My Lovely Wife (Paperback)Samantha Downing (author)
Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2020
How well do you really know the person you love most?
Their life was just like yours. Nice house, great kids, the perfect life.
But they have a very dark secret.
You might think you've read stories like this before.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'We're calling it: My Lovely Wife is the most gripping psychological thriller of 2019... this book will keep you reading late into the night' - Stylist
'We're calling it now: Samantha Downing's creepy, sexy debut thriller is going to be the next Gone Girl.' - Marie Claire
'So beautifully and elegantly written . . . the ending is amazing and there is a great twist. I loved it.' - Sophie Hannah
'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. I pretty much inhaled this twisty, audacious, Gone Girl-y psychological thriller. This is the book that everyone is going to be talking about this summer. I can't shut up about it!' - Red, The best Spring crime novels and thrillers
'A genuinely fresh take on the psychological thriller genre. Expect dark humour and more loop-the-loops than a roller coaster' - Good Housekeeping
'A dark and irresistible debut' - People
'My Lovely Wife is a knockout. It's an effortless page-turner' - Publishers Weekly
'My Lovely Wife is dark, twisted-and impossible to put down. Samantha Downing has written a wickedly plotted and suspenseful psychological thriller. A fantastic foray into what we know-and what we do not-about those closest to us. Intricately plotted, fascinating characters - I loved it!
Domestic noir has rarely been darker . . . it's a psychological shocker' - i Newspaper
'Utterly gripping . . . Expect more twists and turns than a bowl of spaghetti and block out a whole day to read this, because you won't want to sleep until you're done' - Red Online
'This gripping page-turner offers a new take on the psychological thriller genre - the ideal beach read' - Evening Standard
'A dark and clever debut thriller' - Prima
'Suspenseful, shocking thriller. Deliciously dark' - Best
'Best new books to read this March' - Cosmopolitan
'A highly original and dark look at the shifting power structure in a modern marriage. . . A funny, smart book' - Daily Mail
'Darkly witty and strangely plausible, it's a read-in-one-sitting firecracker of a thriller, laced with explosive twists' - The People
'A marital, psychological thriller with darkly comedic undertones' - The Wrap
'This is a ringer of a yarn, shot through with enough tooth-clenching moments to make you have your dentist on speed dial' - Connaught Telegraph
With a twisty plot that will leave you gasping, this deliciously dark thriller is on a par with Gone Girl' - That's Life Monthly
'One of the best thrillers I've ever read' - Judy Finnigan
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