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After All These Years
After All These Years
Author: Susan Isaacs
The day after her lavish wedding anniversary bash, Rosie Meyers gets a big surprise: Her nouveau riche husband Richie is leaving her for a sultry, sophisticated, size-six MBA. When he's found murdered in their exquisitely appointed kitchen, no one is surprised to find Rosie's prints all over the weapon. — The suburban English teacher is the prime...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061091797
ISBN-10: 0061091790
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 464
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3.6 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Good murder mystery - with a little wit, a little sarcasm and many twists and turns thrown in for good measure. I enjoyed it.
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A funny page-turner about nouveau riche Long Island wife whose husband leaves her the day after their 25th wedding anniversary party. As the divorce proceedings are nearing conclusion, her husband is found dead in their kitchen and all of the evidence points to her. A very enjoyable read.
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Murder mystery with a very unusual ending. I was unable to stop reading through until the very end. Susan Isaacs is one very talented writer.
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9 stars out of 10. Very good book.
Once again Isaacs proves a dab hand at rattling skeletons in the closets of Suburbia--here,

murder and adultery are skewered with this author's typically savvy wit. In Long Island's

tony Shore Haven, Rosie Meyers makes an unsettling discovery in her kitchen just after her

25th wedding anniversary bash: the body of her husband, peremptorily dispatched with a

butcher's knife. The 40-something "suburban schoolteacher with a bit of a Brooklyn accent"

fears--accurately, as matters turn out--that she will become the odds-on favorite for prime

suspect, and goes on the lam to prove her innocence. With a heroine who gives new meaning to

the word "feisty" (and a host of other smartly drawn characters), Isaacs shows herself in

top form. Her barbs and witticisms garner laughs largely through a kind of recognition

factor: she makes observations many of us might have thought, but lacked the verbal

virtuosity to express. As if to reinforce the familiarity of her consistently on-target

humor, she drops dead-on references to pop-culture icons--Dirty Harry movies, L. L. Bean

apparel, etc. She has a field day lampooning upper-class mores (in Rosie's land of the

privileged, a housekeeper might commit "some upper-class atrocity, like folding the napkins

for morning coffee into rectangles instead of putting them in rings"), but also weaves into

this thoroughly diverting caper unexpected moments of genuine tenderness and sly social

commentary. A sure candidate for the bestseller lists.
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After a few pages of not being sure I wanted to read this book, I was hooked. Great suspenseful story, especially if you like your revenge "served cold."
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Love a good murder mystery, also love a gutsym stong woman who takes charge to prove her own innocense and find the killer.
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As usual, Susan Isaacs writes a terrific novel. She really develops her characters and tells a page-turning story that you don't want to put down. You can feel Rosie's confusion, sense of betrayal, anger and untimately, her need for vindication. You can't help cheering her on as she works to prove she didn't kill her rat of an ex-husband.
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Once again Isaacs proves a dab hand at rattling skeletons in the closets of Suburbia--here, murder and adultery are skewered with this author's typically savvy wit. In Long Island's tony Shore Haven, Rosie Meyers makes an unsettling discovery in her kitchen just after her 25th wedding anniversary bash: the body of her husband, peremptorily dispatched with a butcher's knife. The 40-something "suburban schoolteacher with a bit of a Brooklyn accent" fears--accurately, as matters turn out--that she will become the odds-on favorite for prime suspect, and goes on the lam to prove her innocence. With a heroine who gives new meaning to the word "feisty" (and a host of other smartly drawn characters), Isaacs shows herself in top form. Her barbs and witticisms garner laughs largely through a kind of recognition factor: she makes observations many of us might have thought, but lacked the verbal virtuosity to express. As if to reinforce the familiarity of her consistently on-target humor, she drops dead-on references to pop-culture icons--Dirty Harry movies, L. L. Bean apparel, etc. She has a field day lampooning upper-class mores (in Rosie's land of the privileged, a housekeeper might commit "some upper-class atrocity, like folding the napkins for morning coffee into rectangles instead of putting them in rings"), but also weaves into this thoroughly diverting caper unexpected moments of genuine tenderness and sly social commentary.


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