I Love You More

I Love You More

A Novel

Book - 2014
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One man, three wives, the perfect murder. A scintillating novel of betrayal and conspiracy.

Picasso Lane is twelve years old when her father, Oliver, is murdered at their summer beach house. Her mother, Diana, is the primary suspect--until the police discover his second wife, and then his third. The women say they have never met--but Picasso knows otherwise. Picasso remembers the morning beautiful Jewels showed up at their house, carrying the same purse as her mother, and a family portrait featuring her father with two strange boys. Picasso remembers lifting the phone, listening to late night calls with Bert, a woman heavily pregnant with Oliver's fourth child. As the police circle and a detective named Kyle Kennedy becomes a regular fixture in their home, Picasso tries to make sense of her father's death, the depth of his deceit, and the secrets that bind these three women. Cunningly paced and plotted, I Love You More is a riveting novel of misplaced loyalty, jealousy, and revenge.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385538558
Branch Call Number: MUR
Characteristics: 293 p. ;,22 cm


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One man, three wives, the perfect murder. A novel of betrayal and conspiracy. A shocking ending and truth really broke my heart. Recommended by Angela.

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Dec 31, 2015

A holiday trip for 11-year-old Picasso Lane and her parents is a shocking life-changer. Her father, Oliver, never returns home as he is mysteriously shot dead leaving wife, Diana and young Picasso to begin new lives. Detective Kyle Kennedy and his partner investigate the death and suspect murder but need patience to piece together a case. Meanwhile, the detectives discover that Oliver is also married to two other women. Secretly, Diana knows about them, and secretly Picasso does too. The three women had become acquaintances and allies when concluding they could kill their husband in a flawless crime. As one says over lunch, “We’re all smart women. We could pull it off.” This engrossing, well-plotted, first novel expertly uses multiple narrations to tell its story.

Jul 11, 2015

Interesting storyline. Held my attention. Good summer read.

Mar 01, 2015

Without giving the ending to this slightly creepy murder mystery, all I can say is “Well, that’s not what I expected.” Seattle resident, Jennifer Murphy, has created a page turner for her debut novel. Told by different characters in the story it is the tale of the murder of a husband who has three wives. Oliver is legally married to one but has children in all three marriages. One of the primary observers in the book is his legal daughter, Picasso. Murphy manages to create different voices for each of her narrators who include the wives, Picasso and the detective who has to solve the case.

eringate Feb 03, 2015

This book was a slow one for me. For one, I'm not sure if the author was 100% certain what she wanted this story to be. Drama? Suspense? Thriller? Depending on the chapter you read, it could have been any one of those. The ending was pretty predictable as well. I practically crawled to the ending of this book and regret the time I wasted.

Lynn0321 Jan 03, 2015

I loved this book. Twisted...once you think you know, you're shocked again. I liked all the different POV. It kept it interesting. I recommend this for a long weekend/vacation read.

Jul 08, 2014

Too many POV changes for my taste. The monthly "pink nights" and RCP picnics were just plain unbelievable.

Jul 01, 2014

1 dead husband, 3 blonde wives, and 4 children. Who killed Oliver? Each chapter is from a different character's perspective so we know what is happening from all perspectives, but we don't exactly know who pulled the trigger. A well written suspense novel and a fun read!

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