Book Review: Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane

WOWZZY !! I thought the women in this book were crazy but men are even crazier. The book is one giant bomb blast. Things are exploding all over the place. Oh, I think that came out wrong. I meant all of this in the most positive and amazing way. Yes, the book picks up gradually but once it does the things that get revealed are just one bomb after another. Pretty Little wife is a total Psychological warfare. This book had given me some amazing tips 😛

Pretty Little Wife Official Synopsis

Debut author Darby Kane thrills with this twisty domestic suspense novel that asks one central question: shouldn’t a dead husband stay dead?

Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn’t what she seems. A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection, if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth….

With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone.

Pretty Little Wife RWAT Take

Pretty Little Wife is a thriller but more than that the book is all about mind play. A lot of stuff is simply a magnifying glass on what we generally perceive and what goes behind the curtains. Phew !! it is not an easy book but compared to some of the other books in this genre, I would say this book is still not heavy. I say that because you could see the things happening and you can understand the events but not have to put effort into analyzing into deeper meanings. Things are pretty clear and take you by storm when all the puzzles finally fit together

The book takes a while to pick up the pace. It goes to and fro between past and present and takes a while to settle down where you can see the puzzle framing out. The narration is mostly done in inner monologues focusing majorly on mind games. These help you understand the characters much more effectively.


The book is very intense takes a strenuous emotional investment but the second half is mind-blowing and worth everything in the book.

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