Casino owner and serial gambler Tom Black leaves a trail of broken hearts wherever he goes. So when he disappears, it's no surprise that foul play is suspected. Suspicion points to three women from his past; Eleanor, the socialite with a sordid past, Loretta, the power-hungry gold-digger, and Victoria, the glamorous, heartbroken author. But in the game of love there can only be one winner, and these woman will stop at nothing to get what they want.
After reading and enjoying the author’s first novel Chelsea Wives I was excited to start Wicked Wives. I'm not always a lover of the author using a prologue as it almost takes away the intrigue and drama from the storyline. In this case I thought that it was written well with enough detail in the main body of the book to keep you hooked thoughout.
The main character Tom Black was almost too fictional in my opinion, the ultimate bad boy. The three women characters in the book each had there own story which entwined them into the life of Mr Black.I felt the author focused on the character of Ellie which lead to the other female characters lacking depth. I would have liked to see these characters expanded on. For example Ellie's husband was described a few times as someone with a past, more than meets the eye and I was almost frustrated that you never learnt any history as to why he was that way.
I enjoyed this book as much as the author's first and would recommend it, a tip to the reader would be to try not to get too frustrated by the label and name dropping which I saw as padding when the characters could have been explored a little further.
Rachel's Rating: 4/5