Review of The Third Wife – Lisa Jewell

Posted: February 9, 2015 in chick lit, Review

the third  wife

Maya walked into a bus after a drunken night out. Her grief stricken husband Adrian is not sure if it was a tragic accident or suicide. She had a job she enjoyed, friends she liked, his children and ex-wives adored her. They were one big, happy family. Or were they?

The book starts off with Adrian struggling to cope after Maya’s death, then becoming determined to find answers. The story is then told from Maya’s point of view of her marriage and events happening in her life. The last part of the story sees Adrian finding out truths, about Maya and about himself.

I liked this story; it dragged a bit in the middle but became interesting again by the end. The ending surprised me as I didn’t see it coming but ties in with the themes about what makes families tick and forgiveness. I was sad Maya never got a happy ending though. A sweet read that’s non-demanding, if a little depressing.


Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

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