My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

my lovely wife

5/5 stars


Fiction – Thriller

Goodreads Summary

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 secrets to keeping a marriage alive.

Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.


As someone who has read my fair share of thrillers, they can start to blend together and lose their excitement. For this reason, I always try to read a different genre in between any thrillers and mysteries. However, My Lovely Wife was different—in all the best ways—from most of the thrillers I’ve read. I have never seen Dexter or Mr. and Mrs. Smith but, if they are similar to this book, I’m thinking I would probably love them!

I loved the super short chapters that made this so easy to keep reading! I also loved that the content was so engaging and gripping that I could basically read it anywhere and with anyone around and had no problem focusing on the story! The story is, surprisingly, solely told from the husband’s point of view, which I wasn’t expecting. However, I feel like it really worked well! With all the twists you could want in a thriller, My Lovely Wife is surely a memorable one! I would love to see this made into a movie.

Pick this one up ASAP because the hype is legit!

Have you read My Lovely Wife? Let me know what you thought!

Author Samantha Downing’s website

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