020| Pages: 410

I’m honestly surprised I liked this book! As I previously mentioned, I am usually not a fan of legal thrillers, but I quite enjoyed this one!

This book is about Lizzie, an attorney, that receives a call from a man she went to law school with who has just been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife. He wants her to represent him, but she doesn't work in criminal law, so she's not sure why.

This was a roller coaster ride! It started out a bit slow, but then I couldn’t stop reading! This book gives us multiple POVs, which I always enjoy! The different POVs are from present-day Lizzie, and Amanda’s POV prior to her death. These chapters made me even more engaged and entertained. Both women have secrets that they would rather take to their graves…what could those be?!

This book kept me guessing the entire time and I loved the ending! Such an entertaining and surprising read! Highly recommend!


Lizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call. Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane, but they’d be easier to swallow if Lizzie was there voluntarily. Until recently, she’d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam—she had everything she’d ever wanted. And then, suddenly, it all fell apart. 

No. That’s a lie. It wasn’t sudden, was it? Long ago the cracks in Lizzie’s marriage had started to show. She was just good at averting her eyes.

The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help—even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate: his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach’s the primary suspect. 

As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed—and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own. In the end, she’s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.


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