Before We Met Who's the couple? London housewife Hannah Reilly and her financier husband, Mark. What's their story? When Mark fails to return home from a New York… Before We Met Who's the couple? London housewife Hannah Reilly and her financier husband, Mark. What's their story? When Mark fails to return home from a New York… 2014-01-21 Fiction Thriller Bloomsbury USA
Book Review

Before We Met (2014)

BEFORE WE MET Lucie Whitehouse
BEFORE WE MET Lucie Whitehouse
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 21, 2014; Writer: Lucie Whitehouse; Genres: Fiction, Thriller; Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Who's the couple?
London housewife Hannah Reilly and her financier husband, Mark.

What's their story?
When Mark fails to return home from a New York business trip, Hannah's illusion of a perfect marriage is gutted.

How good's the big twist?
Thanks to the novel's overt Britishness, the twists that ensue are more taut and fraught than manic and frantic. Whitehouse's tale is paranoia-inducing, especially in its second half, but the author's well-mannered delivery and pacing keep it from turning into a heart-pounding thriller. B
Originally posted Feb 12, 2014 Published in issue #1299 Feb 21, 2014 Order article reprints
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