Saturday, January 24, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: A Good Marriage by Stephen King



ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

What happens when, on a perfectly ordinary evening, all the things you believed in and took for granted are turned upside down?

When her husband of more than 20 years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

MY REVIEW:

How well does anyone really know anyone? is the question Darcy Anderson finds herself asking when she discovers a horrifying secret about her husband Bob while he is away on a business trip.  After 27 years of marriage, she realizes that he has a dark side that she would have never imagined.  And that dark side changes Darcy's life forever.

I had never read anything by Stephen King before, so I don't have any of his other works with which to compare this one, other than the well-known movies that were made from his books (Carrie, The Shining, Misery, etc.).  A Good Marriage is certainly disturbing, which I expected, but due to the sexual nature of the disturbingness, this book not for everyone.