The Starter Wife

The Starter Wife

From the bestselling author of Girl Last Seen comes "a spine-tingler" (Booklist) of a psychological suspense, perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Jessica Knoll. Local police have announced that they're closing the investigation of the suspected drowning of 37-year-old painter Colleen Westcott. She disappeared on April 11, 2010, and her car was found parked near the water From the bestselling author of Girl Last Seen comes "a spine-tingler" (Booklist) of a psychological suspense, perfect...

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Title:The Starter Wife
Author:Nina Laurin
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Starter Wife
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Starter Wife Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Jun 06, 2019
    Out of all the books I've read by Nina Laurin is this the one I had the hardest time reading. Both What My Sister Knew and Girl Last Seen are great thrillers, while this took forever for me to get into. Now, I think it's because I right from the start felt very, very annoyed with Clair...
  • Carole
    Jul 07, 2019
    The Starter Wife by Nina Laurin is my favorite type of mystery: a thriller that you want to re-read so you can pick up on some of the clues you might have missed the first time. Byron Westcott is a college professor whose wife Colleen disappeared years ago. The police suspect she commi...
  • Paula  Phillips
    May 30, 2019
    Having read Nina Laurin's previous books, when I saw The Starter Wife pop up for reading/review on NetGalley. It was one I was requesting as I have loved her previous books with their twists and turns. The Starter Wife which seems to be a theme lately for psychological thrillers from V...
  • Jamie
    Apr 29, 2019
    3.5 Stars to The Starter Wife! Claire is Byron's second wife, he's about 20 years her senior and there's a bunch of indicators that he may not be over his first wife, Colleen, who died 10 years earlier, but who's body was never found. When Claire gets a phone call that seems that it...
  • Bradley
    May 25, 2019
    Cuckoo! Cuckoo! :) This is definitely for all you mystery/thriller fans out there who can't get enough of your CRAZY WOMEN. You know, the Single White Female types, the Fatal Attraction types... or even Gone Girl. :) All the nastiest tropes of our favorite crazy girls are upped h...
  • Jonetta
    Aug 05, 2019
    Claire Wescott is married to Byron, a professor at a liberal arts college in Ohio. She?s his second wife and is starting to question if his change in behavior towards her means something...is it a sign that he?s seeing someone else. Claire thinks a baby will be the answer though sh...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Jun 12, 2019
    They will all think I?m crazy, insane, psychotic, but what else is love but madness? Isn?t that what all the great novels are about? I was totally enthralled by the book from the very beginning. The writing made the characters come to life easily and with power. The...
  • lovebooks
    Apr 05, 2019
    . The starter wife is about Byron a college professor and Claire his 20 something wife. There is suspension that Byron killed his first wife Colleen. Her body has never been found. Edge of your seat suspense. ...
  • Betsy
    Jun 07, 2019
    Well that was fun! Other than what's already in the blurb, there's very little I can say about the plot--there's a huge, game-changing twist in this one, so I don't want to spoil anything. I stayed up far too late to finish reading because I was determined to see how this unfolded. ...
  • Ludwig
    Apr 15, 2019
    4,5 STARS happily rounded-up. Claire can't help but feel like she's living under the shadow of her husband's first wife, Colleen, who died under very strange circumstances. This woman was reported to have jumped into the water one night, presumably as a suicide attempt. Her body tho...
  • Nicole ❤
    Aug 11, 2019
    "They will all think I?m crazy, insane, psychotic, but what else is love but madness? Isn?t that what all the great novels are about?" ? Buy This Book: Amazon ? ? Series: No. ? Genre: Mystery/Thriller. ? POV: Dual first person. ? Cliffhanger: No. ...
  • Sabrina
    Jun 12, 2019
    NOW LIVE! Amazon US * Amazon UK The Starter Wife took me on one crazy journey, and I enjoyed every second of it. I was scratching my head in confusion and second guessing myself so many times, which I thought was brilliant. The book had me going back and forth thinking I knew e...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Jul 26, 2019
    Woah! Twists and turns ga!ore! This book grabbed me early as I sensed an undercurrent of delicious deception, secrets and lies. Nothing have warning to what unfolds. The characters are vivid and damaged and ever do imperfect. Claire Westcott, married to her older, be!loved husban...
  • Clare
    Jul 04, 2019
    With thanks to Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for this ARC in exchange for and open and honest review. Claire Westcott was married to college professor Byron Westcott. When they first met Byron was grieving after his first wife Colleen committed suicide. After Byron and Claire...
