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A Kiss Before You Leave Me epub ↠ Kindle Edition õ moneyexpresscard ✓ Three master manipulators and a woman in love clash in the worlds of surveillance voyeurism and artMiranda Kincaid used liuor and other men to flee the control of her husband Vince and his mother Kathleen Now divorced sober andIve married misfit a once and future painter with demons of his own and his own plans for MirandaEual parts moral tale and 'guilty pleasure' 'A Kiss Before You Leave Me' is plotted like a thriller but its most memorable violence is emotional and all the disturbing because it's done in the name of loveEleven consecutive rave reviews from readers at com; average rating 49 stars out of 5'Cast a spell over me Original review at uestion of identity is one that cannot be answered in isolation As a social creature the way we define ourselves is often heavily influenced by the way we view others and the reverse This tangled web of relationships and identity forms the heart of James Hulbert’s literary character study A Kiss Before You Leave MeThe novel follows the flow of interactions between translator Miranda Kinkaid her ex husband stock broker Vince and her new beau a lawyer Miranda is a recovering alcoholic still emotionally and even financially reliant on her dependable ex husband When a new man is brought into her life by circumstance she is soon drawn toward a deep emotional intimacy that she’s been lacking all the while inspiring the artistic fire in her new boyfriend Emotional betrayal artistic obsession and the wounds of the past all combine together into a plot that may be subtle in its tension yet still engagingCharacterization is the true strength of this novel Although Miranda gets the most focus every character introduced is actualized with a depth that lends weight to their interactions Many of these characters may not necessarily be likable depending on the reader’s tastes but they are all very intriguing nonetheless Psychological states and changes play a key role in the progression of events and they are all handled in a manner that is both dramatic and interesting yet avoids any hint of implausibility The character work is generally strengthened by the use of multiple points of view throughout the novel though there were a few occasions where it felt like certain information was held back that should have been accessible given some of the POVs being followed I will note that I did find the occasional and uneven use of a frame narrator not only unnecessary but also somewhat distracting The issue didn’t arise enough to seriously impact my enjoyment of the storyOn occasion there was a slight tendency toward summary that did find less interesting mostly in the middle acts of the story Those segments aside the plot itself is generally paced well and moves along with enough emotional climaxes to have kept my interest For a mostly psychological character study there were a surprising number of interesting twists all the way through the endBourgeois ennui as a thematic thread runs throughout the novel Even though the ennui in itself didn’t resonate with me the expert characterization and the general exploration of relationships and social expectation were than satisfying In particular I found the examination of how various positive social connections can so easily be turned into damaging ones one of the most interesting aspects of this storyOverall I found A Kiss Before You Leave Me an intriguing exploration of the hearts and minds of several realistically depicted emotionally damaged charactersRating 4 stars

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Three master manipulators and a woman in love clash in the worlds of surveillance voyeurism and artMiranda Kincaid used liuor and other men to flee the control of her husband Vince and his mother Kathleen Now divorced sober and man free she's putting her life back together Vince now her friend wants her back and his mother will stop at nothing to keep them apart Kathleen's secret weapon? A new man a seduct “A Kiss Before You Leave Me” cast a spell over me from the opening words It was so strange and unexpected to be drawn into a place and time so smoothly introduced to characters who were both apathetic and intense I loved the introspective air of the narrative the reflective nature of the thoughts and ideas presented as the narrator invites you to see the world from their omniscient view There were times when I wanted to just read the story the actions and conversations taking place without “that voice” pointing things out but honestly I would say I prefer the author’s method instead of a point of view switching back and forthHeavy with dialogue in some places at others there were mostly descriptions Normally that’s a writing style that is also problematic for me but yet again that spell the author had cast upon me smoothed everything into a mesmerizing compelling wholeI enjoy the contemplative the complex and the subtle as relationships whether of a romantic nature or other kind can be thus “A Kiss Before You Leave Me” develops as the kind of affair you might have had if you were lucky or cursed depending on how you look at it that makes you think deeper drawing emotions not only from your heart and mind but your very soul Surface things are not always as they appear motives intentions people Seductive powerful whatever things I might wish had been different are meaningless because I found “A Kiss Before You Leave Me” to be excellent overall Very pleased to have been offered review of this work of literary fictionFor reviews and interviews please visit Flying With Red Haircrow

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A Kiss Before You Leave Me From the opening words Strange and unexpected Develops as the kind of affair you might have had if you were lucky or cursed depending on how you look at it that makes you think deeper drawing emotions not only from your heart and mind but your very soul Surface things are not always as they appear motives intentions people Seductive powerful excellent overall' Red Haircrow flyingwithredhaircrowwordpresscom A Kiss Before You Leave Me is literary fiction one of those “you know it when you see it” things with the plot of a suspense novel The characters are different from the norm enough that guessing their secrets and how it will all work out is virtually impossible How I felt about different characters kept changing as the story progressed with some significant surprises down the finishing stretch One item I noted was what seemed like a change in the point of view from one book major sections of the novel to the next In reality it wasn’t a change in the point of view – it is all in third person – however it changes from past tense to the narrator describing a series of paintings in present tense which allude albeit ambiguously to what happened I don’t see anything wrong with this practice and these sections were well executed but it may be off putting to some readersOriginally written for Books and Pals book blog May have received a free review copy