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Book: The Pilot's Wife
Author: Anita Shreve
A pilot's wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock at the door. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plan flown by her husband, Jack, has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable-one startling revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumors that Jack led a secret life, Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever that knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taut, impassioned novel as it movingly explores the question, How well can we ever really know another person?
What I Have To Say:
This book was given to me by a good friend, who happens to be a pilot's wife. The book starts off, within pages, of Kathryn being woken up and told her husband is dead. While I know Jack dies, I wasn't expecting it to happen so soon in the story. This book jumped right into the plot line; no preamble, no fluff to get things going. I was drawn into the story right away and read this book in a matter of days. The main plot is essentially who was the Jack that Kathryn didn't know and what happened to cause the explosion, the back story of Kathryn and Jack- how they met, how they came to live in coastal New Hampshire, and how their marriage evolved over time- is woven throughout the book.
Highly recommended! Captivating and engaging, with well developed characters, and a great plot. This is a heartbreaking story, but worth the read.