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The Wives

by Lauren Weisberger

Books of the Month Family Drama Modern and Contemporary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Wives

A beautifully constructed, absolute dream of a read. Three women (including the wickedly wonderful Emily from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’) join forces when one of them is set up, publicly discarded and viciously humiliated by her husband. Emily, Miriam and Karolina live what may appear to be a charmed jet-setting, party-licious life, however there is a very long way to fall when the knives are out. I absolutely adore Lauren Weisberger’s novels, they read as a master class in setting the scene and creating an eloquently enjoyable and pointedly wicked read. Each chapter focuses on one of the women, so perfectly describing their life I could not only picture myself there, I was there. My eye-popping disbelief mounted at the tactics, the lifestyle, and I seethed away, joining ranks, willing them on. A quick note, just in case you’ve already hunted this down and read it, ‘The Wives’ was published in the USA as ‘When Life Gives you Lululemons’. ‘The Wives’ is a hugely entertaining, read in one sitting, smoking-hot loaded gun of a read - and I highly recommend it.

Liz Robinson

The Wives Synopsis

Perfect marriages. Perfect neighbours. Perfect lies. Everyone is guarding a secret in this picture-perfect town. When Karolina Hartwell is arrested driving her son home, the headlines don't tell the full story. It seems nothing will stand in the way of her husband Graham's political ambition - not even his wife. Miriam Kagan is convinced her husband Paul is hiding something. But if she digs too deeply, she's afraid of what might tumble out of the closet. Emily Charlton is new to Greenwich, but she soon discovers this is a small town built on big lies. And sometimes it takes an outsider to draw them out . . . 

The Wives Press Reviews

`Feisty, funny and dishes up glamour and scandal in spades. Just what I want for my poolside read', Adele Parks for Glamour

`The Wives, Weisberger's seventh novel, is among her best . . . real depth beneath its shiny surface' Independent

`Wildly entertaining' Evening Standard

`I thoroughly enjoyed this. Real Housewives meets The Good Wife' Margaret Madden, Sunday Independent

`Entertaining, sexy and laugh-out-loud funny' Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling authors of The Wife Between Us

`Lauren Weisberger has the sharpest, wittiest eye and always knows her subjects inside out' Jenny Colgan

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ISBN: 9780007569274
Publication date: 11/07/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008276256
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007569274
Publication date: 11th July 2019
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Family Drama, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Lauren Weisberger

Lauren Weisberger is the bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, which was published in forty languages and made into a hugely successful film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Weisberger’s three other novels, Everyone Worth Knowing, Last Night at Chateau Marmont, and Chasing Harry Winston were all bestsellers. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children.   Author  photo © Mike Cohen Photography 2013

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