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My Lovely Wife

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HOW WELL DO YOU REALLY KNOW THE ONE YOU LOVE THE MOST?

'The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night' Jane Corry, bestselling author of The Dead Ex

This is a story about a married couple. They met, fell in love, had two beautiful children. So far, so ordinary.

But they have a very dark secret.

It's a story with a twist. And then another. And another.

You might think you've read stories like this before.

You'd be wrong.

By the end of the first chapter you'll be hooked.

At page fifty you might not sleep until you finish.

And when you turn the last page, you'll ask yourself one question:

How well do you really know the person you love most?
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'Wow! My Lovely Wife is a stunner - full of twists, well-drawn characters, and riveting suspense' Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Don't Let Go

'Dexter meets Gone Girl - I loved this this brilliantly dark and twisted novel. One of the best books I've read this year' C.J. Tudor

'An assured and deliciously engrossing debut. It will linger long after you've reached the last page' Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

'Absolutely unputdownable' Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

'OH MY GOODNESS! I read this in one go because I just could NOT STOP. Not just another domestic thriller - this will get into your head' 5***** reader review
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 42mm | 954g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241368480
  • 9780241368480
  • 90,893

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Best new books to read this March * Cosmopolitan * One of my favourite thrillers of the year - I couldn't stop reading but didn't want it to end. Dark, chilling and compelling - My Lovely Wife is a brilliant debut -- TM Logan, bestselling author of Lies Deliciously dark and twisted... It would be insulting to say My Lovely Wife is incredible for being Downing's first published novel, or for being written by someone who never formally trained as a writer. It's a remarkable achievement, full stop. * Shelf Awareness * It's no mean feat to find something fresh in the crowded thriller field, but Downing pulls off an indisputable triumph with My Lovely Wife. Exemplary writing and outstanding pacing confirm Downing's talent, but it's her deliciously depraved characters that kept me flying through the pages. Couldn't get enough of this subversive love-gone-sideways tale! -- Sophie Littlefield A fantastic foray into what we know-and what we do not-about those closest to us. Intricately plotted, fascinating characters-I loved it! -- Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of Fade to Black Truly horrifying in the most delicious way. Samantha Downing sucks you in with a great story, pitch-perfect prose and disturbingly dead-on insights into the dark side of human nature. I hope I never meet her in a dark alley.... -- Nick Petrie, author of The Drifter You'll never look at your neighbors the same. I couldn't pull myself away from this story-a terrifying and riveting window into the mind of the perfect suburban mother with a taste for murder. Make sure you clear your schedule before you pick it up. Absolutely unputdownable -- Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish My Lovely Wife is dark, twisted-and impossible to put down. Samantha Downing has written a wickedly plotted and suspenseful psychological thriller -- Meg Gardiner Totally engrossing and I kept on thinking, one more chapter... an intelligent page-turner that makes you question everything -- Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty An assured and deliciously engrossing debut. You'll surely devour My Lovely Wife, but it will linger long after you've reached the last page -- Sarah Pinborough Wow! My Lovely Wife is a stunner -- full of twists, well-drawn characters, and riveting suspense -- Harlan Coben This jaw-dropping thriller is a book you don't want to miss. It had me transfixed within the first two chapters and didn't let go. The final line sent shivers down my spine and still haunts me -- ***** READER REVIEW The story is nothing short of brilliant, gripping and incredibly clever. One of the best books I've read and I can't recommend it enough -- ***** READER REVIEW Just when you think you have worked it out the author yells 'PLOT TWIST' and you're flying by the seat of your pants right up until the last line -- ***** READER REVIEW It's pretty rare when I read a book and don't have a clue what's going to happen next. I was constantly surprised and completely captivated -- ***** READER REVIEW OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I read this in one go because I just could NOT STOP. Twisted and disturbing and absolutely brilliantly dark and dangerous. Not just another domestic thriller - this will get into your head -- ***** READER REVIEW We're calling it now: Samantha Downing's creepy, sexy debut thriller is going to be the next Gone Girl. * Marie Claire * My Lovely Wife is a knockout. It's not just a novel about serial killers. It's family drama, about a marriage, about kids out of control, about infidelity, and about the news media; and it's also about the folks next door. It's an effortless page-turner. * Publishers Weekly * The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night. Clever. Manipulative. Dark. Disturbing. What more can you ask for? -- Jane Corry Brilliant - I was enthralled by the premise and it totally delivered. Five star entertainment! -- Jill Mansell Dexter meets Gone Girl - I loved this this brilliantly dark and twisted novel. One of the best books I've read this year! I have a sneaky feeling this is going to be big! -- C.J. Tudor, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man
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About Samantha Downing

Samantha Downing was born in the Bay Area, and currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away on her next psychological thriller. My Lovely Wife is her first novel.
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Rating details

621 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 37% (232)
4 43% (264)
3 12% (75)
2 5% (33)
1 3% (17)
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