My lovely wife by Samantha Downing

5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


This is a story about a married couple. They met, fell in love, had two beautiful children. So far, so ordinary. 

But they have a very dark secret. 

It’s a story with a twist. And then another. And another. 

You might think you’ve read stories like this before. 

You’d be wrong.

By the end of the first chapter you’ll be hooked.

After fifty pages you might not sleep until you finish.

And when you read the very last line, you’ll ask yourself one question:

How well do you really know the person you love most?

My review

I loved so much about this book, it really appealed to my dark warped little mind.

Narrated by the husband/father who remains nameless throughout the book (which is genius as straight away you are asking questions) the chapters are short and punchy.

It’s been described as Dexter meets Gone girl but to me this surpassed both of those in entertainment value. It’s deliciously evil and Millicent (the lovely wife) is one of the best characters I’ve read since Rhiannon in Sweetpea by CJ Skuse.

What really made this book wasn’t the twists , which are great , but the fact that the main female character is highly intelligent , and the “alpha”. Which is a role normally male. Is it wrong that I was following her every move with devilish glee?

I won’t say much more , I’ve even purposely avoided the plot as I went into this without knowing anything and you should do the same. All I will add is that the very last sentence made me crack a dark smile , Millicent eat your heart out !

A big thank you to Ellie Hughes at Michael Joseph Penguin Random House for an advanced copy in exchange for review.

About the author

Samantha Downing currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away on her next thrilling standalone. My Lovely Wife is her first novel.

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