"Kaylie Jones's impressive novel...quivers with pressure from the outlet page...[A] attractive, finely plotted novel, which highlights colourful San Miguel and the complexities of kinfolk, loyalty and honesty. The Anger Meridian
is immediately a suspenseful secret and a superlatively gripping tale of self-discovery."
, Starred review
"Jones...has written a compulsively readable novel a few girl who manages to come back into her personal. With attractive characters, a compelling tale, and a seductive experience of position, it is a literary treat."
"Jones creates a seething portrait of a narcissistic mom during this tale of an grownup daughter's try and reconcile the looks of her wealthy and profitable kin with the cruel fact of a existence equipped on a chain of lies....Jones retains the motion churning...but possibly the novel's maximum feat is Bibi, an all-too-real poisonous monster of a mother."
"A fast moving tale of a lady who basically stops mendacity to others as soon as she stops mendacity to herself."
"The plot twists during this most modern from Jones are intriguing....For readers searching for a light-weight novel for the beach...this booklet is the prescription."
"The Anger Meridian opens with excessive drama...The novel...maintains a stunning experience of position and personality. there's a mental intensity to the tale, specially with regard to a prepared specialize in mom and daughter relationships. Underlying it is a compelling secret and a feeling of anxiety that would preserve readers relocating quickly throughout the story."
--KQED, "Beach Reads for Rebels: five possible choices to the common summer time Thriller"
"There's extra to the tale at each point the following, despite the fact that, and that's the brilliance of Kaylie Jones's writing....This interesting novel bases its secret now not quite a bit on unfolding occasions, even if those are good paced, yet as an alternative on how someone can reside a lifestyles parallel to the reality, in response to an ever-shifting set of lies and misrepresentations. there is actual possibility is remaking the reality to prevent clash, and that's by no means extra obvious than during this good crafted book."
--Reviewing the Evidence
"Must-read....Intriguing characters, complicated twists, and a distinct web page turner."
--Chicago Now, best five Books of 2015
Merryn Huntley is rudely woke up to the numerous undesirable judgements she has made in her existence while she is instructed by way of Dallas law enforcement officials that her prosperous husband Beau has been killed in a motor vehicle coincidence, besides a neighborhood waitress. Merryn's first intuition is to escape with the intention to guard her nine-year-old daughter, and the single position that feels secure adequate is her mother's attractive, remoted domestic in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Merryn's mom, the redoubtable Bibi, consistently stated to her as a baby, When you inform a lie, ensure you maintain it as on the subject of the reality as attainable, since it might be more uncomplicated to remember. mockingly, from the instant Merryn arrives, she is pressured into twisting the truth--about how a lot she knew of her husband and his shady enterprise affairs; approximately her personal mystery fanatics; and most significantly, that she is commencing to doubt the only one that has regularly been the best impression in her existence: her mother.
The state of affairs worsens while FBI brokers appear and start to invite Merryn questions about her husband's enterprise, which in simple terms intensifies her have to proceed mendacity. whereas Merryn's ideal existence starts off to fall apart round her, she needs to make a decision even if she will be able to face the main painful fact of all--that she has been mendacity to herself her complete life.