Thursday, January 16, 2020

Zenith Man
by Jennifer Haigh

Publisher: Amazon
Pages: 23
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Whatever had been going on behind the closed doors of the shuttered old house, the couple who lived there kept it to themselves. Among the locals, there’s only chilling speculation.

Neighbors are shocked when Harold Pardee reports his wife dead. No one even knew the eccentric TV repairman was married. Within hours, horrible rumors spread about what that poor woman must have endured for thirty years. Until the Pardees’ carefully guarded world is exposed. New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh delivers an endearing short story about our misguided perception of strangers, the nature of love, and the need for secrets.


Kritters Thoughts:  An interesting little story that is less than 25 pages, but so much is packed into just a few pages.  Harold Pardee wakes up one morning and his wife has passed away at some point in the night, he calls to report and maybe doesn't choose the best of words to describe the fact that his wife is dead and he is charged with his murder.  A young lawyer unfamiliar with murder trials gets a break . . .

With a short book/story, my review will be short and quick.  I loved it.  I always worry with short stories that with the limited pages will the story feel full and this one absolutely did.  I wanted more which for me is a good sign!  Pick this one up for a quick afternoon read this new year.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 46 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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