As Husbands Go: A Novel

As Husbands Go: A Novel

by Susan Isaacs
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As Husbands Go 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
John and Susie Gersten live the perfect life with their four years old identical male triplets (Dashiell, Evan and Mason) in exclusive Shorehaven, Long Island. He is a thriving Manhattan plastic surgeon and she a floral designer although the income exclusively comes for his practice. They employ a housekeeper and two Norwegian au pairs. However, the Gerstein family idyllic life ends abruptly when he is found murdered in the apartment of a high priced hooker. Susie rejects the NYPD-District Attorney's assertion that escort Dorinda Dillon killed her client with a scissor because the widow strongly believes her late spouse would not cheat on her. With the aid of her grandma Ethel, Susie investigates who killed her husband and why. More of a sharp character study than an amateur sleuth; Susie's objective is not to free Dorinda, but to prove to her friends, family and the tabloids that her wonderful life was genuine. Her belief in her husband's fidelity is based on his treatment of her and his being a devoted loving father. Although the story line takes a while to set the table, Susie's account makes for a strong tale. The story line skewers the wealthy avaricious people who never have enough money; admonishes the legal system for settling for the easiest resolution; and bites the media for dumbing down reporting with sound bite analysis. Susan Isaacs provides a strong look at the grimier side of the American dream. Harriet Klausner
Ann76 More than 1 year ago
This was the first and last book of Susan Isaacs I will pick up. I couldn't even make it through the entire book because it was so boring. In an attempt to be funny the author fills up the pages with useless and boring details and goes off the point on many tangents that add nothing to the story. I tried to skip over these parts but there were so many that I finally gave up on the entire book. This is one of the books that makes me think publishers will publish anything whether the author has any talent or not. Don't waste your time with this one.
DenisePW More than 1 year ago
I've read quite a bit from this author, & this is not her best work at all. The plot doesn't wake up until about page 200, & the mystery is see-through. Yawn. What a shame.
Smoothsailing More than 1 year ago
This book about the grieving of a plastic surgeon's widow takes a twist as she tries to clear his name and save her perception of him.
so25 More than 1 year ago
A hooker named DorindaDillon might have killed Susie's husband? She is determined to find the truth. With the help of her awesome Grandma Ethel, her grandma's lesbian partner, best friend's husband FatBoy, she researches tirelessly to find answers. Some parts were kind of confusing, but this book was funny and had unexpected twists. Loved it!
Kimsterbee More than 1 year ago
The story was enjoyable but found myself trudging through at times. The ending was anticlimactic to say the least! I have to say I thought this book would be more in the genre of the Stephanie Plum books, so maybe it's just me.
TamiCPhT More than 1 year ago
The sarcastic look at society's hangups on materialism combined with the witty and insightful, yet touchingly human main character makes this novel a "must read" for anyone who enjoys sharp wit and clever satire. The "who and how done it" was also well written all the way to the last word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the storyline. Having faith in someone and the strength and conviction to prove it fact.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a hard book to get into and stay focused.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting but dragged on a bit kept wanting to get to the point
luvtoreadNG More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book...I usually like Susan Isaac's books & I wasn't disappointed. I loved the NY venue (I love NY City, so I enjoyed that). I just felt the ending was very abrupt and while I liked the way it ended, I didn't like the manner. The characters were likable; you really were rooting for Susie, Jonah & the family.
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A so-so mystery, the whodunit revelation was very anti-climatic. More of a blink & you'll miss it. I liked the main character & her approach to the circumstances of her life. However the story felt a bit like the author got bored with writing it about 2/3 thirds through & just phoned in the resolution. This is book falls into the 'popcorn' reading category for me - it's fine & tasty while you're in the middle of it but an hour after you finish the satisfaction is already beginning to fade.
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