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Plot outline: This is a story about a married couple. They met, fell in love, had two beautiful children. So far, so ordinary. But they have a very dark secret. It’s a story with a twist. And then another. And another. You might think you’ve read stories like this before. You’d be wrong.
By the end of the first chapter you’ll be hooked. After fifty pages you might not sleep until you finish. And when you read the very last line, you’ll ask yourself one question:
How well do you really know the person you love most?
My Review: I had to take a few days to think about this book before I wrote this review. There were times throughout when I found myself yelling ‘OH MY GOD’, and once I finished the book, I was that shocked, I had to reread the last few chapters all over again.
When I started My Lovely Wife, I felt sure that I knew what was going to happen, but my mind was blown throughout the book!! I’m going to keep the review limited as to what happens, otherwise it would not be as thrilling when you read the book yourselves!
It starts with one of the main characters, ‘Tobias’ (Tobias is not this characters real name, but he is never addressed as any other name), picking up a woman in a bar, by pretending to be deaf. After which, ‘Tobias’ goes back home to his wife of 15 years and two children.
As you read through the book, you find that ‘Tobias’ and his wife, Millicent, have an unusual and rather dirty fetish to keep their romance alive – torturing and killing young women. Each chapter flicks between the couples history, for instance where they met, why they hurt people, and little personal traditions. It is actually really well written in this sense, as normally I dislike books that flick between current time, and past tense, but in this sense, it fills some gaps, but also brings forward more questions about the couple.
During the last few chapters, you realise that things are not as they seem between the couple as any disturbing facts come to light. There is betrayal, lies and death as you turn each page, and once I read the very last sentence, I had to wonder … was it actually all what it seemed?!
Recommendation: I would highly recommend this book!
My Rating: 5*
- Genre: Psychological, Thriller
- Publisher: Penguin
- Approximate Page Number: 448
- ISBN Number: 978-1405939300
- Amazon link: My Lovely Wife – Amazon
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