e-ARC Review: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing|Things aren’t always the way they seem|

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Blurb (as on Goodreads):

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.

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Here is a story where you get to meet the ideal family. A loving and hardworking father, a caring mother and two kids who are the best versions of themselves. But the wife is the one who steals the show. Millicent- a responsible wife who works hard for her family, is a brilliant cook, is good at keeping her children humble, loves her husband beyond words and gets away with murders.

There are a few things I absolutely enjoyed. The authors’ way of playing with the reader’s psychology by portraying these flawed yet rational characters and their circumstances is astounding. I enjoyed reading all the details about them and knowing them as a family. Obviously, I was wrong about them or maybe had a slight inclination towards what was to happen, but I enjoyed the revelation phase and the way each character played out.

The plot had its problems and so did the writing, which was monotonous and slow in most places. The conclusion was pretty good and a bit different from what I had expected. Overall, the book surprised me is a decent way and most of it was definitely engrossing.



Purchase Links:                    |Amazon Kindle|Amazon Paperback|



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