You Should Have Known

Korelitz, Jean Hanff (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
You Should Have Known

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"A new novel by the author of Admission (a motion picture starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd) ... this time about marriage" --Provided by the publisher.
Authors: Korelitz, Jean Hanff, 1961-
Title: You should have known
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 439 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "A new novel by the author of Admission (a motion picture starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd) ... this time about marriage" --Provided by the publisher.
ISBN: 9781455599493
Statement of Responsibility: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Fiction Marriage Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
LCCN: 2013015825
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Jun 08, 2014
  • samdog123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Actually, I'm really surprised that I rated this book 'very good.' It had a very slow start where our main character, Grace, finds out her husband is not the man she thought he was. Having written a potential best seller, entitled, "You should have known," she advises her patients to listen to the signs that signal a bad choice right at the outset. What a good twist (bit of a spoiler here) that she is a victim who should have heeded her own advice. Really well done.

Jun 01, 2014
  • spatterson42 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Good plot idea, but poorly executed. This could have been an intense thriller, but instead, it was really sloooooow. Most of the book was description, but there was very little action. The main character spent most of the novel saying "What is going on?" without the reader getting hints about the answer. Really more boring than it should have been.

May 24, 2014
  • paraphan rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book had a good premise but the writer got lost somewhere. She needed to concentrate on one or other major aspects; was it about her new book or her marriage and the drama within. It started very slowly, the beginning of the 'real' story emerged and then….. The end was improbable, reminded me in some ways of "Sleeping with the Enemy" (Julia Roberts film) without being as well set up. Very disappointing.

May 03, 2014
  • ehbooklover rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

While this book’s premise sounded intriguing and very promising, it was ultimately a let down. The first half of the book was excruciatingly slow at times and the ending was way too neat and just did not ring true to me.

Apr 24, 2014
  • multcolib_karene rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good suspenseful psychological thriller set in the interesting milieu of upper class, private-school-attending Manhattanites. There's an interesting juxtaposition of psychological theories that are presented: on one hand, there's the Robert Frost theory of decision-making and life (I took the path less traveled and that has made all the difference) versus the idea that no matter what decisions we make, we'll always end up pretty much at the same point because of who we are.


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Apr 10, 2014
  • MARIA E WHELAN rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You Should Have Known was a thrilling read, filled with intrigue, shock, and horror. I thought the premise sounded very interested, and I was pleasantly surprised with the strength of the novel. Although I didn't connect on a deep level with the protagonist, her story and her post-traumatic life were engaging and seemed very realistic. Truly and enjoyable read.


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