Book Review for CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Hallie Ephron
CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Hallie Ephron
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A smart and gripping domestic thriller surrounding a woman thrown into a wonderfully messy situation.
CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR is pure entertainment. From the interpersonal relationships to the intrigue surrounding a storage locker to a murder, Ephron delivers a suspenseful and addictive tale which sparked all sorts of joy in this reader.
I have to say. There is not much about this story I didn’t like. It is one of those novels you sit down with and don’t get up until you finish. The fast-paced nature of the writing was only made better by the tidbits of information author carefully places within her narrative. I absolutely adored that Emily was an organizer by profession and Ephron weaved that seamlessly into the intrigue surrounding her. As each moment unfolds, the reader gets more and more into what could be going on. Many times, I had to reevaluate my perspective on certain characters and what they were capable of.
Honestly, this is a must-read for suspense fans out there. I hate to say that a murder mystery or psychological thriller was fun to read but it was. I loved every twist, turn, and misdirection. I cannot wait to dive into Ephron’s next book.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
From the New York Times bestselling author of There Was an Old Woman comes a novel about a professional organizer with a deadly problem she may not be able to clean up.
Emily Harlow is a professional organizer who helps people declutter their lives; she’s married to man who can’t drive past a yard sale without stopping. He’s filled their basement, attic, and garage with his finds.
Like other professionals who make a living decluttering peoples’ lives, Emily has devised a set of ironclad rules. When working with couples, she makes clear that the client is only allowed to declutter his or her own stuff. That stipulation has kept Emily’s own marriage together these past few years. She’d love nothing better than to toss out all her husband’s crap. He says he’s a collector. Emily knows better—he’s a hoarder. The larger his “collection” becomes, the deeper the distance grows between Emily and the man she married.
Luckily, Emily’s got two new clients to distract herself: an elderly widow whose husband left behind a storage unit she didn’t know existed, and a young wife whose husband won’t allow her stuff into their house. Emily’s initial meeting with the young wife takes a detour when, after too much wine, the women end up fantasizing about how much more pleasant life would be without their collecting spouses.
But the next day Emily finds herself in a mess that might be too big for her to clean up. Careful what you wish for, the old adage says . . . now Emily might lose her freedom, her marriage . . . and possibly her life.
About the Author: Hallie Ephron is the New York Times bestselling author of Never Tell a Lie, Come and Find Me, There Was an Old Woman, and Night Night, Sleep Tight. For twelve years she was the crime fiction reviewer for the Boston Globe. The daughter of Hollywood screenwriters, she grew up in Beverly Hills, and lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (August 6, 2019)
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