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My Lovely Wife
My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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 our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.
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SarahHarts_books
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I set my book down for a minute. And when I tried to take it back... I got denied. Everytime I reach for it she wacks my hand away! 😸😹 #noreadingforyou #catsoflitsy #sillycat

CoffeeNBooks Adorable cat! 😺 20h
MySharonaK It‘s her book now. Get another copy 😹😉 20h
SarahHarts_books @CoffeeNBooks she is a sassy cat!!! Lol 😹😹 19h
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SarahHarts_books @MySharonaK Pretty much!! After that she sat right on top of the book and wacked at me when I made her get off. Lol She is so sassy!! Lol 19h
SW-T 😹😹😹 17h
AnansiGirl Rolling out the welcome mat for your sassy kitty to the #kal club 😼 16h
SarahHarts_books @AnansiGirl thanks 😹😻😸 16h
Erofan Cutie 😻 10h
Recommended4Reading Look at those eyes! Looks like someone wants your attention... 🙂 8h
BooknerdsLife Awww what a cutie! 😻😻 7h
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everfree7
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Decided to read this one next instead. I‘m totally sucked in on pg. 30.

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Looks like someone wants to read My Lovely Wife with me!! #dogsoflitsy 🐶 💖🐕

j9brown He looks intrigued! 2d
SarahHarts_books @j9brown lol I know right? She was actually standing up on her back legs too! I was reading and I looked up and there she was. And she stayed like that for a while just looking at the book it was really funny! I had to take a picture! 😂 2d
Erofan Cutie 🐕❤ 1d
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Recommended4Reading Adorable!!!! 1d
ShelleyBooksie Adorable companion! 1d
SarahHarts_books @Recommended4Reading @Erofan @ShelleyBooksie Thanks guys! She is a little sweetie. She likes to cuddle up and my lap while I read most nights.😍 22h
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I have been wanting FOREVER and finally today my book came in that I had on hold at the library!! Yay!! I'm so excited to read it!! Now I just have to hurry up and finish The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo ( which I'm loving by the way ) so I can start this bad boy!! 😃😃

marleed Evelyn!!! 4d
SarahHarts_books @marleed I am loving her! 😍 4d
Madison91 I just ordered this and waiting for it to come 😍😍 3d
SarahHarts_books @Madison91 I've been waiting so long to read it! I'm super excited to start it! Hopefully first thing in the morning. I'm just finishing up the book I'm reading now. So I can start it ASAP! can't wait! You'll have to let me know what you think of it when you finish! 😊 3d
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If you're going to read any thriller this year, you'd be criminally missing out if this wasn't one of them.

“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 keep our marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder“ Dexter meets Mr & Mrs Smith is an accurate portrayal of this thriller, and it was worth every second.

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akckitty
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Late to the party!! But....

📚 Tagged book! And wow, it's a good one.
📚📚 I'm hoping to read Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson. Or I'll dive into The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
📚📚📚 YOU by Caroline Kepnes on Netflix! It was so-so. As a survivor to stalking, it was hard to see it be so romanticized. But from an outside perspective, it was entertaining and I did like the book.

Thanks! @rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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Oooooo you guys! I was into it, then it kind of slowed down a bit, but then the last 1/3 of the book.... I was like “babe, let me tell you what‘s going on in this book!” And my husband acted like he was listening, as I rambled on... like I‘m doing now. Because I get excited when I finish a good book. Especially a thriller with a good twist!

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Jbakesmcgee3
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For book club #trainreads

SarahHarts_books I have this one on hold at the library. I'm waiting patiently-ish... Uggg!!! It's taking FOREVER!!! I just wanna hurry up and read it already!! 😁 1w
Jbakesmcgee3 When it does come in it‘s a super quick read! I‘m loving it! 1w
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swatreads
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Morning!!! I couldnt wait to wake up and get back to this one😋

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swatreads
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Starting this for @criminallygoodbookclub (instagram) may pick!

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jpellet
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What would you do to spice up your marriage? This couple takes it to the next level!

I quickly got through the last half of this book! That‘s when things started to get exciting for me! Read it to find out more!

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NamasteReading
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Favorite gift from Mother's Day - 🥰🥰🥰 (my kid picked this out too, she knows what I like LOL)

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Tera0707
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Next up....

Swe_Eva Ooh, I have the exact same knife block! 2w
Tera0707 @Swe_Eva right on! 2w
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I love everything about this book! Even though I guessed a part of it, it still delivered!! 🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂 Great debut!! I‘ll be excited for her next one!

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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

One of my furballs kept me company this evening while I finished up this book for my local bookclub.

