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The Second Wife

An Absolutely Gripping Psychological Thriller That Will Have You Hooked
Written by: Sheryl Browne
Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 on whom to rely.

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 stepdaughter. 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 story 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 pause-resisting psychological thriller.

©2019 Sheryl Browne (P)2019 Bookouture

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  • MissSweet
  • 2019-02-05

Not the best.,.

I don’t know if I’m just a genius that has lived all these years unaware of my brilliance or I’ve “read” too many psychological thrillers or maybe I just got lucky but, I figured out the plot and who-done-it, somewhere in the first third of the book.

I kept listening in the hopes that I was wrong... but I wasn’t. The “shocking twist” was disappointing for me.

“Shocking” twist aside, the over all story pace was slow and the end wasn’t terribly satisfying.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Susan
  • 2019-02-06

The Second Wife—Wow, I couldn’t put it down!

This was an outstanding book with many twists and surprises. Mystery readers will love it. I recommend it highly!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • M. Boyte
  • TN
  • 2019-02-15

Blah

Present Day-Past Day, if they were to say this one more time, I wanted to slit my own wrist. I like psychological dramas, this is more of a lifetime movie. I would save my credit.

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  • Suzan Zehner
  • 2019-04-02

marvelous!

Awesome thriller to the end! highly recommended! entire story was a never-ending puzzle...quite well done!

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  • Loriann Natsyn
  • 2019-03-24

this author continuously repeats herself.

it was stupid. the author continuously repeats herself. some of the dialogue is confusing. glad I got it for free.

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  • Emily Anderson
  • 2019-03-19

Obvious & Contrived

I pretty much figured this out after the first couple chapters. Not very entertaining at all

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  • Carrie
  • 2019-03-15

Obvious Plot and 2nd Wife

Obvious plot and the 2nd Wife's gullibility was unrealistically put on display. I wish the author would of gave her a backbone. Half of the listen involved me shaking my head.

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  • Matt
  • 2019-05-20

Too easy to figure out plot

I figured the plot very quickly, therefore making the story too long & unpredictable. If I had not, maybe I would have enjoyed the book.

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  • Jayme G
  • 2019-05-19

Slow to start

the beginning was very slow for my taste. it wasnt hard to figure out who did what fairly quickly

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  • J.
  • 2019-05-06

Impressive, Stunning All Around!

I wasn't sure what to make of this initially. It started sort of slow & I worried it'd be predictable before I got halfway through. While some parts are big hints, I still had to hold on to the other twists & turns that never stopped. Tamsin Kennard's performance was brilliant. Now a huge fan of both.