I've decided to re-post my review of The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell as it's paperback publication day for this very special book.
I was absolutely made up to receive a review copy of this book!
In the early hours of an April morning, Maya stumbles into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? Her grief-stricken husband, Adrian, is determined to find out. Maya had a job she enjoyed; she had friends. They'd been in love. She even got on with his two previous wives and their children. In fact, they'd all been one big happy family.
But before long, Adrian starts to identify the dark cracks in his perfect life. Because everyone has secrets. And secrets have consequences. Some of which can be devastating...
What I Say:
WOW!! Just wow! I didn't think Lisa could top Before I Met You, but she did! This is simply stunning! It's sad, funny, sweet, gripping, tragic... It's just sublime! It's everything I had hoped for and a million times more!
The characters and their lives are so intricately woven together and create a glorious web where things may not be quite as easy as they seem. I love the wives, I adore the kids (I had a soft spot for Pearl and Beau). Adrian is really trying his best to do what he thinks is right for everyone but not everyone is happy with his choices The ex wives are brilliant characters and saints as far as I'm concerned.
There are twists and turns all through this incredible book. I didn't see things that were later revealed and I was pleasantly surprised. I don't want to say too much as I don't want to give anything away.
Just READ THIS BOOK! You seriously won't regret it. It's just awesome!
I have to give this book 6/5 as it's just too good! Well done, Lisa!!
Huge thanks to Najma Finlay at Randomhouse and Lisa Jewell (for insisting!) for sending me a beautiful Proof copy!
The Thrid Wife is out in paperback now!