I am delighted to share my review with you today on publication day for The New Wife by Sue Watson
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.
Sue Watson made a very good move when she moved over to the dark side from romantic comedy. Each book she writes gets better and better. The New Wife clearly shows that when Sue sets the scene and we follow a story told from Georgie, mother of son POV. Sam who is marries childhood sweetheart Lauren. Then things take a turn and Lauren is found dead, three months later!
OMG this book grabs you right from the start. I was so there with Georgie trying to piece the puzzle together and work out what really happened. With some brilliant character development along the way. I could totally relate to Georgie being a single mother like myself.
I love the narrator who has done a fabulous job telling this story. It felt like Georgie was telling me the story herself. With emotion and anxiety in her voice. This is a brilliant who dunn it story, seriously keeping you guessing until the end. Wow, Wow, Wow…..bloody brilliant!
The New Wife is full of mystery and suspense that will keep you gripped from start to finish. The more I listened to this the more I wanted to know. It is with a doubt a brilliant story. With a rather shocking twist…..I wasn’t expecting that!
This book is a must read psychological thriller fans are going to love it.
Thank you to Bookouture for a copy in exchange for a honest review.