Tully and Rachel’s mother, who has dementia, lives in a care home. Meanwhile, their father is dating someone only a few years older than the sisters. So imagine their surprise when their father announces he intends to marry Heather. Of course, they’re upset and more so because he’s still married to their mother. This stilted family is carrying a lot of secrets, and because no one really communicates, it will be interesting to see how they come to light.
The Younger Wife is also a book that draws you in from the very start. I liked the slow unfolding of the story, the alternating perspectives from the women, and the secrets they’re carrying. I read reviews before writing my own, and some people are upset with the ending. But, I don’t know, I liked it. It’s not what I expected, but that’s okay because it worked with the book’s overall theme. Overall, this is a super fun read from the very start. Thank you, St. Martin’s, for sending this along!
About the Book:
A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself.
Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money.
THE FORMER WIFE
With their mother in a precarious position, Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the
truth about their family’s secrets, the new wife closing in, and who their father really is.
THE YOUNGER WIFE
Heather has secrets of her own. Will getting to the truth unleash the most dangerous impulses
in all of them?