Pretty Little Wife

It’s been ages and there have been several reasons for this and I may address this in another post. But for now I’m back with a book review that you should definitely pay attention to.

Darby Kane, romantic suspense author and former trial lawyer, brings to you this new and page-turning read: Pretty Little Wife.

Here’s the cover so far and the book is slated for release in December 2020.

From the outside Lila Ridgefield has the perfect marriage to her perfect husband, high school math teacher, Aaron Payne. But Aaron has a secret. One that has far reaching consequences and one that Lila means to put an end to.

When Aaron goes missing, Lila is not surprised. She knows Aaron is dead. She knows how he died. She knows why he’s been killed. Because she’s the one who killed him.

She just doesn’t know who moved his body, or what they want with her.

Lila’s world starts to unravel under the close attention of Senior Investigator Ginny Davis, and under the relentless suspicions of a public devoted to her husband’s good image. Even her otherwise devoted brother in law Jared, has his suspicions. And then there’s the notes, left by an unwanted admirer, sent to plague her with the truth of her crime.

All is not as it seems and the deeper the digging goes into Lila’s life, the more that secrets are revealed. The truth is a dangerous beast that might be Lila’s undoing, in more ways than one.

This is a fantastic read for those who love a suspense mystery. The reach into Lila’s domestic life is a good setting for Kane who thrives in writing romance mysteries. Kane brings to the fore the story of two very strong women and their navigation through male dominated paradigms. Kane’s intimate knowledge of the justice system also shows in her intelligent plot.

I find mysteries hard to read because generally I am able to pick the “who done it” pretty early (not to blow my own trumpet or anything but this is one of my VERY FEW talents) and this is no exception. However, this is by no means an indication of lack on Kane’s part. The plot is definitely readable and a page turner and the climax of the story definitely has enough twists to make this an absolute on your reading list.

If you liked The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware, then this is an excellent read-a-like for you!

Sassy, intelligent and and an all round romping good plot, this will be a great addition to your New Years reading list.

Keep a weather eye out for this read!

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