Book: Pam of Babylon, by Suzanne Jenkins
Genre and Year of Publication: Contemporary fiction, 2004
Where I got it: Free Kindle download
Length: 334 pages
Briefly, it’s what happens when a man dies suddenly and his widow discovers that he’s been having an affair – and more.
Comments: Ach, no. The plot line that I’ve indicated is indeed a theme that could be well explored in fiction. How does a woman come to forgive the mistress of her dead husband and even develop a friendship with her? But here is it all too slick, too easy. Add in all the other revelations that come tumbling out about this deceased creep – all in the space of a few weeks, mind you – and Pam’s acceptance of them all, and it just becomes too unrealistic.
NB: There is some “mature content” which may not be acceptable to more squeamish readers.
Challenges: ebook reading challenge 2014