The New Wife – ARC Book Review

The New Wife: A totally gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming by [Sue Watson]

No. of pages:- 354 pages

Publisher:- Bookouture

Date published:- will be published on 19th November 2021

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

Rating:- 4/5

You can never truly know what goes on behind closed doors…

My darling son, Sam, is marrying his childhood sweetheart and I couldn’t be prouder of the man he’s grown into. Walking out on his abusive father all those years ago was the best thing I ever did. And today he stands, tall and handsome, saying ‘I do’ to my dream daughter-in-law. If I hadn’t pushed them together all those years ago, he might never have found a girl as perfect as Lauren. It’s true what they say, mother always knows best.

But weeks later, Lauren is dead and police cars fill the driveway of their idyllic countryside home. As they question Sam, I sense he’s hiding something. Why won’t he look me in the eye? And who does he rush off to meet as soon as the police are gone?

Desperate, I do what every good mother would do: I let myself into Sam and Lauren’s bedroom. What I see, I will never be able to forget. My son’s beautiful new wife was hiding a dangerous secret. Can I clear my son’s name? And could my life be in danger now too?

So the only book I have read of Sue Watson is First Date so I decided to try out her new book, The New Wife.

Plot:- Sam and Lauren were childhood friends and later husband and wife that even their families had been inseparable to each other. But one day, Georgie, Sam’s mother receives a frantic call from her son, saying that Lauren is dead. What seemed to look like an accident now rules out as murder and Sam was arrested. Now Georgie would do anything to prove that her son is innocent. Meanwhile, she finds Helen and Tim, Lauren’s parents’ marriage has secrets…

Writing:- The first past of the story was a bit boring. However, soon by the middle of the book, it got interesting and intriguing with some dark secrets that seems to be revealing and of course some twists and turns along the way. The story is mainly told from Georgie’s perspective and with so many suspects, Georgie has a hard time, trying to prove her son is innocent. The ending was kind of unexpected.

Characters:-I believe except for Georgie, other characters are quite unlikable to me.

Overall:- this was actually a good thriller, that will keep you on the edge of the seat! Worth four stars

Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only

Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.

Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue explores the darker side of life, writing psychological thrillers with big twists. Originally from Manchester, she now lives with her family in leafy Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – and procrastinating. Her hobby is eating cake while watching diet and exercise programmes from the sofa, a skill she’s perfected after many years of practice.

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