Book Review: The Wives

30 September 2019|

Title: The Wives

Author: Lauren Weisberger

Genre: Domestic Drama – not your usual chick read

Main Characters:

  • Karolina – neighbour arrested for drunk driving with kids in the car
  • Miriam – once successful lawyer, now a stay-at-home-mum
  • Emily – new neighbour in town


Perfect marriages.

Perfect neighbours.

Perfect lies.

Everyone is guarding a secret in this picture-perfect town.

When Karolina Hartwell is arrested driving her son home, the headlines don’t tell the full story. It seems nothing will stand in the way of her husband Graham’s political ambition – not even his wife.

Miriam Kagan is convinced her husband Paul is hiding something. But if she digs too deeply, she’s afraid of what might tumble out of the closet.

Emily Charlton is new to Greenwich, but she soon discovers this is a small town built on big lies. And sometimes it takes an outsider to discover draw them out…


I couldn’t put it down and I got sucked into the kitchens and living rooms of these suburban wives. Another perfect twist and plot that reminds you that nothing is ever as it seems – and you cannot judge when you do not know what happens behind closed doors… A must read!

If you loved The Devil Wears Prada, you won’t be able to put this down!

Have you read it? What did you think?

Any other good book recommendations?


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