Book Review: The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre

Title: The Third Mrs. Durst
By: Ann Aguirre
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pages: 312
Release Date: August 8th, 2018
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from Goodreads: Some people just need killing.

Marlena Altizer Durst lives in her husband’s shadow. He controls her every move—what she wears, the food she eats, and the friends she’s allowed to make. If she disobeys, there are… consequences. And he has all the power, so nobody would believe her.

Her Cinderella story has been well-documented and it seems that she leads a fairy-tale life. But nobody ever wonders if Cinderella was happy after she married the prince. Marlena has traded freedom and safety for luxurious imprisonment, and most days, that seems like a bad bargain. Death may be the only exit she’s allowed. Just like his first wife. And his second.

Unless she flips the script.

And gets away with murder…

Review: This book was dark and disturbing. It speaks a lot to how some men pray on vulnerable young women, manipulating them until there is nothing left of their will. I think the plot wove a dark mystery, one that was almost too dark for my taste. I had almost wished there was more plotting and less pain to give the story a little more excitement.

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