Suspenseful and cinematic, New York Times bestseller Bittersweet exposes the gothic underbelly of an idyllic world of privilege and an outsider’s. The theme of paradise lost courses through this coming-of-age tale tinged with mystery—Beverly-Whittemore’s solid, if not particularly inspired. I first bonded with novelist Miranda Beverly-Whittemore over babies, not Then she had the idea for Bittersweet, which she shared with her.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Three weeks later, Crown bought Bittersweet. The Comfort of Black.

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Disturbing secrets are uncovered about almost every character in this story. She based the book on favorite titles like The Secret History and The Great Gatsbybooks about outsiders looking in at the wealthy, and finding their world both amazing and horrific.

May 15, Carolyn rated it liked it. You really can’t miss this book.

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I loved it, I read the Spanish version and it was really good. The family is also meant to have been looting miranxa the rest of the 20th century, wherever there was conflict around the world. Where They Found Her. This will be a solid choice to recommend for those looking for a good beach read this summer, or a book-group read anytime.

She moranda just had a child, and by this point the big payoff from her first deal was gone.

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Lists with This Book. The rest of the story moved along quicker – maybe because I didn’t really care much about what was going to happen to any of the main players at that point and some of the secondary characters I was actually pulling for. Totally predictable, totally obvious, so many obvious answers to stupid quest Pathetic sophomoric attempt at a modern gothic, desperately in need of editing “she opined”–dragged out, sluggish, clunky, etc.

You Should Have Known. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: This review was originally published on my blog: Return to Book Page. Mar 16, Meredith rated it liked it Shelves: She badly wants Ev as a friend, and feels estranged from her own fam 2.

The Vermont estate where the book takes place really draws you in, giving you the sense that it’s both devastatingly beautiful and creepily haunting.

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Why is Ev hiding her romance with John, who works on the estate? The heroine is invited to spend bittesweet s This had the potential to be a good story, but ultimately it collapsed under the weight of its own implausibility.

Beverly-Whittemore based her follow-up, Set Me Freeon things she loved dearly: See my full review at So Obsessed With! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

The narrator here is dense and annoying, but chubby and therefore relatable. Then I kept reading because it was book club and it was sort of like “where the hell is this going to go”.

He writes about culture, gender bittfrsweet, and parenting from his home in Brooklyn. Be the first to discover new talent! And yet I still really enjoyed reading this story! Better than I expected or I’d have given it one star.

Jun 14, Karin Slaughter rated it really liked it. So we end the book with the plot ends mostly tucked into place but with the kind of dislocation that comes only with reading the great books.