Monday, December 28, 2020

Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane

A teacher not showing up for the day?  

Mr. Payne never misses a day.

Where could he be?

Aaron's wife Lila said he was gone when she woke up, but that is normal.  


Lila said she had no idea where he could be, but Lila doesn't always tell the truth, and we know that Aaron was very controlling to the point of being abusive.

Lila had also found something on his phone that infuriated her, that he denied, and that caused a huge fight.

A nosey neighbor comes on the scene, and the school principal and a fellow teacher had called the police without Lila's knowledge.

Lila is a former attorney and knows how to stay cool, even though she isn't cool on the inside...she wonders where Aaron is when she knows he couldn't have gone anywhere.

When a note written on an index card is stuck in the sliding back door, its indication scares Lila because perhaps things didn't go as planned. 

Who is Lila besides Aaron's wife?  Will the police find out?  And more importantly who is Aaron?

PRETTY LITTLE WIFE takes us through the investigation as tension mounts and Lila gets more nervous because she keeps getting notes but doesn't know who they are from.  She is hoping they aren't from Aaron.

I kept thinking it had to be Lila who made Aaron disappear, but then someone else pops up.  

It is difficult to figure out what happened to him.  

Will you figure out where Aaron is and how he got there?  This book is a guessing game until the very end.

There are some nice surprises.

ENJOY!!  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Perfect review. This book was so good.

    1. It was very good.

      Thanks for commenting, Cheryl.

  2. Nice review. It sounds great.
    I can't wait to read this.

    1. Thanks, Linda, about my review.

      I think you will like it.

      Thanks for commenting.

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    1. Enjoy when you read it.

      I know you will love it.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.