Pretty Little Wife has great ratings and reviews on Goodreads, etc., and is a Staff Pick of the Month at Indigo. I had high hopes for a thrilling ride when I picked it up because it has all the things I’m looking for in a suspense novel. It really started out with a bang, however, the further I read, the more the story fizzled out for me and I really had to push myself to finish it. Maybe I’m tired of books about husbands who are stand up members of the community on the outside and trash humans in private and the trophy wives who know how horrible they are but have no proof. That being said, it’s Darby Kane’s debut novel and I will definitely pick up her next book.
Reasons I like this book:
I love the inclusion of a podcast. Very current
The ice cold main character, Lila, is well developed
Great chemistry between Lila and Ginny, the detective.
An unreliable narrator made for a nice change.
Book Quote: “People thought silence meant the absence of noise, and sometimes it did, but other times it screamed so loudly she had to fight not to cover her ears.”
Rating: 3 stars
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