The Restaurant Critic's Wife

The Restaurant Critic's Wife Review

Lila Soto has a master’s degree that’s gathering dust, a work-obsessed husband, two kids, and lots of questions about how exactly she ended up here.

In their new city of Philadelphia, Lila’s husband, Sam, takes his job as a restaurant critic a little too seriously. To protect his professional credibility, he’s determined to remain anonymous. Soon his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he tries to limit the family’s contact with anyone who might have ties to the foodie world. Meanwhile, Lila craves adult conversation and some relief from the constraints of her homemaker role. With her patience wearing thin, she begins to question everything: her decision to get pregnant again, her break from her career, her marriage—even if leaving her ex-boyfriend was the right thing to do. As Sam becomes more and more fixated on keeping his identity secret, Lila begins to wonder if her own identity has completely disappeared—and what it will take to get it back.

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  • Alex ? Deranged KittyCat ?

    2 swans starsThe one thing I strongly dislike about this book is Sam, the restaurant critic. And if he bares any resemblance to the author's husband (also a restaurant critic), I'm not a fan of him ei...

  • Megan Johnson

    This books wasn't what I was expecting. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but whatever it was this wasn't it. The book is the story of a young mother who is married to the city's most well known rest...

  • Dee Montoya

    ***3.5 Appetizing Stars***(ARC Kindly provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)Food critics are usually very enigmatic characters. We've seen them being portrayed in movies and books as ...

  • Agi

    The Restaurant Critic's Wife - this book sounded absolutely just like my cup of tea, so I didn't hesitate to request it on NetGalley. There were restaurants and food involved, and I do like some good ...

  • Judy Collins

    What a fabulous front cover design. Depicting the upscale white tablecloth dining experience, with the child’s eating utensil. A balance of two worlds into one, similar to the overall novel's theme....

  • Alyssa

    Boring, blah, and blech. Got halfway through and realized I didn't like the characters or the plot. He was overbearing and paranoid. She was miserable and too reluctant to talk to him about it. And th...

  • Olivia Ard

    I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Sigh. I don't think I've ever been this disappointed by such a well-written book. On a technical level...

  • Obsidian

    Please note that I gave this book 2.5 stars, but rounded it up to 3 stars on Goodreads. Unfortunately there is no Denis Leary character to tell these two characters about themselves like there was in ...

  • Kat

    This book is hard to review. I liked the writing but there wasn’t any story. Lila and Sam are married and have two kids, a three year old and a new born. I thought the fact it was very different to ...

  • Michelle Finkle

    This was a great book about a woman's struggle to balance career and motherhood. Lila was a very successful crisis manager. A career she continued even after getting married and giving birth to her da...