"A perfect beach or weekend read."—Glitter Guide
An addictive second mystery novel about book clubs, murder, and the domestic secrets inside every household from the author of Pretty Guilty Women!
Three beautiful women. Two wedding bands. One dead husband.
When Anne Wilkes, Eliza Tate, and Penny Sands arrive at book club bearing bottles of wine, none of them are plotting to kill. But when the subject of a philandering husband arises, revenge is in the air. By the end of the night, someone is dead.
Two women with rings on their fingers and one with stars in her eyes. All of them are hiding something. All of them are lying.
What really happened that night? Only the guilty knows. Did one woman take everything too far, or is the truth really more twisted than fiction?
A domestic thriller that will keep you guessing, Three Single Wives is compelling mystery for book clubs that devoured The Hunting Wives and love Samantha Downing, Sandi Jones and Lucy Foley.
Praise for Three Single Wives:
"Will keep you guessing until the last page."—POPSUGAR
"[A] divinely original thriller."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"[A] fast-paced and entertaining read, with an unexpected twist at the end."—Library Journal
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Never underestimate the power of a book club. Anne, Eliza, and Penny began theirs in the usual way, with a bit of wine and conversation. But when the topic turned to cheating husbands, the mood changed…and someone ended up dead. Who was the killer? For that matter, who was the victim? With its alternating perspectives, this saucy mystery kept us guessing about everything. Amped-up suspense, finger-pointing and misdirection, some very unlikely new friendships between a delightfully flawed and surprisingly empathetic trio of heroines—Three Single Wives ticks all the boxes. We loved Gina LaManna’s fizzy fantasy-mystery series The Magic in Mixology. While this is every bit as fun, it’s much more reminiscent of juicy domestic thrillers like Big Little Lies and Gone Girl.
Set in Los Angeles, this divinely original thriller from LaManna (Pretty Guilty Women) unfolds from the perspectives of three women Eliza Tate, a high-flying PR consultant; Anne Wilkes, the harried mother of four children; and Penny Sands, a young wannabe actor who seem to have only one thing in common: a book club. When one of their book club meetings leads to the murder of a philandering husband, one of them goes on trial, though both victim and accused remain unidentified until late in the story. The author provides a wonderful carousel of revolving suspects, motives, and means, and many people to love and to love to hate. Every character possesses good qualities balanced by their dark secrets. In one of the many dramatic court transcripts, the accused says, "I thought I knew my husband... and my best friends. Now, I'm not sure who is my friend and who is trying to frame me for murder." Readers will keep guessing right up to the surprise fair-play ending. This rollicking tale is sure to win LaManna new fans. \n