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October 16, 2017

#BookReview: Poison by Galt Niederhoffer @Netgalley

 
Poison is a literary psychological thriller about a marriage that follows minor betrayal into a bubbling stew of lies, cruelty, manipulation, and danger.

Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the Modern Family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Portland —a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom. They seem insignificant, but they are quickly followed by a series of denials and feints that mushroom and then cyclone in menace.

With life-or-death stakes and irreversible consequences, Poison is a chilling and irresistible reminder that the closest bond designed to protect and provide for each other and for children can change in a minute.





GALT NIEDERHOFFER is a writer and producer. She has written several novels, including The Romantics and Poison, and has produced over thirty indie films, twelve of which were selections and award-winners at the Sundance Film Festival. She has produced films that won the Audience Award, Screenwriting Award, Directors Award, and Cinematography Award at Sundance. Niederhoffer has also been published in Vogue, New York Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar. She lives in New York City.





This one looked really good but the execution just didn't live up to the amazing premise.  I just wasn't sure how I should rate this one. The premise screams thriller but I didn't really get that. The pace was very slow and I really didn't care about the MC Cassandra. I really wanted to like this one but it just didn't happen. The writing style and the story it just didn't work out for me.  For me, I just cant overall recommend this one. 



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