The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre

Thank you to Midnight inc and NetGalley for sending me an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  




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…(Goodreads)


Loved the characters in this book


Marlena was one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever read about. Learning about her and how her mind worked while reading this book was just as entertaining as the plot.

While I do think that some aspects of this plot have been done before this is certainly a new take on the story, one that I really enjoyed.  There were certainly parts of this book that were difficult to read, Michael Durst is a terrible human being, they were necessary to understand what Marlena was going through and why she was doing what she was.

This was certainly a thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat!


Overall Rating: 4


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