Official Review: The Wicked Wives by Gus Pelagatti

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: Official Review: The Wicked Wives by Gus Pelagatti

Post by bell6972 » 14 Mar 2016, 16:50

I think I am going to have to find and read this story... the review has definitely piqued my interest! Great job.

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Post by bookowlie » 16 Mar 2016, 10:07

Thanks Missy1234 and Bell6972 for the positive feedback. The book is definitely worth reading. It's based on true events and a good example of truth often being stranger than fiction.
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Post by CDJ » 19 Oct 2016, 15:59

This was a great review, I am going to piggyback on what some other people posted. The title is misleading, I was a little torn about what the story was actually going to be about. With the title, I felt it may be about cheating housewives, not a murder scenario. I think I may add this to my must read list. I think the thing that got me more than anything is that reviewers comments about how detailed the descriptions were. I usually find when the descriptions are really great along with a great plot, it sucks me into the story. So great review, I will be adding this to my list:)

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Post by bookowlie » 20 Oct 2016, 22:45

Thanks CDJ for the kind words. I have read a lot of OBC review books and this one was one of my favorites. :) I loved that it was based on a true story.
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Post by missy1234 » 23 Oct 2016, 13:48

Nice review, I like books based on true events,

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Post by karolinka » 31 Oct 2016, 15:36

This is a nice review. I like to read historical fiction, because I write it myself, so it's good to get ideas. It's interesting that all the wives conspired together to kill their husbands- and they all agreed to do it!
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Post by bookowlie » 15 Nov 2016, 11:20

karolinka wrote:This is a nice review. I like to read historical fiction, because I write it myself, so it's good to get ideas. It's interesting that all the wives conspired together to kill their husbands- and they all agreed to do it!
Thanks for the nice feedback. The tailor was the instigator behind have the women kill their husbands. Many of the wives were having an affair with the tailor. He was in it for the money.
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Post by SueY84 » 05 Jan 2017, 11:31

This is a very nice review. I think this would be a book I may enjoy reading. I love historical fiction and mysteries so thus sounds right up my alley. Thank you for your review.

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Post by bookowlie » 10 Jan 2017, 09:38

SueY84 wrote:This is a very nice review. I think this would be a book I may enjoy reading. I love historical fiction and mysteries so thus sounds right up my alley. Thank you for your review.
Thanks SueY84. The best part is that it's based on a true story.
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Post by kaitlynden96 » 11 Jan 2017, 17:44

This book sounds great and the straight forward writing style of the review gives me no doubt about my interest in the book. I've read a few other comments discussing the book's title and suggest a change, but it was the title that drew me personally to the book's review page. just a note!

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Post by Silvermoon » 18 Jan 2017, 22:49

This sounds like a fascinating story and I have to read it! I love reading books, especially historical fiction books from the 1930's and '40's. The criminal aspect makes it even more desirable to read. Excellent job on your review!

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Post by Tommie H Odom » 29 Jan 2017, 16:59

The Wicked Wives is a fantastic book. Your review was simply marvelous. I didn't want to stop reading it. The wives were so clever and yet foolish. The love of money creates wicked people.

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This really is a great review. The details are awesome. The title says what it means. It makes you want to buy the book immediately. These wives are really wicked and evil. The man is to.

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Post by tg5678 » 16 Feb 2017, 21:14

This review had me wanting to read this book right now. I like stories based on some real life event.

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Post by Magnus Achu » 08 Mar 2017, 03:47

Good, interesting review. The title did not preempt the story but everyone that comes across the review will definitely go for the book.

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Post by Ramiyar Karanjia » 09 Mar 2017, 07:05

The Review seemed incomplete. It should have been more detailed about the different characters. Not agreeing with the title was understandable, but the reviewer should have suggested an apt title. Descriptions alone do not make up for a good book. it should be a fast paced story keeping the attention from page to page

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