The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir: ARC Book Review

This is a spoiler-free review.

The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir

Expected publication September 29th, 2020 by Lake Union Publishing.

My rating:

Mr. Wright has everything. All that’s left to give him is what he deserves.

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 plans 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 children, 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…

Thank you to the publisher, Lake Union Publishing, and NetGalley for providing me an e-ARC of this book. All thoughts are my own.

This book was a disappointment for me, unfortunately. I really wanted to like it, but it just fell flat. I think the biggest mark against this book for me as a reader was a disconnect between the genres this book was advertised as, and what it felt like to me after reading it.

The book first piqued my interest because it was categorized under mystery/thrillers. That, coupled with the exciting description, had me hooked before even turning a page! Unfortunately, there was hardly ANY aspect of this story that fit the requirements of a suspenseful mystery novel…

Given the description I had (wrongfully!) assumed this story would be a fun romp about three women working together to get even with the bigamist who had tricked them all. I was looking forward to seeing some strong, independent women coming together to perform some much needed hijinks in the name of sweet, sweet revenge… Instead I got what was essentially a romance novel focusing on three different storylines all at once. With the same annoying love interest repeated over and over again. 😒

This book was just too long. It took until 70% in for even one of the main characters to realize “Mr. Wright” was cheating on them… let alone begin to do anything about it! 🤦🏻‍♀️

I did end up giving this book 2 stars, because despite the disappointment of the story not living up to my mystery/thriller genre-based expectations, the writing itself was very well executed, and I think had this story been advertised to me as a chick-lit/romance novel I would have had different expectations going into it and may have enjoyed it more… though not necessarily by much. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Have you read any books recently that disappointed you?

Why didn’t you like them as much as you thought you would?

Let me know!


2 thoughts on “The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir: ARC Book Review

  1. I have this one on NetGalley but did not realize it was marketed differently in some places. It is listed as women’s fiction there for me. I can see how that would be disappointing if you expected a completely different genre.

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    1. Yeah, it still wouldn’t have been my favorite book by any means, but I do think I had certains expectations coming into it based on the genre! I don’t know why it’s categorized that way on other sites. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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