Wednesday, July 1, 2009

(53) The Late Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow


What do you think happens to us when we die?

Do you go directly to Heaven? Or Hell? Are you able to check in on your family? To see what they do after you pass? I think everyone would like to take a peek at their own funeral, to see who shows up and who doesn't. Who cries and who doesn't.

Molly Marx gets the chance to linger in "Duration". Which gives her the chance to peek in on her family as they try to deal with her sudden death. She gets to see her husband with his mistress. Her daughter with her Nanny. Her twin sister briefly lose her mind with grief. And she gets to observe Detective Hicks try to piece it all together and find out what happened to poor Molly Marx.

But make no mistake, Molly Marx is no saint.

In between her voyeuristic visits, Molly shares with us tidbits of her life. From growing up in Chicago with her twin sister, Lucy. To her inappropriate relationship with Luke. But not even Molly knows how a she died. And she will not rest until the truth has been revealed.

Now, I know that just by reading the premise of this book, you are thinking it is a depressing, dark read. But it is not, really it is not. Nor is The Late Lamented Molly Marx a "fluffy" Chick Lit book. It is a well written story with developed, flawed, yet likable characters.

Thank you , Ms. Koslow, for sending me a copy of The Late Lamented Molly Marx. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Molly, Barry, Annabelle & the rest of the family.

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