Book Reviews

Review: My Lovely Wife

This is the story of a normal married couple. They work their jobs, raise their teenage children, and stress about money. They also murder people together.

Synopsis:

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose 15-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.

Narrated by the husband, this is a deliciously creepy, clever psychological suspense novel. My husband and I listened to it on a long road trip and were both completely engrossed. The writing is crisp, the story is fast-paced, and the ending is great! I didn’t find it terribly disturbing (most references to the actual killing are relatively oblique) but if you’re squeamish, be warned. It IS about a husband and wife serial killer duo, after all. Highly recommended for fans of smart suspense.

The paperback edition with the dark cover is out today so don’t miss it!

(I received a free paperback copy from Berkley publishing. All thoughts are my own!)

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