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Publisher's Summary

Darby Kane thrills with this twisty domestic suspense novel that asks one central question: Shouldn’t a dead husband stay dead?

Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn’t what she seems. 

A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection, if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth.... With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. 

She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone. 

©2021 Darby Kane (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Denisa
  • 31-12-2020

Holy Shit that was good

What a great book! It had me on the edge of my seat the entire book! This is a must read/listen too!!!! And the narrator was fabulous!

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  • DG
  • 07-01-2021

Disappointed.

I am an avid audible reader and rarely write reviews. But I am surprised by the high rating this book has received. I waited for months for it to come out. Xe Sands is one of my favorite narrators. But not with this story. I found the narration flat and i was often lost trying to figure out which character was speaking. The story just never captured me and I tried hard to get into it. Just not worth the credit for me. Sorry I wish it had been as great as was hyped.

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  • The Rancher's Wife
  • 05-01-2021

FINALLY.....

a mystery that the listener won't solve half way through!!!! Loved this. I also really like Xe's narrations, it was by looking for more books read by her that led me to this gem.

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  • Charissa M.
  • 31-12-2020

So Good!!!!

I did not want this book to end. From the first sentence to the last word I was hooked. There is a book to savor. The characters are compelling, the prose is perfection - and the twists and turns were eye-popping. Pretty Little Wife is such a very good book. I can’t wait to see what Darby Kane does next.
Also - Xe Sands’ performance was enthralling. The perfect narrator for this thriller.

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  • Megan Keller
  • 06-01-2021

Excellent Book

I pick a lot of books (usually without putting too much effort into selection) as something to listen to and keep me focused during my workday. My job is tedious and detailed and audio books allow me to listen to a good story but also stay more in tuned to my work. I was pleasantly surprised with this book, it kept me very engaged while fitting the pieces together up until the end. I actually grew to like the main character whom I had no real opinions of initially. Definitely recommend this book and I look forward to more by the author.

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  • Dressage rider
  • 04-01-2021

Very entertaining

The book is unique and full of twists with a fabulous narrator. Best audiobook I heard in a long time.

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  • lisa
  • 03-01-2021

very interesting

I will say I never grew to like the main character but I will say the story was great! it weaved nicely and kept you guessing. I just wanted different characters

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  • Laura A. McGary
  • 31-12-2020

Loved this book!

I usually wait until there are several reviews before I purchase an audiobook, but took a chance in this one. It was fantastic. Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout and listened in one day. I highly recommend!

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  • Christine
  • 04-01-2021

highly recommend worth every penny

loved this book twists and turns keeps you memerized
wish there were more like it
great narration

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  • Amanda Woods
  • 05-01-2021

Boring

I’m sorry but I found this book so boring. I didn’t feel like I was on the edge of my seat at all. I don’t get these rave reviews.

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  • Sarah Morley
  • 07-01-2021

Highly recommend!

This highly anticipated thriller by Darby Kane did not disappoint.

From the start you are invested after finding out the lead character Lila has left her husband Aarons dead body to be discovered, in his car. And that Lila is the one that killed him.
How can the story prove to prevail the exciting beginning to the plot......?
Maybe for Aarons body and his car to completely disappear without a trace. Leaving Lila wondering if Aaron is dead after all, did she make a mistake??? And if so is her life in danger.

This is one of those books that you lose sleep over as you just want to read to the end of the chapter, then one more page won't hurt will it. Before you know it it's 3am and well...you might as well just finish it now, as your eyes are stinging 👀

I'm rating it a 4 because it's not quite up there with my favourite thrillers of all time.
But I can highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
It's full of plot twists and a surprise ending. It also ties everything up nicely at the end so you aren't left frustrated, wishing you knew what happened with different avenues you've been led down.

I hope Darby Kane is penciling (typing) another suspense filled thriller as we speak because l for one will be pre ordering the next release!

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  • beaker12
  • 27-02-2021

Suspense thriller

Good twisty story. At first I thought the narrator was a bit drawly (sorry!) but actually fitted with the story very well! Enjoyed it.

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