Thursday, April 23, 2009

Friday Finds -- 4/24

My Friday Find this week is Best Intentions by Emily Listfield. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

What happens when you think you know the person you love — and you're dead wrong?
From the acclaimed author of Waiting to Surface comes the story of four college friends whose reunion reawakens old desires and grudges — with fatal results. After tossing and turning all night, thirty-nine-year-old Lisa Barkley wakes up well before her alarm sounds. With two daughters about to start another year at their elite Upper East Side private school and her own career hitting a wall, the effort of trying to stay afloat in that privileged world of six-story town houses and European jaunts has become increasingly difficult, especially as Manhattan descends into an economic freefall. As Lisa looks over at her sleeping husband, Sam, she can't help but feel that their fifteen-year marriage is in a funk that she isn't able to place. She tries to shake it off and tells herself that the strain must be due to their mounting financial pressures. But later that morning, as her family eats breakfast in the next room, Lisa finds herself checking Sam's voicemail and hears a whispered phone call from a woman he is to meet that night. Is he having an affair? When Lisa shares her suspicions with her best friend, Deirdre, at their weekly breakfast, Deirdre claims it can't be true. But how can Lisa fully trust her opinion when Deirdre is still single and mired in an obsessive affair with a glamorous photographer even as it hovers on the edge of danger? When Deirdre's former college flame, Jack, comes to town and the two couples meet to celebrate his fortieth birthday, the stage is set for an explosive series of discoveries with devastating consequences.
Filled with suspense and provocative questions about the relationships we value most, Best Intentions is a tightly woven drama of love, friendship and betrayal.

Doesn't it sound fantastic? Click here to go to Emily Listfield's website.

Have a great weekend,
Jess

14 comments:

Mary said...

Well, I'm certainly intrigued!!! Thanks for highlighting this book. I hadn't heard of it.

Kristi said...

This sounds like a great book - I had not heard of it before either. The main character is close to my age - makes me wonder what some of my college friends are up to!

avisannschild said...

This does sound like a good one!

Dar said...

I'm going to be reading this one soon and can't wait. I really like the cover on it too.

Alyce said...

It sounds like it would be an intense read.

Cheryl said...

Sounds juicy! Definitely a story to grab your attention. Thanks for stopping by.

jlshall said...

I've had Listfield's "Waiting to Surface" on my TBR list for a while now. This one looks interesting, too.

PopinFresh said...

This does sound really good! Another book to add to my tbr list. Great find.

~ Popin

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reviewsonbooks said...

Great cover photo and cool question in the first line, I'm hooked!

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Emily said...

You guys are making my day!!!!
I'd love to stay in touch and hear what you think of my book, Best Intentions - I love connecting with readers!
Looking forward,
Emily
www.emilylistfield.com

Iliana said...

I've got this one on my nightstand and am so looking forward to it!

trishalynn0708 said...

Oh my goodness!! This is going on my top reads!!! Awesome! :)