“The Third Wife” by Lisa Jewell

“The Third Wife” by Lisa Jewell

Narrated by Joe Jameson

Blurb:  In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife’s death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface.

The divorces from his two previous wives had been amicable, or so it seemed; his children, all five of them, were resilient as ever, or so he thought. But something, or someone, must have pushed Maya over the edge.

My Thoughts:  A tragic but beautiful story about relationships. The impetus of the story is the tragic death of Adrian’s 3rd wife but what follows is not only solving the mystery of her death but even more so, deciphering the psychological and emotional effects of Adrian’s life choices on his children. I really enjoyed the richness of the characters and their relationships. Even the young children are given powerful dialogue and distinctive characters. Adrian’s gradual awakening to the impact of his choices on his children is really compelling and satisfying. I think it’s easy for adults to assume their children are resilient and will want them to be happy but kids are not that simple. This is a rich and intriguing story that I highly recommend.

Happy Reading!

Links:   Amazon   |   Goodreads

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