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Take Me Apart [Reading] ➶ Take Me Apart By Sara Sligar – Thomashillier.co.uk A young archivist s obsession with her subject s mysterious death threatens to destroy her fragile grasp on sanity, in a riveting debut novel of psychological suspenseWhen the famed photographer Miran A young archivist s obsession with her subject s mysterious death threatens to destroy her fragile grasp Take Me MOBI :↠ on sanity, in a riveting debut novel of psychological suspenseWhen the famed photographer Miranda Brand died mysteriously at the height of her career, it sent shock waves through Callinas, California Decades later, old wounds are reopened when her son, Theo, hires ex journalist Kate Aitken to create an archive of his mother s workFrom Miranda s vast maze of personal effects, Kate pieces together a portrait of a vibrant artist buckling under the pressures of ambition, motherhood, and marriage As the summer progresses, Kate navigates vicious local rumors and her growing attraction to the enigmatic Theo, all while unearthing the shocking details of Miranda s private life But Kate has secrets of her own, and when she stumbles across a diary that may finally resolve the mystery of Miranda s death, her curiosity starts to spiral into a dangerous obsessionWith breathtaking and haunting imagery, Take Me Apart paints a vivid picture of two magnetic young women, separated by years, but bonded by shared struggles Sara Sligar draws readers into a web of secrets and lies, alternating between the present and the past and revealing the truth about Miranda s death through the objects she left behind.

    Take Me Apart PDF î Take Me MOBI :↠ when her son, Theo, hires ex journalist Kate Aitken to create an archive of his mother s workFrom Miranda s vast maze of personal effects, Kate pieces together a portrait of a vibrant artist buckling under the pressures of ambition, motherhood, and marriage As the summer progresses, Kate navigates vicious local rumors and her growing attraction to the enigmatic Theo, all while unearthing the shocking details of Miranda s private life But Kate has secrets of her own, and when she stumbles across a diary that may finally resolve the mystery of Miranda s death, her curiosity starts to spiral into a dangerous obsessionWith breathtaking and haunting imagery, Take Me Apart paints a vivid picture of two magnetic young women, separated by years, but bonded by shared struggles Sara Sligar draws readers into a web of secrets and lies, alternating between the present and the past and revealing the truth about Miranda s death through the objects she left behind."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Take Me Apart
  • Sara Sligar
  • English
  • 10 November 2017
  • 0374272611

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  1. Lala BooksandLala Lala BooksandLala says:

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  2. Kat Kat says:

    i know this just came out last month but y all better not keep sleeping on this bookof a literary psychological drama than a traditional thriller, this is a book that explores the pressures of art, marriage, and motherhood it connects two women through their struggles, intertwining their lives in a way that completely grabbed my attention and i would highly recommend cw suicide, discussions about loss of a loved one grief, mentions of self harm, domestic violence, rape sexual assaul i know this just came out last month but y all better not keep sleeping on this bookof a literary psychological drama than a traditional thriller, this is a book that explores the pressures of art, marriage, and motherhood it connects two women through their struggles, intertwining their lives in a way that completely grabbed my attention and i would highly recommend cw suicide, discussions about loss of a loved one grief, mentions of self harm, domestic violence, rape sexual assault, postpartum psychosis, bipolar disorder

