A dark comedy!
Only one thing stands in the way of Laurel Applebaum’s happiness…Doug Applebaum.
Ever found yourself fantasizing about single life? No husband to cook for, clean for, and basically, you feel like you’ve adopted a man-child? Yes, yes I have. And this dark comedy is just that.
Laurel has had enough of Doug. And to tell you the truth about 3 chapters in I also had had enough of Doug. And when she receives a phone call from the hospital telling her he has been in an accident, her imagination takes over and she feels maybe, at last, he is gone! But, alas, he is just needier!
While Laurel works herself to death at a supermarket and comes home to do everything but wipe his bum!
This takes a few dark turns, but really after Coved, isn’t everyone ready to get rid of a spouse?
Only in your head of course, because murder is illegal. And in the end, Laurel will discover her strength and how to put her own needs ahead of those who won’t lift a finger to help themselves.
I have to admit to yelling more than a few times, “Just leave him!”. But as I have been married twenty years I can say it just isn’t that easy. I really enjoyed this one!
NetGalley/August 30th, 2022 by MIRA