Thank you to Netgalley and Midnight Ink for my advance copy of The Third Mrs. Durst! I would also like to wish this book a very HAPPY PUBLISHING DAY! It is out today!
Can I just say if you are looking for a book that stars a crazy twisted psychopath, this is THE book for you. Do not read any further, just go out and get this book because…oh my goodness…the star of the show is one of the craziest and most calculating crazy, psychotic people I have ever read as the protagonist. Woah.
This book is a thrilling mystery. There weren’t any big twists or surprises, but you may find yourself holding your breath as you wait to see what happens. Marlena (our psychopath, I mean, protagonist) runs away from home at 17 to try and better her life. Her mother is an addict and many times there isn’t even food on the table. She feels bad for abandoning her siblings, but like her older sister did before her, she has to break out before she winds up pregnant and addicted to drugs herself.
Marlena meets a man at a fast food restaurant who puts her in to modeling. This takes her from homeless to having money in a flash. Eventually after a few years she runs in to Mr. Durst and they start a relationship…yes, she becomes the third wife.
Fair warning, there is domestic violence throughout this book. Mr. Durst is a disgusting, vile, oxygen thief of a person. You can’t help but hate him. Why Marlena decided to stick with a man that she knew had these tendencies…well…it will be revealed. “Some people just need killing.”
This book isn’t for everyone. It is a darker, slower burn. Personally, I found it jumped around a little bit and lost me in places. I did read an advance copy so I’m not sure if that had anything to do with it. I love what Marlena did and how she handled herself. If you’re looking for a typical thriller or maybe even character development, this isn’t for you. If you are looking for a twisted, revengeful, crazy mind…read on!
Title: The Third Mrs. Durst
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Release Date: August 8, 2019