Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as the assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game – and fast.
She holes up at the home of her oldest friend Miriam in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam’s friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime.
It’s not just Karolina’s reputation that’s ruined. It’s her family. And Miriam and Emily are determined he won’t get away with it. First, they’ll get Karolina’s son back. Then they’ll help her get her own back. Because the wives are mad as hell . . .
The glamorous setting, polished plot and vivid characters make ‘The Wives’ an easy to read, enjoyable story that you’ll find difficult to put down.
On New Year’s Eve, events conspire to bring three women together to fight injustice. Their seemingly perfect lives are not as glossy as they first appear. Rekindling old friendships and making new ones they unite against the man who seeks to destroy one of them and find the elusive happiness they all still seek despite their material wealth.
There is plenty of humour in this story as the women encounter the wives of Connecticut, but there is an underlying poignancy as they realise material possessions and retaining youth do not necessarily bring happiness.
A fast-paced story of revenge, friendship and power, written from multi-points of view which adds to the interest and depth to the women’s characters. They are easy to empathise, and this makes the book a perfect holiday read.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins – Harper Fiction via NetGalley in return for an honest review.