Wednesday, January 21, 2015
#MiniReview: War of the Wives by Tamar Cohen
Published: January 2015
Synopsis: Think marriage means happily ever after? Think again…
Selina and Lottie are complete opposites. Where Selina is poised but prudish, Lottie is quirky and emotional. Selina is the dutiful mother of three children and able manager of their stylish suburban home. Lottie lives with her eccentric teenage daughter in a small city apartment fit to bursting with color and happy chaos. But these women also have one shocking similarity: they're married to the same man…and they've just found out he's dead.
Selina has been married to Simon Busfield for twenty-eight years, Lottie for seventeen. Neither knew a thing about the other until the day of Simon's funeral, where the scandalous truth is revealed in front of everyone they know. Another wife, another family… And they've only just scratched the surface of Simon's incredible betrayal.
With dark humor and razor-sharp wit, Cohen expertly unravels a story of deception and betrayal, where two very different families will discover they are entwined in ways that will change them all forever.
Review: Though I initially thought the premise of the book was a bit far-fetched, I was quickly reeled in to the wives' story lines. As I read, my allegiance switched back and forth between Selina and Lottie. Both women were blinded by their faith and trust in their husband and suffered the most for his actions.
I was slightly thrown by the ending. I didn't see it coming and it seemed a bit out of character with the rest of the story. Overall, it was a decent read.
Disclaimer: Copy of book received from publisher, opinions are my own.