Overall Rating and Opinion of "The Wicked Wives"

Discuss the July 2015 book of the month, The Wicked Wives: A Novel Based on a True Story by Gus Pelagatti.
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Re: Overall Rating and Opinion of "The Wicked Wives"

Post by Lovely_Loreley » 16 Jul 2015, 15:49

zeldas_lullaby wrote:
Escapeartist wrote: The quote above is my mistake that brought that on, but your take makes sense too. I'm glad you're liking the book!!
HA HA, yep that's the origin. I do like your take on it too, Lovely Lorelei!!

Hm... what would be a useful sample sentence?

"Buddy, I'm not sure about your engagement. You might be marrying one of those purple wives."
"Dude, chill. Alicia is all heart."
Yep, I did see your original mistake EscapeArtist :)

And Zelda, thats a great example sentence! Please say you'll actually be adding this lovely term to the urban dictionary haha

-- July 16th, 2015, 3:01 pm --
Melissa Coffield wrote:Just finished the book. I loved it. Loved the twist at the end. I did a little research on the Philadelphia Poison ring on my own and found it very interesting. The author new his facts. I am wondering though, why he chose to change some names and not others or I guess why he couldn't use all of their real names. It was a fantastic read though. You just can't believe some of the things this group was capable of.
My guess would be that either some of the names had to be changed for legal reasons or the author took the liberty of changing their names because he wanted something more memorable? The first option seems more likely though; I bet there was some reason he couldn't use certain names, rather than choosing to change them.
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Post by mystery lady » 17 Jul 2015, 06:16

I seem to be in the minority on this book. I think it would have been a better read if it was written as True Crime rather than as a work of Fiction. I was initially captured by the book at the beginning, but the story quickly deteriorated. I can tell from the discussion that other readers found many of the details in the book as unclear as I did. This book needs editing.
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Post by TrishaAnn92 » 17 Jul 2015, 16:19

Just finished reading it and I loved it! Aside from the occasional grammatical error the book was a real page turner and I had a hard time putting it down. The suspense and the shock factor at the end of the story were perfect.
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Post by kio » 22 Jul 2015, 15:08

I really enjoyed this one. Although there are a few plot holes or places the book lost me, I'd give it a 3 out of 4 stars. The people in the book are enjoyable to read about despite how wicked they are. I loved the twist at the end. Great true crime story. Thanks for selecting this one for book of the month.
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Post by chytach18- » 29 Jul 2015, 10:20

I don`t know why but I was thinking about The Crucible by Arthur Miller when I was reading The Wicked Wives. Maybe, occasionally, it good to be wicked. :evil:
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Post by Christinar81 » 01 Aug 2015, 12:31

I throughly enjoyed the story. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting when I heard it was a true story. I was expecting more factual information and less of a fictional storyline. I was late starting it for the book of the month but once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. The twist at the end completely threw me. I wasn't expecting the lady in black to be Hope. I wonder if the storyline between her and Tom the DA, was true or embellished by the author. Does anybody know.
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Post by Katherine E Wall » 07 Aug 2015, 23:08

Escapeartist wrote:I know, but no I truly think until someone re-reads that first part and tells me I'm wrong, that that part of the story was written incorrectly. It's a little disorienting actually, distracting from an otherwise interesting story.
I agree. The inconsistency bothered me.

Overall, there were many issues with inconsistencies or lack of credibility that marred my reading of the story.

However, it makes me want to research it more to see how much was truth and how much was fiction. On my list of things to do someday.
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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 07 Aug 2015, 23:11

That sounds like it would be a fun internet research project, for people who enjoying looking stuff up online!

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Post by Tega » 24 Nov 2016, 04:35

Please I'm new here how do you read a book in your library

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Tega wrote:Please I'm new here how do you read a book in your library
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Post by powergirl » 26 Nov 2017, 02:02

A true story on greed,corruption,lust and murders and women juste killing for money.The twist at the end left me in a shock.The author has done a good job.I really surprised that this book were not turn as a movie because it would be very fascinating.I hardly recommend it to people who love suspense.
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Post by LinaMueller » 12 Jun 2019, 18:53

Anna-Lou is such a great storyteller. She managed to infuse this book with a lovely charm that will delight male and female alike.

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