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My Lovely Wife – Samantha Downing Book Review


So today, I am reviewing the much anticipated My Lovely Wife, it has been described as a mix of ‘Dexter‘ and ‘Mr and Mrs Smith‘ so I was so excited to be able to read this thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Books in exchange for a honest review.

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This book is 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 neighbours, the parents of your kid’s friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.

We all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder…
I’m not quite sure where to start with this review as I had so many feelings upon finishing the book. I also can’t go into too much detail about my thoughts on this as there would be so many spoilers. It was remarkably engrossing, meaning I had to stay awake all night just to get to the bottom of this relationship.

Right let’s start with the plot, at first I was unsure if I would enjoy it purely because the story line seemed so far fetched. However this was not the case, it was written in such a way that it seemed realistic, making you wonder if this is what the couple next door get up to when no one is watching.

On occasion, Millicent makes me feel like I cannot breathe. It happened right then, as we stood in the mall deciding Lindsay’s fate.

This book was so fast paced that I felt myself having to pause for a breath, and if audibly gasping every few chapters doesn’t show how thrilling this was then i’m not quite sure what will. I couldn’t get enough and the ending knocked me off my seat, i’m slightly worried about how much I loved this disturbing and chilling book haha!

Anyway, i’m sure its pretty obvious, but I am giving My Lovely Wife 5 cups of coffee out of 5, this is definitely one of the best books you will read this year!

5 cups

I would love to hear your thoughts on this book (I seriously need to discuss this with someone, I can’t keep all these thoughts and questions to myself haha!) I hope that you enjoyed this review,
On with the next book…



7 thoughts on “My Lovely Wife – Samantha Downing Book Review”

  1. I’m so looking forward to reading this. It’s a little outside my normal reading genres, but I’m trying to expand this year, so that’s perfect. The librarian who runs my library’s book discussion group was talking about it last month and I wrote the title down. Your review has definitely kept my excitement going!!!

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