I'll admit, my opinion is an unpopular one when it comes to this pick. I didn't love it; I didn't hate it. Yes, it's dark and twisty, but it leaves too many unanswered questions. And the contrast between the normal family life vs. the couples secret life felt too forced.

It's fast paced, keeps you engaged, just didn't quite make a pick for me.

candority I enjoyed it, but I definitely thought the ending was a bit rushed and unbelievable. 3w
Addison_Reads @candority yes, the ending was what made it a so-so for me. 3w
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guinsgirlreads
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Finally sitting down to read some of this magnificent book before work!

SarahHarts_books I really want to read this one!! 😍😍 3w
guinsgirlreads @Sharteau I am loving it so far! 3w
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guinsgirlreads
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This one is better than the one I started yesterday.. 🙌🏻

AndreaLove Heard it is awesome 4w
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Lisas.Library
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Samantha Downing‘s very impressive, dark, twisted and suspenseful psychological thriller debut novel is not one to be missed! I loved every second of this book. Very entertaining. My Lovely Wife is told from the husbands POV, about himself, his wife Millicent, their two teenage kids Rory & Jenna and their typical (or not so typical) suburban family. I won‘t go into detail as it‘s best to go into a book like this blindly.

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Nu20
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I loved this book. The unnamed husband actually had me rooting for him.

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Lauren.Archer
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This book was not what I expected at all and I just loved this. This was told from the perspective of husband (he is nameless) of this married couple who happens to murder women. They have two kids and for a lot of this book you get a true family perspective and this dad just adores his family. The ending was completely unexpected. Such a great read.

BarbaraBB Great review. I loved this one too. So unexpected, all of it! 4w
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BookwormM
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#Netgalley #ARC #MyLovelyWife

3⭐️

Fast paced and funny, marriage, murder and mayhem.

Compelling fun read

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

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I‘ve started a few books sinse my last pick & I just can‘t settle on one ( this seems to be a pattern ) so , I‘m going for a Litsy thriller recommendation.... I just want to land somewhere & read 🤞🏻

julesG Hope you enjoy it. 4w
TrishB Sometimes only a thriller will do! I always go back to them when a bit stuck. 4w
Cathythoughts @julesG thanks Julia 👍🏻♥️ 4w
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Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks Trish. I‘ll settle down eventually... I just hope sooner than later 🙄😁 4w
erzascarletbookgasm 👍🤞😘 4w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks ... I‘ve moved on again. But I may just have found the answer 👍🏻♥️ 4w
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Lauren.Archer
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Next up! I am hearing such good things about this one.

BookwormM I am currently reading this 😃 4w
BarbaraBB It is! 4w
Jemgirl2014 Loved it!! 4w
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Lisas.Library
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Hi friends!
I‘m back. It‘s been a month today that my older brother Stevie passed away from a brain aneurysm. He was only 45 years old.

I started reading this book yesterday and I‘m already on page 206. So far I‘m loving it!! I will post a review when I‘m finished.

Eggs So sorry for the loss of your brother 💔 1mo
bookandcat So sorry for your loss. 😢 1mo
TheLudicReader I am so sorry to hear about your brother. 1mo
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Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss. 😘📚📖 1mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook So sorry for your loss! 💔 1mo
Suet624 I‘m so sorry. 1mo
C.Perone I'm so sorry to hear of your loss 🙏 1mo
JoScho Sending you love 🖤 1mo
rabbitprincess I'm sorry for your loss ♥️♥️ 1mo
Jsara5761 I‘m so sorry for you loss! ❤️ 1mo
Eggbeater My heart goes out to you. 💓 1mo
BookwormM Sorry for your loss xxx 1mo
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss.❤️ 1mo
Velvetfur I'm so sorry to hear this, lots of love and healing to you xxx 1mo
Cheshirecat913 Sorry for your loss. 1mo
Dragon So sorry to hear of your loss 💔 1mo
JennyM So sorry to hear this. Take care during this difficult time ♥️ 1mo
CoffeeK8 So sorry for your loss 1mo
EH2018 Glad you have found your way back. So sorry for your loss 💕 1mo
Redwritinghood So sorry about your brother. What a terrible loss. 💔💔 1mo
Lisas.Library Thank you so much everyone! I truly appreciate it!! 💗 1mo
Alfoster Oh so sorry! I‘m loving this book too. 4w
DivineDiana My condolences to you and your family. ❤️ 3w
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Cathythoughts
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Attention!!! This book is only 99p today @BarbaraBB @JennyM are saying good things ... no brainer , I just got it 👍🏻

BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll like it just as much! Looking forward to your thoughts! 1mo
bedandabook Ooh, thank you! I‘ve snapped it up. 1mo
JennyM Enjoy the ride! It‘s a bit crazy 😜 1mo
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Cathythoughts @bedandabook sure we can‘t go wrong at this price ... I‘m hoping to save it for my holls - only 12 days away 😍 1mo
bedandabook Ooh exciting, @Cathythoughts! Where are you going? 1mo
Cathythoughts @bedandabook we are going to Malaga. Staying in an apartment in the city ( I hope it‘s nice ( i e apartment) 🤞🏻) I just want a balcony with a view .... & books & food & all that sort of thing 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
bedandabook Hope the apartment and the whole holiday are both absolutely lovely, and you get lots of reading time! 😀 📚 1mo
Cathythoughts @bedandabook ahhh thanks ! No doubt I will post a pic or two from there 😀 1mo
TrishB Brought 👍🏻 you‘ll have plenty of lovely reading time for your hols. 1mo
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BarbaraBB
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Finally a psychological thriller that didn't leave me a bit disappointed after finishing. This one had lots and lots of twists, some of which I could predict, but they all led to this grande finale that I didn't see coming. A real pageturner about a seemingly normal couple who kills young women just for the kick and because it arouses them sexually. Highly recommended in its genre!

JennyM Glad you enjoyed. It was refreshingly different, and totally bonkers! 1mo
BarbaraBB @JennyM It was, wasn‘t it? What an imagination Samantha Downing must have! 1mo
Tashreads Oooh, sounds good. I‘ve had a bad run of thrillers lately, so will definitely pick this one up. 1mo
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️just got on kindle for 99p 1mo
whatshesreadingnow So glad you liked it! I see on GR where she has another book coming out next year. 🙌🏻😁 1mo
BarbaraBB @whatshesreadingnow That is really something to look forward too. I‘d like to know what she comes up with next! 1mo
BarbaraBB @Tashreads I feel the same about thrillers but this one really stands out! 1mo
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4.5 ☆ This story is creepy and the ending was soooo disturbing it really makes you think. Is it actually over or is the nightmare continuing?? They were definitely a psycho couple which made it even more thrilling to keep reading reminding me of the Boogie Man stories we told as kids 😱
A must read for thrill seekers.

Addison_Reads This is the upcoming read for my local library's bookclub. I'm excited to start it. 1mo
BarbaraBB I just started this one too. I am really in need of an disturbing psychological thriller 😉 1mo
whatshesreadingnow @Addison_Reads It‘s pretty creepy is really good. Enjoy! 💜 1mo
whatshesreadingnow @BarbaraBB Great review! 💐 1mo
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sophierayton
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A bit eye-rolly and convenient at times, but on the whole a good suspense from an unusual perspective.

Severnmeadows An unsettling cover😊 1mo
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Jeannineth
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I‘m starting this thriller tonight. I hope it doesn‘t disappoint.

RadicalReader I have this on my TBR list can‘t wait to check it out 1mo
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Perfect Sunday morning reading. Excellent read!

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chuckstar158
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I'll officially read whatever Samantha Downing writes. This book is f*cked up and I like that. A predictable twist and turn here but I was absolutely sucked in and wondering how it was going to resolve itself.

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My pick for the long weekend. So far, so good!

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Eh, I‘m done. Even reading on the beach couldn‘t make me like this one. I gave it a good college try, now I‘m moving on. Too many books in my life to make myself trudge through this one. ✌️ #byeeeee

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sometimes it‘s like a weight off your shoulders to just let some books go. 👍. 1mo
Erinreadsthebooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! I feel better already! 1mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
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Y‘all, I don‘t know. I‘m about half way through this book club pick and am not in love. Not sure I‘m even in like with this book. Liking a character isn‘t a necessity for me. However, these characters murder for fun but are presented as a ‘normal family‘ just living life in the ‘burbs‘ and think the murdering is ‘sexy.‘ 🙄

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Lynsey40
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Really wasn't sure when I brought this but so glad I got it. Could not put it down believable characters great plot carefully placed twists , give it a go! (Currently 99p on kindle)

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For all the thriller junkies out there...believe the hype.

Reviewsbylola Sounds great! 1mo
JennyM It‘s twisty and nasty in such a new way! Good, quick read 1mo
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Booklover2
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What a nasty, twisted bit of fun that was! When a marriage becomes too mundane, hey let‘s spice it up with some teamwork serial killing!!!

Definitely a page turner with some unexpected twists.
Fun read!

