My Lovely Wife – Book Review

Title:- My Lovelt Wife

Author:- Samantha Downing

Date published:- March 26th 2019

No. of pages:- 377 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall:- 5/5


Their life was just like yours. Nice house, great kids, the perfect life.

But they have a very dark secret.

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

You’re wrong.

This is the second book I have read of Samantha Downing, the first book For Your Own Good. However, My Lovely Wife is her debut book and this had been in my TBR list for a very long time.

I actually enjoyed reading this book and could see why this book became so popular!

The story is told from the perspective of a man that the reader has no clue what his name. All we know is he calls himself Tobias and that he is deaf but in reality, he is not deaf. He is a tennis coach at a prestigious tennis club. He is married to Millicent and they have two children Rory and Jenna. Millicent is an estate agent. He and Millicent hunt girls and Millicent kills them. He is not really involved in the murders.

This is one of those unusual thrillers I have ever read. This was fast paced with the twists that you wouldnt expect as you read and this felt more like a cat and mouse game between the husband, wife and the police. I do like the writing and how the author has managed to turn this novel into an unputdownable novel that will make you stay up all night, reading and trying to see what will be the ending like. That’s what I did. The ending…wow it completely blew my mind away. I just like the fact that the husband’s name (the real name) remains a mystery. Besides all the thrill, the book also talks about how the publicity and media can affect people’s lives including the family’s life and this was seen in the case of Jenna who through reading the news started changing drastically which involved bringing knife to school. This book in my opinion is way better than For Your Own Good but nonetheless I enjoyed reading Samantha Downing’s books!

If you like Dexter type, murderous couple stories, then this book is one for you–worth five stars!

Samantha Downing is the author of the bestselling My Lovely Wife, nominated for the Edgar, ITW, Macavity awards in the US, the CWA award in the UK, and the winner of the Prix des Lectrices award in France.

Her latest novel, For Your Own Good, was released on July 20, 2021. It has been optioned by Robert Downey Jr. and Greg Berlanti for HBO Max.

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