THE LATE, LAMENTED MOLLY MARX
ISBN# (10): 0-345-50620-0/(13): 978-0-345-50620-7/(10): 0-345-51533-1/(13) 978-0-345-51533-9
May 19, 2009
Ballantine Books (A division of Random House)
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
E-Book and Hard Cover
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Rating: 4 Cups
Molly Marx never expected to die at a young age. She figured she would be old, but instead her life ended too soon. Now she watches over her family and remembers.
Barry Marx became a plastic surgeon at Mount Sinai in Manhattan. One reason he married Molly was for her sweet laugh. He is going to miss that sound.
Molly used to be a decorating editor until Annabel was born, then she changed to being a freelance stylist. Now Molly is dead. Her body was discovered by a runner near the bank of the Hudson River. She leaves behind a husband and a four-year-old daughter, Annabel Divine Marx. Molly is able to envision everyone in her family and recalls many of the precious moments. She remembers her father walking her down the aisle to marry Barry. She is able to see the rest of her loved ones at the funeral, and her dear friend, Sabrina Lawson, someone who never succumbed to Barry’s charm like some of the other women. Then there is Luke, someone she will never forget. As her visions continue, she wonders if the detective will ever solve her murder.
What an astonishing story. The Late, Lamented Molly Marx is tender, poignant, and touches the reader by leaps and bounds of love. When Molly was thinking if they even thought of her or would remember the taste of her cookies, I just wanted to cry. It is as if Sally Koslow has placed herself in Molly’s body displaying a grand read. With incredible writing, she creates a heartrending recollection of a woman’s life after death. It was fascinating reading the reaction to Molly and all the experiences she encounters after death, as she once again relives a past so vivid in her mind.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More