Book Review: Mrs. by Caitlin Macy




First of all, can we all take a moment to talk about this cover? It's so gorgeous it makes "judging a book by its cover" a GOOD thing. And trust me, the book itself is just as delectable.

I would love to meet Caitlin Macy. Judging by the wit and cunning charm woven into this story, I am sure she is clever and interesting. All of these characteristics are what make Mrs. such an engrossing read. 

Though the writing is a bit heavy and some sentences were hard to get through, the writing style painted vivid pictures. I just had a hard time reading this leisurely, I really had to pay attention and read quite slow in order to follow along but that's all about of the experience. There are details woven through out the book that you must pay attention to. 

This book is set in the Upper East Side. The women are elegant, rich and suspicious. Newcomers are not welcome and people who know deep secrets from your past are enemies that you still have to keep close. 

High on the social latter, Philippe Lye isn't keeping up with the Jones'-she is the Joneses, so when two women come into her circle who threaten to uncover secrets, things start to unravel. The characters' social circle are "forced to confront the rot at its core and the price it has paid to survive"- quoted from the book jacket because that perfectly describes this book and I couldn't think of any other words! 

This is Big Little Lies mixed with that the girls on Gossip Girl would act like if they grew up and had kids of their own. 

I received a copy of this from the publisher, Little Brown & Co., but all opinions are my own. #partner