Blog Tour Review: The New Wife

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The New Wife
Sue Watson


237 pages
published November 19, 2021

Book Description:

You can never truly know what goes on behind closed doors…

My darling son, Sam, is marrying his childhood sweetheart and I couldn’t be prouder of the man he’s grown into. Walking out on his abusive father all those years ago was the best thing I ever did. And today he stands, tall and handsome, saying ‘I do’ to my dream daughter-in-law. If I hadn’t pushed them together all those years ago, he might never have found a girl as perfect as Lauren. It’s true what they say, mother always knows best.

But weeks later, Lauren is dead and police cars fill the driveway of their idyllic countryside home. As they question Sam, I sense he’s hiding something. Why won’t he look me in the eye? And who does he rush off to meet as soon as the police are gone?

Desperate, I do what every good mother would do: I let myself into Sam and Lauren’s bedroom. What I see, I will never be able to forget. My son’s beautiful new wife was hiding a dangerous secret. Can I clear my son’s name? And could my life be in danger now too?

A completely gripping, utterly twisted thriller that will leave your jaw on the floor. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Wife Between Us and The Woman in the Window.

My Review:

Oh wow, what a great book.  A thriller that kept me guessing all the way through the book and some humorous one liners that made me smile.  While this isn’t a comedy, I just loved coming across those lines and smiling.

It makes you think about how well do you know your family and those around you.  After Georgie’s son Sam marries his childhood sweetheart, he calls to tell her she was murdered.  The book is told from Georgie’s view and her defending her son at all costs because he is her everything.

I kept changing my mind all throughout my read, trying to figure out who killed Lauren.  While the cast of the book is pretty small, I suspected all but Georgie, multiple times.  And one point even wondered if maybe she was unreliable and misleading us.  You are limited to Georgie’s knowledge as you progress and with many of the others keeping secrets of their own, they weren’t always honest with her.  

This is not a quick paced book, but character driven.   You keep learning a little more about each of the characters as Georgie works to clear her son’s name.   

I could not put this one down.  I think domestic thriller lovers will really like this one.

Author Bio:

Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.

Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue explores the darker side of life, writing psychological thrillers with big twists. Originally from Manchester, she now lives with her family in leafy Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – and procrastinating. Her hobby is eating cake while watching diet and exercise programmes from the sofa, a skill she’s perfected after many years of practice.


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