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The Trophy Wife

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  167 Ratings  ·  15 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
ebook, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2000)
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Jessica Amaro
Jan 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dec 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, mystery
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
Chi Dubinski
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emily Childs has been a dutiful corporate wife, devoting herself to her husband's career, her home, and her children. Even her husband Walter can't find fault with her. But he is about to leaver her for the beautiful and much younger Angela Hilliard, who would make the perfect trophy wife for an international banker being considered for his company's position. Before he can tell Emily that he wants a divorce, she is kidnapped. Her captors want one hundred million dollars of the bank's money, but ...more
Mar 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 18, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookmooch
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
Boots S
Walter, wants to achieve the big office at the bank, divorce his wife, and marry the young beautiful mistress. Then, his wife is kidnapped and the ramsom is 100 million dollars to be paid from the bank to an account in a Swiss bank. The policy of the bank is never to pay any money in this manner. Walter seeks help from the security manager who works along with Walter to try to find where the wife is being held. With several foul-ups and miscalculations, the plot twists, with a surprise ending. ,
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  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 !
Mar 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Edna Foster
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a book club selection because the author lives in our community. Would probably not have been my choice. Too much violence and profanity. I did like the plot and the surprise ending. Decent character development. The copy I bought has a lot of typos in it too.
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....
Dec 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
Andrew Carter
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the book....not very complex, but a good summer read.
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