Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
Reviewed by Kay, Librarian at Bridgewater Library
Katherine Lyons is the pilot’s wife, who has learned to be separated from her husband, Jack, for long periods of time, yet feels strongly that she had a solid marriage with the man she loved. At the very start of the novel, Jack’s plane with 103 passengers aboard crashes and the investigation around this tragedy slowly reveals Jack’s secret life.
Katherine must deal not only with her grief but that of her 15 year old daughter. Plus she must accept the burden that Jack kept many secrets and was not the husband she believed him to be. The characters were appealing and the storyline keeps your interest chapter by chapter. It was a fine character study on how someone deals with grief and betrayal.