The First Wife: A Novel of Suspense
A New York Times Bestselling AuthorJane Warren swore she'd never marry again, but she just can't muster the cynicism to resist William Andrews - a debonair widower with two children of his own. Soon Jane is marching down the aisle and off to a life of luxury. But why is Andrew so obsessed with his dead wife? And why do the children seem to hate Jane so passionately? As she...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
(first published June 1st 2004)
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This book bills itself as a novel of suspense right in the title. However, it is primarily a romance, and a really dumb one at that. The blurb made it seem that the main character was already the new wife when strange things started happening to her. But in reality, the book takes us through the entire, ridiculously short, romance in all its' stupidity. She knows he's going to pop the question, and decides to say no, but then she doesn't. She has serious reservations about whether or not she sho...more
This is a short, and rather silly mystery novel. It’s entertaining enough to keep the pages turning, since there aren’t that many of them (only about 300 of them). It feels rather reminiscent of a Mary Higgins Clark book, but with a less plausible plot and more cursing and sex. The ending is perhaps its strongest aspect; the twist is well-handled, but a one word summary of the book would simply be: ridiculous. But, if you need a fast and fun book, to laugh about the ludicrous nature of the plot,...more
This book came to me through my "Read-N-Swap" group. In the past I have really enjoyed the stories written by this author. This book was not her best work, but it still was readable. I had mostly figured out the plot by half-way through the book. This book did need the "happily-ever-after" ending or it would of been to dark. In the future I might give this author another try.
Jane Warren, a financial writer for a newspaper interviews William Andrews the owner of a great media empire. The interview leads her to delve deeply into the murder of Andrews wife, Kay. A relationship occurs between the two and the story keep its suspense up quite well as to the mystery of the murder.
Mar 22, 2011 Amanda rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I think this is one of the worst books I've ever read. The writing is stilted, the voices are robotic and the female lead is literally one of the dumbest characters I've ever read. Would not recommend.