Monday, 29 April 2019

Book Review - The Second Wife by Sheryl Browne - #HolidayReading Thailand

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Title:  The Second Wife
Author: Sheryl Browne
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 29th January 2019
Rating: 4 Stars

She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.

Rebecca only wanted to help out – to be kind. Richard seemed so alone after his wife, Nicole, died, and Rebecca wanted to make sure he knew he had someone to rely on.

But now she’s in Nicole’s immaculate house. Drinking from her favourite crystal wine glass. Keeping shoes in her orderly closet. Comforting her sweet and grieving step-daughter. It feels like Rebecca is living another woman’s life.

And as she gets to know the neighbours, Rebecca hears stories that make her wonder: was free-spirited Nicole happy in this perfect life, or did she feel trapped? Did she feel, as Rebecca is beginning to, that something wasn’t quite right?

The book everyone’s talking about! If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Girl Before, you’ll be totally gripped and unable to put down this twisty page-turning psychological thriller.

Took me a while to really get into this story, but once I finally twigged what may be going on, I was hooked. Admittedly had I read the blurb at all it may have helped!

Richard appears to be rather unlucky with wives, given he has now been widowed twice. 

When Nicola dies, her best friend who lives in France comes to finally meet Richard and tries to work out just what happened in the last few months of her friend's life. 

We get chapters from the present and we also see Nicola's relationship with Richard and daughter Olive develop in alternating chapters. 

Even what I initially thinking was so far removed from the truth. 

I can't say I particularly loved any of the characters, apart from Bouncer, but it was story that grew into itself and finished strongly. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for a fab, review, Rachel. So pleased I managed to get you hooked! (Commenting anonymously as my Google account has gone a bit gaga, btw). Hugely appreciated, lovely! Sheryl xx


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