Book Review: The Starter Wife by Nina Laurin [82/100 * 2019]

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“They will all think I’m crazy, insane, psychotic, but what else is love but madness? Isn’t that what all the great novels are about?”


📖 Buy This Book: Amazon 📖
📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: Mystery/Thriller.
📚 POV: Dual first person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings: Unreliable narrators. Death. And other things I would rather not say. 😉
⚠ Read if: you are a fan of domestic thrillers a la Gillian Flynn or Lisa Jewell.

The Starter Wife is the first book I have read from author Nina Laurin and I would have to say, I found a new fave thriller writer.

This book is about the journey of a second wife, Claire, dealing with the shadow of his husband’s first wife, Colleen, whose case was still undeclared whether as a murder, a suicide, or a missing person’s case. Aside from Claire, the story is also told through an unknown narrator.

If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, this book is surely for you. I enjoyed the guessing game and weighing the truths. Nina Laurin surely knows how to build up the suspense that will keep you at the edge of your seat and not letting you put the book down at all!

What a lovely read! It is a one-sitter type but a busy bee like me had to time my readings 😭

Excited to read more from this author! 🥰

 But I won’t. I don’t want to get you this way. My way may be harder, may take longer, but that’s okay. Everything worth having is worth waiting for— isn’t that how it goes?


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🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

☁FINAL VERDICT: 4.64/5 ☁

Much thanks to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own. Also, all quotes are taken from the ARC and may not appear in the final published copy.

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35% in and I’m going crazy with this one! 🤯

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