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Review: The Third Wife

January 14, 2016

The Third Wife

Adrian is a lucky man.  He’s married for the third time and he and his wife Maya consider his ex-wives and children a part of their extended family.  Adrian’s happy and assumes everyone else is but after Maya dies he gets a troubling email that makes him wonder what he was missing.

The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell is a fascinating character study that I couldn’t put down.  On the surface, Adrian and his family seemed to have it all.  Everyone got along and they appeared to be one big, happy family.  Everything revolved around Adrian and he thought that pleased the rest of his family as much as it did him.   A mysterious email and a visit from a stranger after Maya’s death makes him question everything he knows so he decides to investigate her death.

I thought The Third Wife was wonderful.  Full of rich, deep characters, it was part family drama and part mystery.  I wondered if this family could be as good as they seemed and I had to know what happened to Maya so I turned the pages as fast as I could.  Be sure to pick up this gripping story!

Review copy provided by Simon & Schuster.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
28 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2016 6:57 am

    Well gosh, if you liked it this much maybe I have to look into it!

  2. January 14, 2016 8:23 am

    I found this very entertaining. I wanted to shake Adrian some of the time but it was entertaining

  3. January 14, 2016 8:23 am

    I love a good family drama and a page-turner. Adding it to my TBR list.

  4. January 14, 2016 9:25 am

    I better not miss this one.

  5. Patty permalink
    January 14, 2016 9:32 am

    Kathy…I love this author and have not read this one yet although I have this book. My bad…
    I loved this short and sweet review, too!

  6. January 14, 2016 9:34 am

    I have a copy of this on my Kindle. Picked it up last year after reading someone’s review – can’t remember which person recommended it. Anyway, I love the sentence you mentioned…’Everything revolved around Adrian and he thought that pleased the rest of his family as much as it did him.’ So, really? Definitely need to read this. LOL

  7. January 14, 2016 10:31 am

    You have me intrigued! I will have to pick it up now.

  8. Diane permalink
    January 14, 2016 10:48 am

    This sounds very good Kathy – it’s a new title to me.

  9. January 14, 2016 10:52 am

    I loved this one, too….a nice mix of mystery and family dysfunction. And yes, Adrian was a bit clueless, wasn’t he?

  10. Beth F permalink
    January 14, 2016 11:59 am

    Wow. I have a copy of this but haven’t gotten to it. I think I’d better make time.

  11. January 14, 2016 12:01 pm

    OK, you hooked me, I’m going to look for this one.

  12. January 14, 2016 12:38 pm

    This book is going on my TBR list!

  13. January 14, 2016 1:58 pm

    Kathy, this does sound fantastic! I will keep The Third Wife in mind.

  14. January 14, 2016 2:24 pm

    Everything about this sounds fascinating. I love the idea of one big happy family but always think is it possible. Family drama and mystery, I am sold.

  15. January 14, 2016 4:09 pm

    It does sound wonderful

  16. January 14, 2016 5:17 pm

    This a new title to me, but if you liked it, I’d better check it out.

  17. bookingmama permalink
    January 14, 2016 6:33 pm

    I love this author! She has a new one coming out soon!

  18. January 14, 2016 7:57 pm

    Wow, this is one I never heard of, but it sounds intriguing! I’m putting it on my list of books to purchase!

  19. purplemoonmyst permalink
    January 15, 2016 8:09 am

    I think this is a book I will enjoy. I will have to add it to my TBR list.

  20. January 15, 2016 12:23 pm

    I have a copy of this on my kindle- sounds like I need to move it up the queue!

  21. January 15, 2016 12:27 pm

    Sounds like a good one

  22. Literary Feline permalink
    January 15, 2016 6:12 pm

    This sounds intriguing, Kathy. You’ve got me curious about this family from your review. I’m glad you liked it.

  23. January 15, 2016 6:21 pm

    this one sounds so good!

  24. January 16, 2016 4:24 pm

    This sounds great! And I enjoyed one of her other novels so I will definitely keep an eye out for this one.

  25. January 17, 2016 10:06 am

    This sounds so interesting! I love family mysteries.

  26. January 17, 2016 2:18 pm

    Adding this to my TBR list. Might make for a good audio book, depending on the reader.

  27. January 19, 2016 2:54 pm

    This sounds wonderful!

  28. January 23, 2016 1:27 pm

    I loved the only other book I’ve read by her so I’m looking forward to getting to this one eventually!

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