Bored Writer Seeks to Kill His Wife by John Neufeld
American fiction is a frontier ruled by outlaws, from the deluded gangster Jay Gatsby, and girlfriend murdering Clyde Griffiths, to the sociopathic Tom Ripley, and chaotically priapic Harry Angstrom...George Willetts, the desolate protagonist … see full wiki
George is married to Peg and bored. Their marriage has evolved to being platonic for several years with no hope of re-kindling the spark, especially since George keeps thinking he is dying of a heart attack.
During an out-of-town business trip George meets Valerie and enjoys a few hours in her company being semi-intimate to the limit in a public place. Valerie seems to create a new fantasy world for George and he uses the Internet world of email to keep the fantasy going with Valerie.
In the meantime he has to decide if he wants to take the next step to make the fantasy real and take the next step with Valerie. This causes all kinds of emotional issues for George who then has to decide what to do about Peg.
The book is one that is well written and draws the reader in with intimate character studies. The author provided me with an advance copy and it contained a list of intriguing discussions in the back for a book club. I highly recommend this book!