In 1930, Justice Joseph Crater disappears from New York amidst a backdrop of gangsters, political corruption, speakeasys and showgirls. His disappearance has never been solved. “The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” takes an intriguing look at three of the women in Judge Crater’s life. This re-imagining of what may have happened delves deep into the world of New York in the 1930’s and take you through a fascinating maze of twists and turns to a conclusion that will take you by surprise.
Ariel Lawhon spins a web of intrigue as she illuminates the lives of three women moving in very different spheres that intersect around one man. In the wake of his disappearance, each of them is profoundly affected in different ways. While we’ll never really know what happened to Joseph Crater, Lawhon’s premise presents a plausible and very possible solution to the mystery. Beautifully crafted and completely engaging, “The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” will keep you turning pages!
“The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” from Doubleday is scheduled for release on January 28th, 2014. Mark your calendar!
This book was provided to me by Doubleday for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own!