  • Angela
    Mar 09, 2019
    For the first time in a while I liked something enough to want to review it, so of course it?s impossible to do that without spoilers. I?m sure going to try. Mark my words: this book is going to be big. It?s also going to be talked about. What The Starter Wife does is toy ...
  • Mandy White
    Jun 05, 2019
    The Starter Wife by Nina Laurin was absolute roller coaster of a domestic suspense book. In the beginning it was a tad confusing but as I got into it more I couldn't put it down. That ending was just crazy - and I loved it. When a book goes off on so many tangents and keeps you guessin...
  • Brandy
    Jun 16, 2019
    He loves her, he loves her not, he loves her he loves her not.... ?True love only gives and asks for nothing in return.? The Starter Wife, takes you down the aisle of marriage bliss and makes you realize what one will do to keep the spark of love alive - and just how far th...
  • Lou
    Jun 13, 2019
    The Starter Wife is Nina Laurin's third thriller, but I have to say that I found it 8 parts women's fiction and only 2 parts resembling a thriller. It also has a premise that has been done to death and doesn't have anything new to add or offer over and above those books. I didn't find ...
  • Jannelies
    Apr 24, 2019
    'A gripping thriller'... Yes! We meet Claire Westcott, 27, married to successfull professor in literature Byron Westcott, some 20 years her senior. Claire is not very happy. She met Byron when he was already a widower. His first wife, famous artist Colleen May, disappeared a few year...
  • Katie B
    May 20, 2019
    Well that was a crazy and wild ride! It was entertaining for sure but there were a few problems I had with it while reading. It was still enjoyable though and would make a darn good summer beach read. Claire is married to Byron, a college professor. Byron's first wife aka the starte...
  • marilyn
    Jun 10, 2019
    The Starter Wife has two unreliable narrators. There is the mysterious student who is stalking college professor Byron and his wife and there is Claire, Byron's second wife. The student feels that Byron's wife if not worthy of him and that she must protect him from her devious ways. Sh...
  • Michelle
    Jul 23, 2019
    I am happy to say that I liked this book a lot more than I was expecting to. This book is full on crazy. If you are burnt out on the drunk unreliable narrator then steer clear but if you fancy a narrator that puts the cuckoo in cocoa puffs then you've come to the right place. Clair...
  • Frank Phillips
    Jul 08, 2019
    CRAZY!!! I listen to this one on audiobook and could not put it down. I think maybe I might need to go back and actually read the physical book because this one was quite confusing! I just want to reference the term unreliable narrators and leave it at that! This was the craziest book ...
  • Chelsey
    May 28, 2019
    ?I?m overcome with a sensation of vulnerability, alone and exposed in this airy room like a goldfish that becomes aware of her tank for the first time.? Claire and Byron have been married for a few years. Byron?s first wife, Colleen, died ten years ago in an apparent suicide...
  • Calista Andrechek
    Apr 21, 2019
    Thank you to NetGalley, Nina Laurin and Grand Central Publishing for the free e-book in exchange for an honest review. Claire begins to get suspicious of what her husband is up too, so she looks up the story behind her husband?s missing first wife and finds out that she disappeare...
  • Stacy Coleman
    Mar 14, 2019
    I've pretty much given up on suspense. But I liked the author's first book (the second was solid too, but not the same wow factor) so I thought why the hell not, and requested. Well, I... did not expect that. (view spoiler)[It starts with the usual psychological thriller claptrap...
  • Mark
    Jun 17, 2019
    Interesting idea and fairly well done First though got to say that the lead lady Claire gets nausea, about everything and anything, and barely a page goes past without her for one reason or another telling us! That aside ( oh and her love of drink, somewhat a pre requisite of many ...
  • Megan
    Mar 31, 2019
    The Starter Wife by Nina Laurin is an addictingly thrilling book. Claire is the second wife of the older professor Byron. Byron's first wife Colleen was a famous painter who committed suicide but whose body was never found. Despite their age difference, Claire and Byron fell madly in l...
  • Julie (JuJu)
    Jun 09, 2019
    **Update** Thank you to the wonderful Nina Laurin, who sent me a signed copy of her book (all the way from Canada ??, where my husband is also from ? ) after I won it in her drawing! This is the best book mail I?ve received so far! ? I have your other books and will be re...
  • Katrina [mycheckedoutbooks]
    Mar 17, 2019
    Wow.. The starter wife was an addicting read that I couldn't get enough of! This is my first Nina Laurin book and it really ended up being a good read that has gotten me out of my reading slump. I have been totally obsessed with domestic thrillers and this really knocked it out of t...