Take Me Apart

Take Me Apart Review

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 suspense.

When 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 work.

From 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 obsession.

With 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.

Title:Take Me Apart
Edition Language:English

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  • Kat

    i know this just came out last month but y’all better not keep sleeping on this book!!!!more of a literary psychological drama than a traditional thriller, this is a book that explores the pressures...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    Kat told me to...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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 boo...

  • Liz

    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 ...

  • Michelle

    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 o...

  • Elle

    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 w...

  • Tammy

    This is a nuanced addition to the psychological thriller subgenre. Don’t go into it expecting a typical twisty thriller. This is much more of an examination of mental health of the archivist as well...

  • Anna Luce

    DNF 50% Take Me Apart...ya basic.While I really dislike abandoning books halfway through, I just can't do it anymore. So far everything about Take Me Apart is 'basic': been there, done that.✔ a dual...

  • Dave

    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 psycho...

  • Angie Kim

    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 lov...