  3. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    It was not the thriller that I was looking forward to read but it s promising, effective, well written psychological drama mystery So you may be asking why I gave Switzerland treatment to this book by giving 3 stars Well, I have complex feelings about narration Some parts of the book belongs to Miranda s story deserved 4 to 5 stars because it was complex, surprising, exhilarating, moving, strong parts of the novel but when I go to present, abuse story and metoo movement parts do not seem ge It was not the thriller that I was looking forward to read but it s promising, effective, well written psychological drama mystery So you may be asking why I gave Switzerland treatment to this book by giving 3 stars Well, I have complex feelings about narration Some parts of the book belongs to Miranda s story deserved 4 to 5 stars because it was complex, surprising, exhilarating, moving, strong parts of the novel but when I go to present, abuse story and metoo movement parts do not seem genuine or relatable for me My starts going back between 2 to 3 and sometimes they dropped to 1 when the boredom takes over But I still have to emphasize this is still good reading and the author has so much potential, talent to share.Let me summarize the plot Miranda Brand is highly achieved photographer dies mysteriously leaving so many question marks behind She seems like she have it all a beautiful family, a thriving successful career Her death cannot be suicide, can be After his dead s sudden dead, their son Theo decides to clear the estate and but he needs someone to adroitly organize her mother s belongings She hires our present time heroine Kate Aitken suffering from depression, needing a quick fresh start after being accused a superior sexual harassment at her work place in NYC and gets sacked As soon as she moves to West Coast to a small town where her uncle and aunt live, she hears about famous photographer s tragic story who committed suicide 20 years ago But we still don t for sure if she really did that So she applies for a job for working as an archivist to organize Miranda s documents, correspondences are piled up like big mountains andterrifying than my MOUNT TBR Okay, I m taking it back, nothing can beterrifying than my MOUNT TBR and me if someone hides my wine bottles , gets hired by Theo who acts quirky and distanced around her But he is also charming and demanding Of course it s evitable as they start to spendtime, they get closer and form a romantic relationship But why Theo has so many secrets And he fails from anger management control, doesn t he Could he do something to his mother We re moving back and forth between Kate and Miranda s stories We learnabout Miranda s painful past from her diary pages which are better crafted,layered, emotional We see her isolation, depression and fights with her inner demons and her ups and downs of her mental state And of course there are romantic parts help to conclude and intercept the stories.Overall this is emotional, moving, action packed women s fiction I couldn t relate with Kate but I truly loved Miranda s story and my cruel heart ached for her It s still well written and enjoyable book, I didn t get bored a little bit but I was expecting a thriller and Kate s parts of the story a little annoyed me and I read them mandatorily So 3.25 stars but I m looking forward to readbooks of the author because I loved her moving and creative way of playing with words and reaching our hearts with heartbreaking story of Miranda.So much special thanks to NetGalley, Farrar, Status and Giroux for sharing this interesting ARC in exchange my honest review

  4. Liz Liz says:

    This book didn t start off well for me The writing grated on me At times, it bordered on cheesy and at others, came across as just plain melodramatic Kate has lost her job as a journalist in New York, the victim of sexual harassment She takes a new job in California as an archivist cataloguing the work of Miranda Brand, a famous, now dead photographer It s not an easy job, as everything has been thrown in one room, including trash And Theo, Miranda s son, is the typical cryptic boss secr This book didn t start off well for me The writing grated on me At times, it bordered on cheesy and at others, came across as just plain melodramatic Kate has lost her job as a journalist in New York, the victim of sexual harassment She takes a new job in California as an archivist cataloguing the work of Miranda Brand, a famous, now dead photographer It s not an easy job, as everything has been thrown in one room, including trash And Theo, Miranda s son, is the typical cryptic boss secretive, harsh He came across as a cliche, really The chapters flip back and forth between Kate and Miranda At least Miranda s chapters were interesting, especially when she wrote about her photography Kate comes across as bland, flat, despite her psychological problems and prior history Things unfold pretty much as you would expect In a nutshell, the book just didn t excite me I will say, it picked up for the last quarter, but by then, it was too little, too late My thanks to netgalley and Farrar, Straus and Giroux for an advance copy of this book

  5. Michelle Michelle says:

    Miranda Brand was a famous artist photographer that dies mysteriously during the height of her career After her husband dies her son Theo is tasked with clearing out their estate Miranda was not one for organization and her office resembles that of a hoarder so he hires Kate Aiken to archive his mothers work While Theo is handsome he is also mysterious and menacing in his own way but Kate can t help but to be attracted to him After leaving her job in NYC due to inappropriate behavior by a Miranda Brand was a famous artist photographer that dies mysteriously during the height of her career After her husband dies her son Theo is tasked with clearing out their estate Miranda was not one for organization and her office resembles that of a hoarder so he hires Kate Aiken to archive his mothers work While Theo is handsome he is also mysterious and menacing in his own way but Kate can t help but to be attracted to him After leaving her job in NYC due to inappropriate behavior by a male co worker the last thing she needs is to start a relationship with her boss As she begins to archive Miranda s work she is beginning to see the bigger picture One of deep depression, physical, and emotional abuse Kate can t help but wonder if Miranda did indeed commit suicide or if somethingsinister happened Kate decides to do her own investigating and will question and accuse any one that will listen to her The chapters alternate between Kate present day and Miranda s personal letters and diary I found the Miranda chapters quite compelling 4 stars but the Kate chapters were weak in comparison 2 stars I guess that places this one firmly at 3 stars Thank you to Edelweiss and MCD for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  6. Elle Elle says:

