Monday, July 2, 2007

The Latest Mrs. Furst by Susan Martins Miller

The Latest Mrs. Furst

About the book:

Jayne knows a lot about inner suffering: She lost a child, and she lost her marriage. All too eager to lose herself in a new relationship, she meets and is immmediately smitten by Mitchell, even though there is something a little...unsettling about him at times. When, in spite of the many red flags raised during their courtship, Jayne marries Mitchell, her dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Suffering eerie visions at night as devastating truths begin to surface, her sense of well being - and the marriage - begin to fall to pieces. What other haunting secrets lie beneath Mitchell's urbane exterior? Will Jayne turn out to be just the latest Mrs. Furst?

My thoughts:

The last sentence of the above book description had me going into the book thinking the events would be much more sinister. I was thinking "latest Mrs. Furst" as in Mitchell knocking off a previous wife/wives. The book is really a look into Anti-Social Personality Disorder, revealing many aspects of ASPD and how it affects different people in relationship with the person afflicted by it. I did find Jayne to be a likeable character, although a bit naive, and some of the minor characters in the book could have been developed a little more. The story does move a bit slowly at first, and at times is somewhat predictable, but the subject matter was interesting to me and prompted me to finish the book.


So Many Books... said...

Sounds good. =)

Jenny said...

Hey Jen! Pray things are well with you... *smile*