Pretty Little Wife

Pretty Little Wife

A Novel

Book - 2020 | First edition.
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"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."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780063016408
0063016400
Branch Call Number: FIC KANE
Characteristics: 402 pages ; 21 cm

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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 t... Read More »


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kenziethielemann
Feb 16, 2021

I read this book in under a week! Quick page Turner with a lot of detail. Definitely a story that grabs your attention within a couple short chapters.

Easily likeable and definitely something I'll suggest to friends.

RandomLibrarian Dec 30, 2020

Review excerpt: "As I sat down to draft my review of 'Pretty Little Wife' I realized it was going to have to be somewhat brief. It wasn’t that I didn’t have a lot to say about the book (I do!), it’s that this thriller is so beautifully plotted and executed that saying too much about the book would ruin the reading experience for other people. It’s one of those frustrating situations where I just want to shove the book into the hands of my friends and say, “Just trust me on this one. You’ll love it!”"

Source: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/pretty-little-wife-by-darby-kane/

NOTE: This author also writes romantic suspense as Helen Kay Dimon.

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brangwinn
Dec 29, 2020

Okay, I am used to the missing spouse in thrillers, but a wife who is distressed not because her husband is missing, but because his body is not where she left it is a surefire way to get a reader into the book. What the reader will find a storyline with so many twists that at times you just must forget that little voice in your head that keeps saying “Oh, come on…. how could this possible happen?” This is an excellent start to debut author, Darby Kane’s writing.

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darladoodles
Nov 29, 2020

What do you do when you discover videos of your husband grooming and abusing teenage girls? Lila faces that dilemma before the beginning of this book. Should she immediately report him? Or should she find a way to expose him that will not directly come from her? As she executes her plan of action, her husband disappears. Soon she finds that the investigation spotlight is squarely on her. In addition her favorite true crime podcast swings its focus onto her missing husband. Could his disappearance be connected to three missing area girls? This had some interesting twists and the last 1/3 of the book is riveting. I found the rest of the book meandered a bit, so am taking off a star for that. Would definitely be up for reading Darby Kane's next release.

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