Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Book Review: The Lady with the Purple Hat by Otilia Greco

Title: The Lady With the Purple Hat
Author: Otilia Greco
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: General Fiction
Format: Ebook

Ten years ago, Daisy left her husband, Bernard, to create a new life for herself. But now as their divorce proceedings continue to drag on and Bernard battles terminal cancer, Daisy determines she would rather be his widow than his ex-wife and decides to play with fate.

After she dons an outlandish large purple hat to disguise her face, Daisy glides through the hospital corridors, hell-bent on poisoning her husband to accelerate his death. When she finally arrives at his door and opens it, she is shocked to see a woman sitting by his bedside. With her plan foiled, Daisy rushes out of the room as she transforms from the hunter into the hunted. Still obsessed with ending Bernard’s life, Daisy retreats into her memories, unaware that a surprise is waiting in the shadows. Now only time will tell if fate will intervene to save Daisy or if she will lose her soul to the dark side, where it can never be retrieved.

In this contemporary thriller, a woman intent on ending her husband’s life is propelled on a journey through her memories that leads her to an unexpected truth.


They say not to judge a book by it's cover, but let me tell you, I fell in love with this cover the first time I laid eyes on it. Vibrant colors and just overall it is beautiful and draws your attention. This book left no ends untied and was quite a ride. I wasn't sure if it was ok to like Daisy considering what she was trying to do, but I did like her and felt that I could understand where her mind was throughout.

The author does an excellent job not just with plot development, but character development as well. I would highly recommend this book, especially if you are a fan of suspense/thriller novels.

Otilia Greco was born in the Swiss Alps; was educated in Switzerland, England, and Paris; and is fluent in six languages. She graduated from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and developed an appreciation for history and cultures.

Otilia and her husband worked internationally, lived for several years in California, and now reside in Switzerland. This is her third book.

1 comment:

  1. The divorce lasted more than 10 years ??? I'm not surprised that she decided to kill her husband, so it will be much faster to get rid of him.

    Everything went very quickly for me. I turned for help here https://langstonbankruptcy.com and after four months we are already divorced. You can go crazy for a divorce for 10 years!