The Eden Test / Adam Sternbergh.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Breckenridge Public Library||STE (Text)||33500013792312||New||Checked out||06/20/2023|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||STE (Text)||33500013792304||New||Checked out||06/12/2023|
- ISBN: 9781250855664
- ISBN: 1250855667
- Physical Description: 320 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2023.
"Adam Sternbergh brings his wit, humor, and a Hitchcockian sense of dread to What Have We Done, a chilling, surprising, and wholly entertaining portrait of a marriage on the brink. Seven Days. Seven Questions. Forever Changed. That's how The Eden Test, a week-long getaway, advertises itself for couples in trouble. And that's what Daisy, a talented actress, has signed up for, in the hopes of saving her marriage. It's a tall order, seeing as her husband Craig plans on leaving her for another woman. In fact, his bags are packed in the back of the car as he drives to the cabin in the woods in upstate New York. But spending time together is nice and Craig enjoys the solitude of the cabin, the nearby lake, and the apple orchard. He'd even like the quirky small town, if it wasn't for a few locals calling him a city idiot. Maybe this could actually work? But Craig doesn't know that Daisy, one of the best actresses no one has ever heard of, has her own secrets, including a burner phone she's been using to text someone else. Their marriage was already under duress but now the lies and secrets are coming so fast it's hard to keep up..."-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #1
*Starred Review* A frustrated Craig drives toward a secluded cabin that his actor wife, Daisy, has rented as a surprise for their anniversary. It's dark and he gets lost on the way, further complicating an already complicated situation: on that very night, he was planning to announce he was leaving her. His packed bags are in the trunk, and he has a flight booked for Cabo the next day with his latest fling. He's convinced he should run while he has the chance, but he ends up staying, falling under Daisy's spell once more. It turns out that they are there to take the Eden Test, designed for couples hoping to improve their marriages. The idea is to spend seven days in a secluded cabin and and answer seven probing questions, one a day, which examine how far you would go for the one you love. Will their "three years together and two years married" relationship survive? What could go wrong? The book opens with two ambulances at the cabin, setting the tone for the wild ride to come. This brilliantly paced thriller stars two absorbing and consistently self-absorbed lead characters and a mind-boggling supporting cast with a theatrical air that is perfect for dark drama. In a new direction for Sternbergh there is no postapocalyptic terror here (Shovel Ready, 2014), just riveting suspense in the classic Hitchcockian style. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.
Adam Sternbergh is an editor at The New York Times. He is the author of Shovel Ready, nominated for the Edgar Award; Near Enemy; and The Blinds. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.
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