Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Review: The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

The Wife, the Maid, and the MistressThe Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lawhon has taken a famous unsolved mystery, the disappearance in the early 1930s of Judge Crater, and crafted a plausible solution. Some of the characters in the novel are based on real people, some are composites, and some are totally made-up. The story jumps around in time as different bits of the puzzle are revealed from the points of view of various characters. The three women in the title each narrate pieces of the story and each woman develops as a full character over the course of the book. Overall a page-turner and an intriguing solution to the puzzle.

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