This is a story about a married couple. They met, fell in love, had two beautiful children. So far, so ordinary.
But they have a very dark secret.
It’s a story with a twist. And then another. And another.
You might think you’ve read stories like this before.
You’d be wrong.
My Lovely Wife is a hugely twisted and utterly riveting read about the ups and downs of married life…
No it really is! It’s just this particular couple’s married life is somewhat unconventional…
My Lovely Wife is so very dark but absolutely delicious, Samantha Downing creates her characters with sharp, edgy insight then sets them loose on the reader to mess with their heads. The mundane everyday mixed with dastardly undertones, a narrative you can’t look away from with a cleverly woven unpredictable story, it is a pure joy to read.
What I absolutely adored about this book was the ebb and flow of the drama unfolding, with every passing chapter more character depth is revealed, events take on a different reality as you head towards the conclusion then the author finishes it off with flair, throwing a final bone to the reader to chew on, whilst recovering from the totality of what they’ve just read.
A genuinely intelligent character driven psychological thriller with immersive, layered writing- this is a book that reminded me why I still love this genre -because occasionally one comes at you from outside the box and when that happens you get that adrenalin reading rush.