Mrs. by Caitlin Macy


"Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies."--Entertainment Weekly"Brilliant.... I absolutely loved it."--Kate AtkinsonIn the well-heeled milieu of New York's Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses ...

Details Mrs.

Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Mrs.

  • Aisling
    3.5 stars, really. The writing is good, the plot slightly less so. Like many other reviewers I almost gave up on this book (and I rarely, rarely do that) because the characters were completely unrelatable and the plot moved slowly. I like Ms Macy's writing and observances but did not give a lick about one single character. After reading several reviews that said the ending was worth it, I plowed on.The second half of the book is better. There is ...
  • Ilyssa Wesche
    This was not exactly what I expected but I liked it. Sometimes I felt like I had missed something, rather than just didn't find it out yet, and there are a couple of thing where I feel like "really, would someone have reacted that way?" But I chalk that up to me not being rich. I did enjoy the occasional one-off chapters, like with the stockbroker in the bar, and even the Greek chorus of women.Good story, good if unbelievable (to me) characters, ...
  • AngryGreyCat
    I received a free signed copy of Mrs. from BEA in exchange for a fair review.This is an interesting look at wealthy society in New York mainly through the lenses of the women, the Mrs.-es. The story spirals between three women Philippa, Minnie and Gwen and how their interactions have repercussions beyond what they could imagine. The novel explores themes of feminism and marriage, secrets, Protestant work ethic, motherhood, greed, sexual violence/...
  • Kathy
    I was eager to read Mrs. as it was listed as a highly anticipated book for 2018. I enjoy books about wealthy New Yorkers, women in particular, because books such as those show me insight that I will never live. I wanted to like Mrs. much more than I did. Parts of the story were very compelling to me - the wealthy apartments, the lives of the wives of the high-dollar money making men, the storyline involving the investigation of one of the main ma...
  • Siobhan Bejr
    It might be a bit unfair to rate this book as 1 star after choosing to finish it after 107 pages but, try as I might, there was no way I could get in to the book. By page 50 I realised that absolutely nothing had happened and was still not happening any time soon. I had no interest in the characters at all and tried flicking through later in the book and realised it was still just as bland.I'm sorry but I really did try!!
  • Lindsay Williams (Bibbidi Bobbidi Bookworm)
    I was provided with an ARC of this book by the publisher.Mrs. by Caitlin Macy takes readers into the world of several upper-middle to upper class families in New York City in the year following the financial crisis of 2008. While the wives shuttle kids back and forth to an exclusive preschool, play dates, and extracurricular activities, the husbands manage hedge funds and banks, prosecute insider traders, and try to prove themselves in a shaky fi...
  • Jane
    I loved the writing: "Not only was Mrs Skinker tall, she had that slouchless assurance in her height, as if she were exercising a right - her genetic privilege to be taller than you."I loved/didn't love the theme of modern moderate excess wealth: it had a voyeuristic appeal as in Big Little Lies (the mini-series version, with all the house porn) but it's so far from my life that it may aw well be science fiction. At least I learned what a Class S...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    The upper east side wealthy men&women fabulous life styles living the American dream.Or are they when one wife's past secrets are exposed the financial market in 2008 starts to crash lives in this select group will start to crack .A juicy read a book that would be a delicious tv series.Thanks to Net galley for advance readers copy for honest review,
  • B.
    1.5 stars
  • Mel
    3.2***This was a very entertaining look at Upper East Side New York City mothers in the vein of Liane Moriarty. Like Moriarty, Macy reveals the character's motivations to us slowly. I found myself cheering for Gwen Hogan and her honesty which she maintained despite the darker behavior of her peers.