My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

This creepy cover is hard to resist!

I am dedicating September and the rest of 2019 to tackling my TBR.  I have unread books all over the place in my house.  It’s getting on my nerves a little bit.  I will never read all these books before I die.  And I can’t seem to stop buying books, so I’m in a quandary.  I figured I can at least try to read some backlist titles.

And so we arrive at this book.  I saw rave reviews all over Bookstagram earlier in the year and I purchased this book because I love a good thriller.  For me, they are quick, escapist fare. This book was creepy, crazy, and just plain twisted.  The Husband narrates the entire book.  He has about an ounce of likability, if that. He tells us about his wife, Millicent, and how they met and got married.  About their life together in Hidden Oaks, Florida.  He tells us about their two kids, Rory and Jenna.  And of course, he tells us about their side hobby. 


Set aside a few hours to read this book because once you start it, you won’t want to stop reading.  The chapters are short.  I literally couldn’t put this book down.  I didn’t even find myself trying to guess how it would all end.  The twists and turns were ones I didn’t see coming.

If you’re a thriller fan, this is definitely one worth reading.  But for some reason, I don’t think it will wind up on my top ten thrillers list for 2019.  I truly couldn’t stand the characters, so for me, it’s a 3.5/5 ⭐️