Pleasantly, I should add. The beginning ambles along satisfyingly enough and then Devon and Jenna are a young married couple, living and working in Silicon Valley. His sole reason for living is Jenna, and everything he does is for her. But this is at a hefty financial cost, and when the promotion he's banking on, which will clear their overstretched bank balance, is delayed, their spirally Well, this one caught me by surprise!
But this is at a hefty financial cost, and when the promotion he's banking on, which will clear their overstretched bank balance, is delayed, their spirally debts have a catastrophic effect on their lives. An upwardly mobile young couple enjoying their success, but suddenly drowning when they find themselves financially running before they can walk and struggling to maintain appearances to their peers.
So you really find yourself sitting up straight when the story takes a very dark and gripping turn. I think I would have liked a little more attention paid to editing…there were a number of errors…and the ending was just a tad convenient. Overall, however, I did enjoy this and was impressed by the author's writing. Not as good as some of Cathryn Grant's other Suburban Noir novels.
Ending too abrupt But good story. It got my attention quickly and kept it, I would recommend this book to anyone at all. Jun 13, Georgeanna rated it liked it. Cathryn Grant paints an all too believable picture with this story. The writing and editing were both really good.
Her shallow, greedy, selfish, superficial husband and wife main characters were so realistic and unlikeable that I was rooting against them the whole time. So many people today are obsessed with 'keeping up with the Jones' and amassing huge debt while trying to do so, that this story could be pulled from todays headlines. No spoilers, but I was wishing for a much more dramatic endin Cathryn Grant paints an all too believable picture with this story.
No spoilers, but I was wishing for a much more dramatic ending. May 11, Lisa rated it did not like it. Read this in exchange for a review on Amazon and struggled to get through it. I had absolutely no sympathy for the two main characters who earn a quarter of a million a year and still find themselves totally in over their head.
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The codependency of the two made me nauseous as well. They can't do anything without each other and the overemphasis of their relationship became old. Without giving a spoiler the events of the second half of the book were plain out stupid and a terrible ending. What a wa Read this in exchange for a review on Amazon and struggled to get through it. What a waste of time! Jun 21, Liz Shaw rated it it was ok.
Buried by Debt by Cathryn Grant
Shallow narcissistic protagonists in a slow moving story. Brenda Buchanan rated it it was amazing Aug 24, Barbara rated it liked it Jan 11, Linda Lewis rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Sandy Meyer rated it really liked it Apr 09, Deborah Jaouen rated it liked it Sep 13, Lori Lemay rated it really liked it Oct 05, Susanna Sirgo rated it really liked it Feb 27, Dani Norwood rated it liked it Mar 23, Melanie rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Janis Ensminger rated it liked it Jul 15, When she learns that the abandoned When everyone claims to speak for God Vain, sensuous, jealous, and idealistic, Gabrielle is a devoted mother and madly in love with her husband.
As the minister of Grace Lutheran Church, Mark's devotion to the me In Ugly Truth, Madison is confronted by an entity whose message could destroy the pastor of the church where she wor Finally, the truth is revealed! In the final novella of this Suburban Noir ghost story series, Madison is consumed with her desire to find the ghosts from her past and allow them to rest.
In the tenth ghost story in this series, Madison Keith is confronted by an entity whose message could destroy the pastor of the church where she works.
Everyone hides behind a mask on social media In the heart of Silicon Valley, a group of longtime friends display their idealized lives on social media. When only the good things are posted, their lives appear satis Michelle is a good mom. She and her family are enjoying a summer vacation at Pine Mountain Lake.
When she drives past two boys walking in the heat of the day, her maternal instinct kicks in and she offers them a ride.
Slowly she realizes these two ar For a taste of Suburban Noir -- a collection of eleven Flash Fiction stories that will make you shiver and sometimes look over your shoulder. Like a shot of vodka or scotch, flash fiction is a quick hit to the brain at the end of the In the ninth ghost story in this series, Madison is determined to get some answers about the ghosts from her past.
Returning to her childhood home, she finds more than she bargained for: a detective who no longer cares, an aunt and uncle who are not Office politics, frustrated desire, and murder send two women down unexpected paths that dramatically alter their lives. Fanatical dedication to her career, an MBA degree, and a savvy awareness of workplace politics are all Laura Bachman needs to take Like a shot of vodka or scotch, flash fiction is a quick hit to the brain at the end of the day, a startling Obsession, fanaticism, and ambition clash leading to death.
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Bob sneaks a cigarette every week. As he smokes the forbidden cigarette, he fixates on the people at the church across the street. He has a thing about religious fanatics. After a brief e Not only does Madi In Fatal Cut, a man is brutally murdered in the church parking lot.
An Affair with God (a Suburban Noir Novel)
Madison Keith is the only one who isn't surprised by the identity of the kill Secrets, lust and murder in suburbia. Some of Claire's neighbors are not what they seem. The only thing she wants is to be a good mom. But has she chosen the wrong man, a neighbor she's known for years, to watch her son? Brian is a schoolteacher and a sc Madison and In the fifth novella in this series, Madison stumbles across the body of a homeless man lying in the street in front of the church where she works as an administrative assistant.
The sickening and persistent ghost of the dead man forces her to search Grant's Getting Ahead, , etc. Allie is an attractive woman with a nice home, a successful husband, and a supportive group of friends Her psychological suspense fiction reveals the motives and desires that lead to suburban crime. Her Suburban Noir novels, ghost story novellas, and short fiction have been described as "making the mundane menacing".