NOSAUCE BOOK REVIEW - Never Enough by Joe McGinniss
I love reading a true story - especially about a banker in New York that lives in Hong Kong. When they are talking about the places that they have been, I have been there, so I can really visualize it. Plus the ex-pat network in Hong Kong hasn’t changed that much in the last 15 years so I was totally enthralled.
The story itself was a little flat. It was more narration than anything, where I liked the actual interaction with the characters a little more than just ready what the narrator said happened.
Nancy Kissel murders her husband, in cold blood. She drugs him and then bludgeons him with a statue. They had everything, 3 kids, million and millions of dollars, multiple homes, live in help, abusive families, everything that makes for a scandalous read.
What isn’t clear is if Robert Kissel ever abused Nancy Kissel as she said that he did, which lead her to the murder. The jury didn’t think so when they convicted her of life in prison.
A year or two later when Andrew Kissel was murdered that also went unresolved. He had so many enemies from all of his defunct real estate deals the list of suspects was pages long. They still don’t know who killed him.
Although I was interested in the story, and found it scandalous, sometimes fiction is better than reality. I hated Nancy, and wanted her to go to Chinese prison for life. But I just didn’t love the narrator.
3 out of 5 stars