I bought this on a complete whim because the cover and premise called to me. I didn't expect to really like it, but wow, was I in for a surprise. This is a surprisingly insightful book into one man, whom we never really meet; told by his 3 wives. Stuck in the middle of all of it is his son, who your heart just aches for. Definitely worth a read, I'm glad I picked this one up!
great story of 3 different women all married to the same man, who becomes a different man himself w/ each of the 3 women. Each woman's story is riveting and surely you will find some aspect to relate to your own life. An excellent read!
Absolutely wonderful book. Drew me in with the first sentence. A book about different lives revolving around one man. NOT a romance, dark in some places, but an interesting book that is easy to read.
The premise was original and thought-provoking. It was kind of a slow-moving book, something I'd picture as a dark movie that is very quiet and slow, very IFC-esque. I read this quickly, within a couple days because I wanted to know if Mr. Kimble would ever be exposed for the creep he was, and I liked Joan & Dinah. Good read.
I really enjoyed this story of a man who touches (and not usually in a very good way) so many lives. He can turn on the charm initially and draw women in only to leave them empty and wondering what went wrong. I particularly enjoyed the journey each woman took to reflect on the relationship with Ken and see the progression that they didn't realize was happening at the time. It raises questions about the importance of how the other person makes you feel both in the short and long term. Ken really seemed to be quite immature, only really able to connect with much younger women. I was intrigued by the character of Brendan the most, though he was only in the very end of the book. He seemed to embody the way we are shaped by our home environment and the potential we all have to rise out of our circumstances.
I'm glad I finally got around to reading this one. It raises so many questions in my mind about relationships and what draws us to others. This is truly great book, especially given that it is the author's first novel.