Source: received for review
The Wicked Wives is based on the true story of the 1938 Philadelphia murder scandals in which seventeen wives were arrested for murdering their husbands.
Mastermind conspirator Giorgio DiSipio, a stunning lothario and local tailor who preys upon disenchanted and unfaithful wives, convinces twelve of them to kill their spouses for insurance money.
The murder conspiracy is very successful until one lone assistant D.A., Tom Rossi, uncovers the plot and brings the perpetrators to justice.
The Wicked Wives is a story made for Hollywood, combining murder, corruption, treachery, love, lust and phenomenal detail as it vividly captures Depression-era Philadelphia.
The author has written this novel in such a way that it comes across as almost perfect. It was like I was sitting there with all the evidence lying in front of me. The authors background as a lawyer has only helped him create a true crime masterpiece.
Throughout the novel there was never a moment that I did not enjoy. There was a lot of characters present throughout however I never lost track of who was who.
Overall a brilliant true crime novel and I look forward to seeing what the author does next.
A copy of this book was received for free and all opinions expressed are my own through reading it.