From the publisher:
An addictive second novel from the author of Pretty Guilty Women!
Three beautiful women. Two wedding bands. One dead husband.
When Anne Wilkes, Eliza Tate, and Penny Sands arrive at book club bearing bottles of wine, none of them are plotting to kill. But when the subject of a philandering husband arises, revenge is in the air. By the end of the night, someone is dead.
Two women with rings on their fingers and one with stars in her eyes. All of them are hiding something. All of them are lying.
What really happened that night? Only the guilty knows. Did one woman take everything too far, or is the truth really more twisted than fiction?
A book club meeting like no other opens this story in Lamanna’s second novel (Pretty Guilty Women). Eliza is the host, Anne, and Penny the guests, but things take a turn for the dark when the discussion moves to cheating husbands and the best way to get away with murder. Anne knows her detective husband is having an affair, but with four young children at home, she might be willing to put up with it. Eliza knows her husband is cheating, too. Penny has moved to Hollywood in search of a film career and is taking acting classes from Eliza’s husband. When one of their husbands is murdered, the wife is the prime suspect. But all three women are under suspicion as the dead man had been very busy, sleeping with one of the women and blackmailing the other. Told in chronological order interspersed with current day trial transcripts make for a fast-paced and entertaining read, with an unexpected twist at the end.
Verdict: This winning combination of family drama, women’s friendships, and courtroom intrigue should appeal to Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty fans.
©Library Journal, 2020
9/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
THREE SINGLE WIVES by Gina LaManna. Henry Holt and Co. (July 28, 2020). ISBN 978-1250266491. 352p.
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