“Jodi and Todd are married. They have reached a point in their marriage where they are just going through the routines. They don’t really love each other but it is almost too much effort to change things. Even though Todd is cheating on Jodi and Jodi knows it.
I have not read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn so I can not compare that book to this book. I was in the mood for something different and this book sounded like that something different that I wanted to read.
I like the alternating points of views with the “her” and “his” chapters. It makes the story more intimate. Also, it is a good way to draw me in as the reader. My biggest draw back with this book was Jodi and Todd. They both lived in their own giant bubbles. Neither one wanting to disturb the other one for fear that their bubble would burst and they would have to really face reality. I knew going into this book that Todd was going to be a jerk but I did not realize how much I was not going to like Jodi either. Even with not liking the characters, this is a quick read though. This book does give you more of the human prospective with the psychological as well.
Jodi and Todd were not married...but a "couple" for twenty years. How did you miss this? It is a very important detail in terms of his estate after death!!!!