My Lovely Wife, Samantha Downing

You see a sliver of a woman's face on the left side. She is holding a knife in which she can see an eye and her hair in the reflection. The title is in green in the middle of the woman and the knife.

I confess I am late in reviewing this one. I bought this as a hardcover after it released, and as I’m not a fan of reading hardcovers, it sat, and sat, and sat some more. But I’m glad I finally read it, so let’s get into the review.

I confess I was a little wary of this book at first, especially because the “husband” caved into something with his son that was so easily fixable. Sometimes if I’m in the right mood, something small like that will make me abandon the book. But so many people liked this one that I wanted to stick with it.

I think it’s best to go into reading this without knowing much about the book. I liked how the story unfolded, and while some things I might have figured out along the way, the twist that everyone is discussing is indeed twisty. I’ve seen a few others mention the epilogue. There should have been at least a few more chapters as things summed up swiftly. And then the epilogue was a bit of fluff. But it gives readers a sense of closure and makes the book feel complete. Overall, this is a quick read that may surprise some readers.

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About the Book

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose 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 our secrets to keeping a marriage alive.

Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

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One thought on “My Lovely Wife, Samantha Downing

  1. I am not a fan of reading hardcover books either. I don’t like how the pages keep flipping and I can’t change the font to be larger! I’m glad you enjoyed this overall, even if it’s not perfect.

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