Monday, January 17, 2011

Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

Everyone eventually envisages the death of the people they love, but Adam Ross has taken those fleeting feelings and turned them into a shiver-inducing depiction of love and marriage. When Alice is found dead at the kitchen table, her husband David is the prime suspect. Both detectives investigating the case have their own respective sets of marital woes and are convinced that David is guilty. Fans of Who's Afraid of Virigina Woolf will be impressed with the caustic atmosphere Ross manages to create with a word or a glance. Not to be missed for fans of the dark side. Click here to see Adam Ross discussing the connections between Hitchcock's work and Mr. Peanut and here for the NY Times book review.