My Lovely Wife
Author: Samantha Downing
Published: March 26, 2019
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: December 10-18, 2020
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars
A couple’s fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting…
Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.
We look like a normal couple. We’re your neighbors, the parents of your kid’s friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.
We all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive.
Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.
OMG, this was a perfect thriller for me: And just look at the cover for this one!! It is PERFECT! My Lovely Wife is about a couple who decide to spice up their 15 year marriage… by adding murder to the mix. And not just that, getting it blamed on a serial killer who previously got away.
Our narrator is the unnamed husband and oh wow: For being both our protagonist AND antagonist, I was fully invested in this story from the start! To root for our unnamed narrator or hope he and his wife Millicent get caught… You’ll feel both emotions in this intense cat and mouse game. There is a twist I figured out but it is still is quite the roller coaster of a thriller. I have had some issues with sub-par thrillers this year and this one has made up for the other reads I had issues with.
My Lovely Wife is one that the further you get into it while reading, the quicker you will want to read to get to the ending to see what ultimately happens, and… what an ending it is!
I listened to the audiobook and the narrator projected well with the husband but I had issues when he changed his voice around for female characters. I did not like it, but was so intently listening to the story that it did not really take much away for me.
I very highly recommend this one. Go ahead and get on this wild ride of a debut novel from Samantha Downing!