Published by Telemachus on January 1, 2012
“They need to be exercised, hearts do … to keep them strong.”
Every family has skeletons, but the Grayson family has more than its share of secrets–and of portraits. Mystery portraits that incite and obscure. Portraits to die for. An unsolved celebrity double murder in Pennsylvania. A girl looking for autonomy. A young man in search of an identity. An older man’s quest for justice.
A plot that pulls and twists.
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What I Thought. . .
This was certainly a book that caught my attention and one that used language in a way that paints a picture for the reader. The Angry Woman Suite is unlike any book I have ever read, part of the reason I jumped at the opportunity to read it. I wanted to challenge myself with something that is unlike my usual choice of genre and challenge myself I did! I wish I could say that I absolutely loved this book, but that wouldn’t be truthful. I enjoyed it and found it an intriguing and thought provoking read, but I didn’t have that feeling one has when they finish a book they absolutely loved.
However, the writing in itself was enough to keep me from closing the book and moving on. I wanted to know what would happen. I needed the answers.
As for the main characters, they are each developed so well that I could visualize them down to the smallest detail. Fullbright certainly has a way with words that paints even the most complex picture.
I think what I struggled with most while reading this book was how dragged out it seemed to be to get to the actual murders. That may be my impatient side coming out, but there were hints tossed about here and there, but it took forever for the pieces to finally come together.
If you enjoy a mystery and well-written, thought provoking read, then this is the book for you. I am glad that I took a chance with it and perhaps one day down the road I will read it again to see if my feelings towards it has changed.
Overall, I give it 3.5 stars.
About the author:
Lee Fullbright, a lifelong San Diegan, lives on beautiful Point Loma with her Australian cattle dog, Baby Rae (owner of her heart). Her literary mystery, The Angry Woman Suite, was a Kirkus Critics’ Pick, and won a Discovery Award (for literary fiction), as well as a Royal Dragonfly HM, and the award for “Best Mystery” at the 2013 San Diego Book Awards. Lee Fullbright is also the recipient of the 2013 Geisel Award, for “best of the best” at the SDBA. Connect with Lee on her
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