Adult book reviews, Book Reviews

The Rule of Three by E.G. Scott – ARC Review




My Rating ~ Four Stars

4-gold-stars copy

RELEASE DATE: 9 August 2022

Format: E-ARC

Publisher: Penguin Dutton





From E. G. Scott, the utterly gripping tale of three couples whose game night goes horribly wrong. Full of twists and turns that you’ll never see coming, this is the summer read you won’t be able to put down.

Once a week, three women get together for book club in Kingsland, a private, gated community full of neighbors looking to do their business away from prying eyes. On the same night, their husbands meet up to play poker, where much more is being planned than anyone could guess.

But on this particular night, something goes terribly wrong. When all three men end up dead or hospitalized, and the entire town is being questioned, no one seems to be able to answer the only question that really needs asking: What the hell happened?

This is a riveting story, not just of powerful women or vengeful men, but of secrets, neighbors, blackmail, business gone wrong, and the most intimate of desires spilling into full view.




Thank you so much to Penguin Dutton for providing me with a copy of this book, via Netgtalley, in exchange for an honest review!

While three wives are meeting for book club, their husbands are meeting for their regular poker night. But by the end, two if the men are dead and one is in a coma. Living in a secluded community for rich people, who have managed to escape being sentenced for their illegal activities, or have been cancelled by society, mean there are plenty of suspects. The three men were not well liked, even by each other, and the police find later upon layer of clues, but who had the most motive?

Rule of Three was an engrossing domestic thriller with an interesting mystery. Chapters with alternating points of view and a fast paced plot kept me entertained and guessing most of the way through. I did have a bit of trouble keeping straight in my mind who was married to who, especially with some characters being referred to by their first name OR last name at different points of the book. There were also switching timelines throughout, so I felt like I really had to concentrate to keep it all straight in my mind.





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