    I could not pull myself away from Sara Sligar s debut, Take Me Apart I probably sound like a broken record every time I laud a slow burn suspense novel like this, but it really was that good Her writing is both expressive and smart, with characters that are so distinctly human that they probably resemble actual people you know There s so many things I loved about this book this review is probably just going to be me listing them out for you here This is the first thriller I ve read in a whi I could not pull myself away from Sara Sligar s debut, Take Me Apart I probably sound like a broken record every time I laud a slow burn suspense novel like this, but it really was that good Her writing is both expressive and smart, with characters that are so distinctly human that they probably resemble actual people you know There s so many things I loved about this book this review is probably just going to be me listing them out for you here This is the first thriller I ve read in a while where someone isn t murdered in the first few chapters So if you re expecting the story to start with a bang, you may be kept waiting a while Instead we follow Kate, a former journalist, now an archivist, who takes a job in the California Bay Area in order to get away from her old life and career There s a lot that s left murky surrounding her past, and as she slowly peels back the layers of the family she s now working for, we get to uncoverof what Kate s kept hidden.My primary draw initially was to Miranda Brand, the famous artist whom Kate is now chronicling She s a fascinating character, and some of the best parts in the book are her transcripts, diary entries and letters that come at the end of each chapter Kate becomes increasingly entangled in the enigma that is Miranda Brand, but also by her son, Theo, and his two young children, Jemima and Oscar.I was struck at how thematic this mystery was Through the flashbacks to the late 80s and early 90s back to present day, Sligar really delved into some heavy topics, and did so with immense skill Take Me Apart covers mental health, both the realities of and the stigma surrounding it, public image vs private life, nature vs nurture andall while keeping and building tension There s even a peek into the utter tediousness and ineptitude of the US healthcare system.This is definitely a post MeToo novel So much of Kate and Miranda s lives are shaped by the men around them Sligar uses her strong female characters as an indictment of the world they live in Through Miranda s work specifically, we re asked to examine the way that female pain is monetized and romanticized as a consumable piece of art We believe so much has changed, but has it really I m not sure, but I find it hard to imagine this story being written in the same way even five years ago.But beyond all of that, this was just a really addictive book My pulse started racing when the characters did, and I couldn t turn down my frenetic reading pace until I finished it I haven t had my mood shifted in this way for quite a while, and I m excited to see what Sara Sligar comes out with nextThanks to Farrar, Straus and Giroux Netgalley for an advance copy

  7. Tammy Tammy says:

    This is a nuanced addition to the psychological thriller subgenre Don t go into it expecting a typical twisty thriller This is muchof an examination of mental health of the archivist as well as the famous, deceased artist whose life she is trying to piece together from the remnants of her life Deceit, betrayal, the subjugation of women, and motherhood among many other issues come into play.

