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I have never had this experience before.
I read the reviews, and there were a LOT of 5-star comments. But I didn't understand what the book was about.
I THOUGHT the husband would discover a mystery about his wife. I did not understand that - on his way to learning her secret - he would be physically and mentally abused, repeatedly, in secret and then in front of their small children. I did NOT understand that - to get to the end of this book - I would have to watch this normal man reduce in size and confidence and personality. The humiliation was graphic and terribly disturbing, and it never let up. Even now, as I recall the first 2/3 of the book, my stomach has begun to hurt. I imagine that this is how one would feel if one were forced to watch a terrible person beat a defenseless dog for YEARS!
I do not know the ending, and I would like to find out if the husband and children escaped with any semblance of a life. But I cannot listen to one more word.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What would have made A Suitable Lie better?
Not to have been written.
What will your next listen be?
I am trying Small Face
Would you be willing to try another one of Steven Cree’s performances?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
It was like Coronation Street on a very bad day, and I have not seen Coronation Street since I was 11, some 61 years ago. It was nothing like the write-up, it was just utter foolishness writ large. I gave up after an hour and a half of it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This was a difficult listen but there was an authentic tone to Andy's problems with Anna. It was very well narrated but I thought the ending was rather contrived although overall a good listen.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful