As Husbands Go

  • by Susan Isaacs
  • Narrated by Hillary Huber
  • 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Susan B. Anthony Rabinowitz Gersten assumed her marriage was great—and why not? Jonah Gersten, M.D., a Park Avenue plastic surgeon, clearly adored her. He was handsome, successful, and a doting dad to their four-year-old triplets. So when Jonah is found dead in the Upper East Side apartment of a second-rate "escort", Susie is overwhelmed with questions.
It's bad enough to know your husband's been murdered, but even worse when you're universally pitied (and quietly mocked) because of the sleaze factor. None of it makes sense to Susie—not a sexual liaison with someone like Dorinda, nor the "better not to discuss it" response from Jonah's partners. With help from her tough-talking, high-style Grandma Ethel, Susie takes on her snooty in-laws, her husband's partners, the NYPD, and the DA as she tries to prove that her wonderful life with Jonah was no lie.
A rare mix of wit, social satire, suspense, and a moving story about a love that just won't give up, As Husbands Go brilliantly turns the conventions of the mystery on end as Susie Gersten—suburban mom, floral designer, and fashion plate—searches not so much for answers to her husband's death as for answers to her own life.

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What the Critics Say

“[A] smart-alecky whodunit/surprisingly sweet love story…Isaacs brings it all together in this fast and furious ride through wanton greed, fragile relationships, and love worth fighting for.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Two queens of chutzpah and couture conduct a brazen investigation. Isaacs’ latest Jewish-gal-in-distress adventure purrs along perfectly––sharply funny, all-knowing, and marvelously diverting.” (Booklist)
“Isaacs’ fans will enjoy another sharp-tongued romp through the New York privileged classes and their foibles." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Not up to Susan Isaacs usual standard

What was most disappointing about Susan Isaacs’s story?

I have read many of her other books and almost always enjoy them. The characters in this book were universally unlikable and unsympathic. Even the sleuthing aspects of the story were disappointing. The narrator was not very good, but it may be the fault of the poor storyline. These were characters to whom I could not relate and I live in the city where this story takes place. Very disappointing book, not up to her usual standards.


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- Gary B. Bernstein

disappointing

The narrator is very good, although I can't tell if the book is very dull or the narrator has such a calm voice I kept falling asleep. If the superficial mentioning of labels and names were deleted the story would be half as long.
There are a few laughs, although not near as many as I thought. For some reason I thought Grandma Ethel would play a bigger part and that a larger part of the book would be focused on finding the killer, rather than on how the wife looks and feels and reacts. Slow slow slow. I only made it through 4.5 hours.
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- S. Sarabasha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.