Ari Reviews The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress By Ariel Lawhon
I enjoyed reading this book very much. The story is set in 1920’s and 1930’s New York that focuses on three main characters Stella Crater the wife of Judge Crater, Maria the Crater’s Maid, and Judge Crater’s mistress Ritzi that are in a triangle of solving what happened to Judge Crater who disappears one day. The three women are swept in the world of glamor, corruption, love, and the criminal underworld of New York City during the prohibition era. Each chapter goes back and forth between the three women as they face hardships, sadness, love, fear, and fall into the corruption of the underworld that has caused the man they love and work for that brings them together in a chaotic mystery as to why Judge Crater has gone missing from their lives. Will Stella, Maria, and Ritizi figure out what has happened to Judge Crater? Will they have to risk their lives to seek the truth? You will have to check this book out to find out more and whether the mystery will be solved. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries, 1920’s/1930’s themed stories, and historical fiction. The author did a great job with a lot of descriptive details in the book and I felt like I was in the story as it drew me in in each chapter. The book had a lot of twists and turns in it and I loved how the author went back and forth between the three main characters to see their perspective throughout the story and how the events played out for them when reading the book.