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The Trophy Wife

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  137 ratings  ·  12 reviews
For the readers of Olivia Goldsmith and Susan Isaacs comes a dramatic - and fun - thriller with an over-the-top ending that will leave readers gasping.

For twenty-five years Emily Childs has been the perfect wife. She has devoted herself completely to her successful husband, Walter, on his climb to the top of the banking world, kept his home, raised his children, and entert
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ebook, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2000)
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Jessica Amaro
Definitely an improvement over most grocery store paperbacks I have picked up lately. "The Trophy Wife" shuns the exorbitant sexual scenes for a truly twisted plot with a new spin on "the other woman" and a dried up marriage. While it was slightly predictable, there were times when I doubted myself and never did I find myself knowing the true outcome of the story until the last couple of chapters. A quick read... probably good to take on vacation.
Gabby
Walter and Emily Childs were married for years. Their family included two teenaged children, a boy and a girl. Walter Childs worked as a senior vice-president at InterBank. He was in line to be promoted to the top spot at the bank when the current chief executive officer retired. Walter had decided to secure that position and then leave his wife, Emily, and marry Angela, a graduate of Harvard Business School and a woman he'd begun mentoring when she started work at InterBank. Angela was young, b ...more
Kelly
The story of an international bank executive whose wife is kidnapped by a bunch of amateur criminals, but working for a smart boss in order to rob one of the worlds well know international banks of millions of dollars...

The story ended well- in the sense that the reader could not predict who was behind the whole scheme....

However, I find most of the details redundant- way to much run on sentences with too much background information... I found myself bored and skipping paragraphs that I knew wou
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Jammies
This has the bones of a great book--a clever idea and a truly suspenseful plotline. Unfortunately, the author can't keep simple homonyms straight (bear/bare, it's/its were the most noticeable), but she can't even keep the characters' names straight! The most egregious was in a scene with Walter and Andrew (which names she confuses throughout the entire book) where she calls BOTH characters Andrew throughout the entire scene!

This is terribly disappointing, because it could have been awesome, but
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Verna Davis
I read this book because I liked another book by the same author (The Good Sister). But this one was much better than the first one I read. I pride myself in being able to figure out the plot of books while I'm reading. As an author, I examine other author's characters, how they act, why they do what they do, how did the author develop his/her plots and give clues as to how the book was going to end. BUT! This one flummoxed me. I didn't see the end coming, and it surprised me and made me laugh o ...more
Angie
Nov 21, 2011 Angie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jill
Recommended to Angie by: Me ;-)
Shelves: fiction, mystery
There's a first time for everything - By page four , I knew whodunit !
Well , I half knew who the guilty party was anyways . Usually, unlike my super sleuth friend , ( Jill ) I am not able to figure out the mystery ...honestly , I've been kind of glad about that actually . I always thought it would ruin the whole story ;-) But it just enticed me to keep reading to see if I was right . And I was , well , kinda sorta , partially , half right and then .....the ending - OMG the ending !
Kathie
My first Diana Diamond book. The wife of a senior vice-president of an international New York Bank is kidnapped. The ransom is 100 million dollars. A fun read with an interesting twist at the end on the who dunnit.
Tania Manoussaki
a little bit annoying when you start also predictable but still a good choise to read when you relax on the beach....the end prooves that love and trust can felt like towers very easy....
Jill
Angie, I had it half figured out in the first chapter but not completely! But I loved the ending! Finally justice in a man's world! LOL! Hope you are good, miss you!
Jill :)
Jessica
It didn't end as I thought it was going to but it was a good book.
Elizabeth
An errant husband gets what he deserves??
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