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Wow! What an intense read! Bought it last night and finished it today. Could barely put it down.

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angel1
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Camping for my birthday this weekend and I think this is the perfect book for that📚

julesG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉🎈🎁 1mo
Daisey Enjoy! Happy Birthday! 1mo
angel1 Thank you @julesG and @Daisey 😊 1mo
Swe_Eva Happy birthday! 🎉 1mo
angel1 Thank you @Swe_Eva 😊 1mo
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Preciouz29
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Wow. All kinds of crazy and I am here for it. Also, would make a great movie!

CaitlinR In Library hold list for this. Glad to know you liked this. 1mo
Preciouz29 @CaitlinR yes! Let me know what you think! 1mo
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candority
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My Lovely Wife is a wild ride, full of small secrets and twists that lead to a fantastic ending that I did not see coming! Clever and well-written, this is a fantastic thriller and impressive debut! Even if you‘re growing tired of the domestic/psychological thriller genre, make an exception for this one. Full review: www.goodreads.com/review/show/2753637138
If you‘ve read the book, check my spoiler in the comments. I‘d love to hear your thoughts!

candority I was a bit uncomfortable with Downing‘s choice to have Tobias/Quentin pretend to be deaf in order to appear vulnerable and play on women‘s morals. I am deaf in one ear, and while I have not experienced the challenges that fully deaf people go through every day, I can easily imagine how difficult it is. I understand that pretending to be deaf was part of his “disguise” but I‘m not sure that it was the most appropriate choice. Thoughts? 1mo
JennyM I‘m about halfway through and it‘s really good. I was growing tired of thrillers, but this one is different, and fresh! 1mo
Amaryie I actually did not like this book at all. Was so disappointed because I heard such great things and read praising reviews. Agree that the choice to pretend to be deaf was not appropriate. I don‘t see how it added anything extra to the story, or was necessary. But, I literally hate read this book. I know, unpopular opinion! 1mo
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candority @JennyM Exactly! I hope you enjoy the rest of it! 1mo
candority @Amaryie I totally respect that! And those were my feelings too, it was totally unnecessary. I‘d love to know what else you didn‘t like! 1mo
julesG I understand that you feel like this was an unnecessary plot device, the deafness, however should someone ever come looking for Tobias, they'd be looking for a deaf person. It's a very distinguishing element. He could have worn one tinted contact lens though. Would be a remarkable feature, too. Still, the deafness gave him the advantage of never having to answer a phone call, for example. 1mo
candority @julesG That‘s all very true. It is a clever disguise, and while I was a bit uncomfortable with it, it didn‘t have a significant impact on my overall enjoyment of the book. Thank you for sharing your viewpoint - it helped illuminate why Downing may have made that choice! 1mo
BooknerdsLife Heard a lot about this book! Now I definitely need to put it on my TBR! 1mo
candority @BooknerdsLife Yes! 🙌 I hope you like it! 1mo
BooknerdsLife @candority Thank you! I hope so too but sadly it‘s not out yet so will have to wait for awhile 1mo
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Jemgirl2014
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This book is kind of brilliant. The depravity of this couple is astounding. What I found most interesting about this story is how the author managed to transition the husband from villian to anti-hero. Great character development. There was a twist at the end involving the wife and the daughter that shocked me. Then again, I wonder why I was so stunned by Millicent's actions. She's a sociopath through and through. Anyway, ❤❤❤'d it!!! 😍

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JennyM
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Mid-week mini library haul. Yey for school holidays📚

erzascarletbookgasm Interested to know what you think of My Lovely Wife. 2mo
Tashreads Interested to know your thoughts on The Binding. I‘ve put it down for a week or so, it was not what I expected 😞 2mo
JennyM @Tashreads that‘s the feeling I am getting about it from others. I had it ordered from the library when it first came out and I was taken with the cover! We shall see... 2mo
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JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m excited to start this one ever since I saw the review by @julesG 2mo
Tanisha_A The Perks of Being a Wallflower! 💜 2mo
julesG @erzascarletbookgasm It's good. It's twisted. I read it because the email from the publishers sounded very boisterous, but they were absolutely right. - - - Hope you like it @JennyM 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A I‘ve been living under a rock, T, and not read it....looking forward to it 😘 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Already stacked! 😉 @julesG 2mo
Cathythoughts Stacking ... 👍🏻 2mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts it sounds very good. Lots of very good reviews. 2mo
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Jules7
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Their marriage becomes mundane....and they spice it up in the strangest way.
Super creepy, twisted, unputdownable, and that ending...whaaaatt??? Samantha Downing‘s debut novel is fabulous!