You may remember Lauren Weisberger for her hit novel The Devil Wears Prada. Her iconic anti-heroine Miranda Priestly became world famous after it was turned into a movie in 2006. This is the third book in the series but can be read as a standalone novel. I do recommend seeking out the other books though – as always far superior to the movie adaptation.
Some time later Runway survivor Emily is now a notorious “Fixer”. Sorting out the situations that her celebrity clients find themselves in. Living in LA with husband Miles has left her feeling a little out of the loop. When she starts losing clients to an up and coming “face” it is a real blow to Emily’s ego.
Miriam Kagan vowed to never leave the city. Three kids later she and husband Paul find themselves relocated to the suburbs. To Greenwich. Miriam is convinced that husband Paul is up to something and is determined to find out what – or who – it is.
Karolina Hartwell is arrested for drink driving when she is taking her son’s friends home. The headlines aren’t telling the full story and Karolina is adamant that it is all a mistake. Husband Gordon isn’t going to allow it to diminish his political ambitions and he swiftly takes a step back from it and from Karolina.
The Wives is a fun romp through the lives of the over privileged stay at home moms of Connecticut. Working out daily in their lululemon leggings and drinking away the day until it is time to pick up the kids from school. Like all Lauren’s books it has great characters and there is a lot to laugh at. The perfect holiday read this summer.
Supplied by Net Galley and Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: July 11 2019. 416 pages.