Review of The Work Wife


I knew nothing about this book before reading it and it was nothing like I falsely presumed from the title and cover. There was a ‘work wife’ but her duties astounded me. The story is told by three POV’s and it takes place over a one day period. Zanne is the work wife to Ted, a powerful movie executive. Ted and Holly run their home and business with an amazing amount of staff. It was mind boggling to see their expectations of their staff and how devoted the staff was in accepting the crazy rules and job responsibilities. There is a #metoo component to the story with the return of Ted’s first wife. Overall I found this book a bit of a stretch and I had a hard time connecting to it.