The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow
Published: 2009 by Ballantine Books
Reading Challenge: 2013 TBR Pile Challenge
Molly Marx died far too young under mysterious circumstances — was it really an accident or did she take her own life? Or was it murder?
We meet Molly as she is narrating the events of her own funeral. She is not revealing details about her death, but rather follows those she left behind: her philandering husband Barry, her mother-in-law, her parents, her twin sister, her best friend, her lover, and her young daughter Annabel as they cope with her sudden disappearance from their lives. She watches as they move on without her, and how they react to the questioning of Hiawatha Hicks, the police officer charged with investigating her death.
Despite the subject of death that lingers throughout, this novel is a lot of fun. It has a bit of everything: mystery, humor, romance, sadness, and it all works well. I really enjoyed reading it.