Review: The Three Mrs. Wrights

The Three Mrs. Wrights
By: Linda Keir
382 Pages
Published September 29, 2020
Lake Union Publishing
Source: Net Galley

Note:  I received this book directly from the publisher via Net Galley to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation. 

Synopsis from GoodReads:

Lark has good things coming: a career as a board-game designer and a whirlwind romance with a handsome investor. Trip is so compassionate and supportive, he’s almost too good to be true.

Jessica has always been cautious, but she can’t resist Jonathan. The brilliant TED-talking visionary has big plan
s for his inspiring medical start-up. Now Jessica is invited to be part of the team—and to partner with the founder outside the office.

Holly has settled into a comfortable life with Jack, her husband of nearly twenty years. They’ve raised three child
ren, they own a beautiful home, and they’ve founded a worthy charity. She’s proud of building a marriage that has endured—she just doesn’t want to look too closely at the cracks.

Lark, Jessica, and Holly are three strangers with so much in common it hurts. Their one and only is one and the same.

The charming Mr. Wright’s serial lies are about to catch up with him.

I'm noticing a trend in my book reviews, which is that I start my reviews with this statement "this is my first 'fill in the blank author' novel."  What I love about this trend is that I am expanding my horizons while experiencing different authors and loving it! This has kept me out of a reading slump and has actually increased my reading!  Win-win if you ask me and I have the awesome #bookstagram community to thank.  

Now, for my review.

This story is a story of one very cunning con man (Jack, Jon, Trip) depending on the situation and his attempt to balance three women told from each character's point of view.  First, we have Holly, his wife, and the mother of his children.  Jack portrays her as the crazy soon to be ex-wife.  Second, we have Jessica.  The brilliant scientist who Jon hires to work at the company he and Holly co-founded.  After starting her job, Jessica notices discrepancies in the data and that Jon has little answers while deflecting her concerns.  She also has several encounters with Holly.  Those encounters leave Jessica wondering if Holly really is crazy, she seems so put together.  She also begins to wonder if Jon is lying to her as well and if so, what is he hiding.  Third, we have Lark.  The free-spirited board game developer whose goal is to encourage young girls to fall in love with Chemistry with the hope they will go into a STEM career.

Fate brings the three women together and upon finding out about one another, they embark on a plan to free themselves while also blindsiding the man responsible for causing their emotional pain.

I really liked this book and the fact that Jack/Jon/Trip is so narcissistic that he underestimated the intelligence and capabilities of the three women he was conning.  Which ultimately leads to his demise. 

Overall Rating  4/5 stars


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