Saturday, July 4, 2015

Review: THE THIRD WIFE by Lisa Jewell

Publisher: Century
Published: July 3, 2014
Genre: Mystery
Source: e-ARC
Rating: 4 Stars

In the early hours of an April morning, Maya stumbles into the path of an oncoming bus.

A tragic accident? Or suicide?

Her grief-stricken husband, Adrian, is determined to find out.

Maya had a job she enjoyed; she had friends. They'd been in love.

She even got on with his two previous wives and their children. In fact, they'd all been one big happy family.

But before long Adrian starts to identify the dark cracks in his perfect life.
Because everyone has secrets.
And secrets have consequences.
Some of which can be devastating.


Going into 'The Third Wife' I knew I was going to be getting a story that delivered. Call it an intuition, but I just knew that I would end up loving this. The book had me guessing until the very's one that you have to keep reading and not stop until you finish. That's exactly what I did too. I think readers will find that The Third Wife will exceed expectations and will leave them wanting more.

The story starts off with Adrian's wife, Maya. Right away we know something's wrong when Maya gets killed by oncoming bus. We are then told that Maya is actually Adrian's third wife. Not surprising since that's what the name of the book is: THE THIRD WIFE. Maya dies and Adrian is left with the aftermath of the tragedy. Questions arise and a mystery is set in stone as we discover as to why Maya does what she did. 

As much as I did love this, the pacing at times was a little too slow for my taste. I like my books to have a slow burn that makes me want more a do r the most part it did. But it's those chapters that dragged that had me wondering if I would be able to finish. I'm glad I did because it ended up getting really good! The family dynamic was astounding because I don't think many families would be so...drama free. Or maybe they are, I just haven't heard about it. Regardless, the first two wives are great and I'm glad that everyone was able to get along so well.

Overall, I think I found a new author to look forward to reading from. This complex but wonderfully written story will have you thinking for days about every day life and how things aren't always what they seem.

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review.

About the Author:
Lisa Jewell (born 19th July 1968, Middlesex, London) is a popular British author of chick lit fiction. Her books include Ralph's Party, Thirtynothing and most recently 31 Dream Street. She lives in Swiss Cottage, London with her husband Jascha and daughters Amelie Mae (born 2003) and Evie Scarlett (born 2007).

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