Pretty Little Wife – Book Review

Pretty Little Wife: A Novel by [Darby Kane]


Named a recommended read by Huffington Post, PopSugar, Refinery29, Goodreads, The Skimm, Book Page, Style Caster, and a New York Post Best Book of the Week

Debut author Darby Kane thrills with this twisty domestic suspense novel that asks one central question: shouldn’t a dead husband stay dead?
Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn’t what she seems.
A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection, if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth….

With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone.

No. of pages:- 407 pages

Publisher:- William Morrow

Date published:- December 29th 2020

Genre:- Psychological Thriller/Domestic Suspense

First of all….WHAT DID I JUST READ?!?!?! Second of all….Holy Smokes!!! A twisted psychological thriller that will keep you up all night and your mind reeling!!

What would you do when you see some videos of your husband molesting teenage school girls? Well, Lila Ridgefield decided to get rid of her husband, Aaron who is a coach at the high school as well as beloved Math teacher. But then her plans backfires a little as both Aaron and his car goes missing. Soon the police officers, Ginny and Pete question her, suspecting if she had anything to do with Aaron’s missing…

Meanwhile college aged girls goes missing, the latest was a girl named Karen Blue who was last seen few months ago. Are the two cases related?

The plot gets interesting as soon as you start reading the first chapter. Did Lila really kill her husband? Or is someone else also involved? There were unexpected twists and turns that makes you gasp out loud And as you go further and further, you are so engrossed into the book that you actually couldn’t wait what is going to happen next!!! The writer indeed did a good job drawing the reader into the story! The ending was shocking and unexpected that I literally had to take a breather to calm myself down. This was fast paced as well with twists and turns you didn’t even expect. The characters to me are all unreliable, particularly, Lila, Jared that even made the story more disturbing and intriguing at the same time.

This was really a twisted domestic suspense novel that will keep you up all night. I simply couldn’t put this book down and I was so engrossed into the story that I didn’t even realized until I came to the end that I finished the book! I am actually looking forward to read more books from this author and I could definitely see this book made into a movie.

This book totally worth five stars!

Darby Kane

Darby Kane is the pseudonym of a former trial attorney and award-winning romantic suspense author. Her thriller debut, Pretty Little Wife, was a #1 international bestseller and a recommended read in The New York Post, The Skimm, Huffington Post, Refinery29, Book Club Girl, Style Caster, and Popsugar. A native of Pennsylvania, Darby now lives in California and runs from the cold. Her next domestic thriller, The Replacement Wife, will be released in December 2021. Visit for more information.

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