The Sinful Lives of Trophy Wives by Kristin Miller is a new phycological thriller set to be published on July 20th. When I saw the cover and title on NetGalley, it caught my eye and looked like a fun read, it didn’t disappoint.
The Sinful Lives of Trophy Wives follows three of women living in Presidio Terrace, an exclusive gated community in San Francisco. Brooke is new to the neighborhood, she’s newly married to her significantly older husband, a billionaire with a search engine company. She’s a mystery writer using her surroundings for inspiration for her next book. Erin is a news anchor who’s husband is a plastic surgeon. She quits her job on a whim to be a stay at home trophy wife, at least for a while. Georgia is the most infamous member of the community. Nicknamed the “Black Widow” by the media, Georgia’s first two husbands died under mysterious circumstances and most believe she killed them. The book takes place during the week leading up to Georgia’s third wedding when her fiancé goes missing.
I really enjoyed this book, it was so much fun and a great summer read. The characters are really well done. Each of the three main characters is well developed and interesting, clearly each having her own voice especially when the point of view changes depending on the chapter. They are the rich and fabulous, drinking mimosas every morning and delighting in gossip about their neighbors. They are the type of characters you love to hate. They are truly terrible people and yet, I couldn’t get enough of them.
The story itself was good. The mystery kept my interest and kept me guessing. Multiple times I thought I had figured out all of the pieces only for the next twist to knock them all apart again. The twists and turns were expected but logical and well thought out. The end was such a good twist that I didn’t see coming but I really like where it ended up (even if the epilogue wrapped everything up a little too nicely).
Overall, this was a very fun read. It’s only 288 pages and was fast-paced making for a quick read. This would be a great one to read by the pool or on vacation but made for a fun Saturday afternoon reading on the couch too. 4 stars from me.
** I received a free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley, Kristin Miller, and Random House. **