Monday, March 18, 2019

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing



OMG OMG OMG!!! Yes I am speechless as I finished up my most anticipated book of the year! It not only lived up to my expectations, it far exceeded them! Whew, how is this a debut? I mean really I am floored that this is Samantha Downing's first book. New thriller queen in the house!

I am going to try my hardest not to give anything away, just know you really need to read this. This is one of the most unique and well spun thriller plots I have come across and believe me I have read plenty. Don't think this is another wife and husband thriller with a plot you have read before.

Millicent and her husband have a fantastic loving marriage. Fifteen years of wedded bliss with two wonderful children. Living in the peaceful suburbs they are just the perfect little family. How do they keep their marriage so fresh and their love so strong? They must work hard to keep each other happy. OH my god you have no idea. I have never read about such a dysfunctional couple. I can only say I felt like Millicent was a pet tiger and her husband would secretly bring home fresh meat to feed her. LOL. I have no other way to describe what I read.

It is great when you know from the very first chapter that you are going to love it. The writing style had a raw, edgy humor to it and that is my favorite! I can't quite explain why I got suckered into liking this couple. It is awful to say that no matter what they did, I just couldn't quite hate them. I really didn't want this book to end. I was so wrapped up in their story. When I least expected it this story took a crazy turn leaving me dumbfounded. Did I miss the clues? I think not, it was just so well spun.

Obviously I loved the hell out of this book. I can't recommend it enough. I read this as a group with my fellow Traveling Sisters and we all loved it. Be on the lookout for their review. I sure hope Samantha Downing is banging out a new book in the near future. I for one will be first in line trying to get my hands on it! Now excuse me while I lock all my eye drops up, you know just in case anyone gets any ideas.

Thank you so much to Samantha Downing, Berkley and Edelweiss for this fantastic ARC! 

10 comments:

  1. I loved My Lovely Wife, too. For me it was such a great surprise!

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    1. I am so glad you loved it too! It was quite a surprise for me too! Thanks for reading my review :)

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  2. This is on my TBR - can't wait to read it!

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  3. I've had my eye on this but your fabulous review has made it up for me. Great review.

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    1. Thank you so much for saying that! I hope you love it as much as I did! :)

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  4. Reading your review has made me so excited to pick this up! Is it crazy that I'm already starting to spin theories based off what you wrote? Lol It sounds so good!

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    1. Thank you so much Dini! I hope you do get a chance to read it! Spin those theories but I am pretty sure you will still be in for a shock! Would love to know what you think!

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  5. Excellent review. Thus is one I'm eager to read once my tours are fulfilled x

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    1. Thank you so much! I can certainly understand having to get the tours taken care of first. I hope you get a chance to read this one! It is really worth it!

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