Nick and Amy Dunne are living in a rented house in a almost empty development. Both have lost their jobs to the recession. They've burned through Amy's trust fund, money from the Amazing Amy books her parents based on her childhood. And on the day of their fifth anniversary, Nick comes home to find the front door open and signs of a struggle in the living room.
Amy is gone. And the husband is always the first suspect...
This is one of those books that I can't say too much about without spoiling the fun. It's a psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next. Is the story plausible? That's one of the complaints I keep seeing lately in reviews of the books I've loved. No, these things couldn't happen. But no one says they did. They're fiction, intended to be an entertaining read and not a depiction of real life.
The new shawl is 198 Yards of Heaven, a free Ravelry download by Christy Verity.
For a free download, this pattern is impressive, with written and charted instructions and stitch counts listed for every repeat. I've paid for patterns that were less complete. There are purl stitches on the right side of the shawl, which I fussed about for the first few rows, especially on the wrong side when I had to keep track of where they were to knit them. But they're stacked one on top of the other, which makes it incredibly easy to find and correct mistakes at 2am.
I'm really hoping that my two skeins of Wool of the Andes will be enough -- it's gonna be close!
Silly disclosure -- the book came from the library. For more pretty knitting projects to drool over, check out On the Needles at Patchwork Times and Work in Progress Wednesdays at Tami's Amis.