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Some people just need killing.

Marlena Altizer Durst lives in her husband’s shadow. He controls her every move—what she wears, the food she eats, and the friends she’s allowed to make. If she disobeys, there are… consequences. And he has all the power, so nobody would believe her.

Her Cinderella story has been well-documented and it seems that she leads a fairy-tale life. But nobody ever wonders if Cinderella was happy after she married the prince. Marlena has traded freedom and safety for luxurious imprisonment, and most days, that seems like a bad bargain. Death may be the only exit she’s allowed. Just like his first wife. And his second.

Unless she flips the script.

And gets away with murder…


“Ann Aguirre brings the heat with The Third Mrs. Durst, a delicious, modern revenge story.” -Victoria Helen Stone, bestselling author of Jane Doe “Twisty, fascinating, and gently edgy, this mixture of vintage Hollywood and contemporary New York will delight fans of the traditional mystery as well as those craving a modern read. Loved it!”―Hank Phillippi Ryan, nationally bestselling author of Trust Me “a quickly spun and lively thriller after the opening chapters, and has the feel of a “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” in a slinky dress.” – Kingdom Books “Aguirre inserts twists and turns that keep the pages turning…all of Aguirre’s positive characters are beautiful, strong, and resilient.” – New York Journal of Books

Publishing date:
October 1, 2019
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