Guilty Wives

After a lavish night of guilty pleasures in Monte Carlo, four best friends face an awful morning of arrests-and a fight for survival.
Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. As the weekend moves into pulsating discos, high-stakes casinos, and beyond, Abbie is transported to the greatest pleasure and release she has ever known.
In the morning's harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened: something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. And now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime-a fight for survival. Guilty Wives is the ultimate indulgence, the kind of nonstop joy-ride of excess, friendship, betrayal, and danger that only James Patterson can create.

Guilty Wives - James Patterson & David Ellis Summary

Guilty Wives is a stand-alone James Patterson novel, as it is not part any of the series novels written by Patterson...

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Unexpected ending5 star

Many plot twists and a very good story. Hard to put down. 55

Dan Vermilion

Guilty wives2 star

Poor book. Not up to Patterson’s usual standards. 25

SS in VA

Good and Bad4 star

This book has a complex and sophisticated plot. But my one and only complaint is that the in prison days for the four women was FAR too graphic and FAR too long. This was unnecessary to the success of the book. While reading the in prison part, I almost just gave up on the book. The story was no fun too read here, and even depressing. And it seemed to never end. The book editor really should have ordered a fix. I stuck with it, and it got good and enjoyable later. But I fear many readers would just put it down. Too bad no one wised up this author. Too bad Patterson did not speak up. Could have been excellent. Instead only fair. 45


Best book ever!5 star

Seriously could not put this book down! 55

GM Ree

Guilty Wives2 star

I usually love James Patterson novels, but this one was not in that category. It dragged on & on & on. I lost interest early in the story but forced myself to finish the book. I'm anxious to move on and look forward to my next "James Patterson" read. I understand that even James Patterson can't hit a home run every time!! 25


Guilty Wives1 star

Not worth your time! Guilty of being a bad novel! 15

Careful shopper

Guilty Wives5 star

Once you start reading you will have a hard time putting the book down. Highly recommended. 55

not rotating

Decent airplane book3 star

Let me start by saying I'm not much of a reader anymore, but download books occasionally for plane flights. My sister raves about Patterson, so I thought I'd try one. Not much character development, little background about characters marriages, which should have been a major detail. The French prison stories dragged on and on, however. When the murders were ultimately solved, the book was basically over, with vague details about how the crimes were actually committed. There are likely better choices for plane flight reading! 35


Guilty of not being able to stop reading!5 star

I’m not a big reader…but I bought this to have in my back pocket for plane trips. I couldn’t put it down! If it kept my interest, I would recommend it! 55


Great read5 star

This was my first JP book and I really like his descriptive manner. I picked up "Second Honeymoon" on a whim while I was in the store just due to enjoying this book. 55


Very slow and painful until the end2 star

Good suspense at the end but the first two thirds of the book were boring and painful. 25

Michael’s opinion

Guilty wives4 star

This was a page turner that you couldn't put down. Good ending to a great start. 45


Intriguing5 star

Keeps you turning each page. Love how it makes you sit on the end of your seat. 55


Run Away!1 star

Badly written, grammatically grating, interesting plot but the characters were very poorly developed. Mr. Ellis writes of the type of women he knows nothing about. And they appear like caricatures. Hold out for something smarter! 15


Guilty Wives5 star

First Patterson book and let me tell you it won't be my last !! Lived Guilty Wives couldn't put it down !! 55

Blk beau

Guilty Wives5 star



Guilty wives3 star

Disappointing read. I love James Patterson books however I don't enjoy the books he writes with other people. This one was a hard read for me. It seemed to move rather slow until the last few chapters. 35

H20s X5

Guilty wives5 star

AWESOME book! Could not put it down! 55

movie gal221

Not great1 star

This is the first James Patterson book that I felt was totally implausible. I was disappointed with 2/3 of the book. But liked the ending. 15


Guilty Wives5 star

This was my first J. Patterson book. I must say I picked a great one to start reading. It was thrilling, exciting, and heart felt. 55

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