  8. Anna Luce Anna Luce says:

    DNF 50% Take Me Apartya basic.While I really dislike abandoning books halfway through, I just can t do it any So far everything about Take Me Apart is basic been there, done that a dual storyline following two women the woman in the now becomes increasingly obsessed by the dead missing older woman there is a handsome guy who might be dangerous he usually has olive skin, dark hair, and smells mysteriously sexy one of the women is running away from her past the other woman al DNF 50% Take Me Apartya basic.While I really dislike abandoning books halfway through, I just can t do it any So far everything about Take Me Apart is basic been there, done that a dual storyline following two women the woman in the now becomes increasingly obsessed by the dead missing older woman there is a handsome guy who might be dangerous he usually has olive skin, dark hair, and smells mysteriously sexy one of the women is running away from her past the other woman also has a lot of secrets a splash of pop feminism masquerading as a raw portrayal of the female experience creativity an incredibly generic house in which bad stuff may have happenedI really love books that focus on artists, and some of my favourite ones revolve around female photographers, such as Self Portrait with Boy and Generation Loss In these two novels we learn of the character s relationship to their art, their techniques, their struggles for recognition Half way through Take Me Apart and I know very little about Miranda s work We know it s visceral , and bloody, and oh so feminist I was hoping that the book would at least give us a vivid impression of the art world during the 80s butit doesn t Sara Sligar tries to shock her readers through Miranda s unfiltered diaries, but to be honest I didn t find Miranda s language particularly transgressive or empowering Wow, she uses the word vagina, how real she is There are a few gratuitous scenes that are meant to show us just all the terrible ways in which women s bodies and minds are controlled and debased by men Time and again Sligar sacrifices realism for dramatic effect.Then we have Kate Jeez If you ve ever read a book that was classified as a domestic thriller, then you already know her She s different, she has issues, she hasn t had it easy Her idiocy is made to seem as necessary, because only she will be able to uncover the truth behind x in this case, Miranda s life and suicide These characters decide to play detective, thinking they are some sort of modern Miss Marple, even if they have no idea what they re doing They ask stupid question that will obviously rile people up Kate believes she s entitled to learn about Miranda s private life because she was hired by Theo, Miranda s son, to create an archive of his mother s stuff view spoiler She snoops around his house, believes that she has a right to see everything related to Miranda, including her private diary Come on She s a former journalist, a supposedly intelligent human beingyet the narrative makes it seem as if her violation of Theo, and Miranda s, privacy is due to her thoroughness Surely she s aware that Theo gets to decide what can be included in the archive And that she acts so outraged by Theo questioning her work ethic Girl, stop lying to yourself You have no integrity hide spoiler Also, having just met Theo she believes that she has some sort right over himsure Kate Cause that s not creepy After a few tense interactions she cries out to him to act like a human being Kate is a voyeur, and she wants to witness Theo s griefand I m supposed to feel for her Because of the big bad thing that made her leave New York Sure, whatever.The novel sdramatic scenes were incredibly unconvincing view spoiler The cake scene for example Am I to believe that a group of normal sane individuals give Theo a welcome cake with a photo of his dead mother And that they would unintentionally place two candle in her eyes Come on This is ridiculous hide spoiler Sligar also tries to incorporate racial inequality in her story by throwing in two women of colour whose only purpose is to remind Kate of social privilege These two characters do not have personalities nor extended scenes but appear only so that the narrative can superficially touch upon race Take Me Apart fails to be shocking, woke, artsy, or real TheI read, theaggravated I became This novel is beyond mediocre, yet the narrative take itself so seriously Life s too short and all of that so I m going to say bye bye to this terrible novel

  9. Dave Dave says:

    Set in the fictional Northern California town of Callinas Bolinas , near the fog shrouded edge of the continent where the cliffs drop off into the sea at Point Reyes, Take Me Apart is a psychological portrait of Kate Aitken, who is literally falling apart Once an up and coming NYC based journalist, Kate s life fell apart after she accused a superior of sexual harassment In the fall out, she suffered depression Now, she is starting a new life at least temporarily in the hills north of th Set in the fictional Northern California town of Callinas Bolinas , near the fog shrouded edge of the continent where the cliffs drop off into the sea at Point Reyes, Take Me Apart is a psychological portrait of Kate Aitken, who is literally falling apart Once an up and coming NYC based journalist, Kate s life fell apart after she accused a superior of sexual harassment In the fall out, she suffered depression Now, she is starting a new life at least temporarily in the hills north of the San Francisco Bay It s a small insular town where her aunt and uncle live and a famous photographer and icon, Miranda Brand, who suffered from many psychiatric ailments took her own life twenty years ago or did she There are still whispers around town that the artist s 11 year old son, an odd one to be sure, fired the fatal shot Of course, that wouldn t bethan ancient history except Kate has taken a job over the summer with the son, Theo, as the archivist putting some organization to Miranda s papers and correspondence which are still piled up in a hoarder s dream in the big old house And, the son, Theo, is odd, stand offish, distant, and quite a bit creepy.The story alternates between Kate s life now and the correspondence and diary entries from Miranda s heyday Kate is attracted to the strange young man who has so many family secrets, but can t stop herself from investigating whether Miranda took her own life or was the victim of her son s wrath or someone else.This is not an action packed story Before reading it, I actually thoughtwas going to happen than actually did There s little indeed that takes place other than perhaps a budding romance It sa story about Kate s inner thoughts and emotions and the connection she has with the woman from the past, Miranda It would probably be categorized aswomen s fiction than a thriller Not my usual genre, but the writing is compelling And, it is easy to read and absorbing

  10. Angie Kim Angie Kim says:

    TAKE ME APART is a stunning debut In gorgeous prose, Sara Sligar creates a haunting and decidedly feminist literary thriller that explores mental illness, violence, and the nature of obsession I loved this novel so much that I blew off all my responsibilities, turned off my phone, and blistered through the whole thing in one sitting Unforgettable and thought provoking, TAKE ME APART has my highest recommendation.

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