Book Review: The Stepford Wives

09.1972 | Corsair
Rating: 4/5 stars


Joanna has just moved to the beautiful Stepford with her husband, Walter, and their children. Things seem almost too good to be true. The town is idyllic with no crime and happy families, but behind the town’s facade lies a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same. There is something strange with the housework-absorbed wives and Joanna is determined to find out the truth.

THE STEPFORD WIVES is one of those iconic books that everyone has either heard of or at least seen the film adaptation of it. This is my third book by Ira Levin and it absolutely lived up to my expectations for a thrilling, classic psychological suspense story. Coming in at just over 100 pages, this story packs an incredible punch that has readers on the edge of their seats trying to uncover Stepford’s secrets alongside Joanna. There is a perfect mix of background, investigation, and tension within this story that will leave you thinking about it long past when you turn the last page.

This book is available to buy from: Amazon Book Depository

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