The Second Wife By Sheryl Browne


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.

MY REVIEW:

Another triumph for Sheryl Browne! Right from the prologue I was gripped.

The pace builds agonisingly slowly, as the plot flicks back and forth from the present day, and Rebecca’s point of view, and the past, with Nicole’s point of view, with occasional chapters from Olivia, Richard’s stepdaughter, which gives us tantalising glimpses into her point of view and psyche.

As the plot builds, it becomes more and more addictive. I really needed to find out what had happened to Nicole, and there’s so much tension, as we wait to see what will happen to Rebecca.

Just as I began to fear for Rebecca’s safety, there’s such a plot twist that there’s no hope of putting this book down until the end.

Absolutely gripping and compelling. It’s a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good psychological thriller. Thanks to Netgalley for the copy of the book.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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