Meet the trophy wives of Presidio Terrace, San Francisco’s most exclusive—and most deadly—neighborhood in this shrewd, darkly compelling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of In Her Shadow.
Mystery writer Brooke Davies is the new wife on the block. Her tech-billionaire husband, Jack, twenty-two years her senior, whisked her to the Bay Area via private jet and purchased a modest mansion on the same day. He demands perfection, and before now, Brooke has had no problem playing the role of a doting housewife. But as she befriends other wives on the street and spends considerable time away from Jack, he worries if he doesn’t control Brooke’s every move, she will reveal the truth behind their “perfect” marriage.
Erin King, famed news anchor and chair of the community board, is no stranger to maintaining an image—though being married to a plastic surgeon helps. But the skyrocketing success of her career has worn her love life thin, and her professional ambitions have pushed Mason away. Quitting her job is a Hail Mary attempt at keeping him interested, to steer him away from finding a young trophy wife. But is it enough, and is Mason truly the man she thought he was?
Georgia St. Claire allegedly cashed in on the deaths of her first two husbands, earning her the nickname “Black Widow”—and the stares and whispers of her curious neighbors. Rumored to have murdered both men for their fortunes, she claims to have found true love in her third marriage, yet her mysterious, captivating allure keeps everyone guessing. Then a tragic accident forces the residents of Presidio Terrace to ask: Has Georgia struck again? And what is she really capable of doing to protect her secrets?
In this soapy, shrewdly plotted page-turner from bestseller Miller (In Her Shadow), it appears the third time may finally be the charm for San Francisco socialite Georgia St. Claire aka the Black Widow because of the suspicious demises of her previous two wealthy spouses until, days before the wedding, her intended, multimillionaire businessman Robert Donnelly, disappears from his yacht. With the police taking a less than zealous approach, Georgia turns for help to two neighbors in her exclusive gated community: longtime bestie and TV news diva Erin King, whose marriage to a plastic surgeon has hit some turbulence, and newcomer Brooke Davies, the recent bride of a much older tech billionaire. As the trio scramble to figure out what's happened to Robert, it becomes clear to Brooke whose smarts people tend to underestimate because of her classic trophy wife looks that Georgia and Erin seem to share some dangerous secrets, which Brooke can relate to far better than either suspects. The exhilarating plot speeds along until hitting several jarring twists toward the end. Nonetheless, prepare to savor an escapist fantasy with sass to spare.
A Page Turner
This book follows the lives of three trophy wives:
Georgia- has been accused of killing her previous husbands for their wealth, so given the nickname The Black Widow.
Erin- a drop dead gorgeous news anchor, married to a plastic surgeon, quits her job
to live the life of a trophy wife to the fullest, so that her husband doesn’t dump her for a younger wife. When Erin regrets walking out of her job, she agrees to do a news story that involves interviewing Georgia in order to get her job back, but at what expense and how far is she willing to go?
Brooke-a mystery writer who is married to a Billionaire and the is newest member of neighborhood. Brooke decides to put characters in her book that are similar to Erin and Georgia.
All three ladies live in the same pretentious and wealthy neighborhood and are friends. Will their friendship lead them astray? When Georgia’s latest finance disappears, this makes Brooke and Erin uneasy. Brooke and Erin are determined to find out the truth about Georgia, but will they be able to get to the bottom of it? If you want a quick juicy thriller that involves lots of gossip, drama, mimosas, secrets and lies, then this book is for you! A gripping novel that will have you turning the pages to find out the truth.