39796904.jpgMy Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Published March 26, 2019

Hardcover, 374 pages


(Thanks to Netgalley & Berkley Books, I received an eARC)



Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller 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 neighbors, 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.



After reading this one I still can’t believe it was a debut novel. It was so hard to put down, because each chapter ended with me needing more. This author is ridiculously talented and I will be impatiently awaiting their next novel.

I loved the idea of a husband and wife murderer duo. I absolutely hated the fact that I loved the main characters. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride because of the double life they were leading. They seemed like the perfect couple and parents, but I guess everyone has their own secrets. I also enjoyed the family elements and seeing into the main characters home lives as well as work lives.

It was so dark and twisted, I would love to see it as a made for TV movie or Netflix series. The fact that I didn’t see the twists coming and was completely caught off guard really made it unforgettable. The twist at the end got me so hard, I was enraged but loved it. If you need a good mystery/thriller look no further.

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