Thursday, November 11, 2021

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing


MY LOVELY WIFE is about a married couple. They've been together for fifteen years. They have two kids. They keep house. They're just like any other family... except they kill people. The narrator, whose name we never learn, looks for women for him and his wife to murder together. They call it "date night." It's all just a fun game for them. But then one day, the body of one of their victims is found and suddenly things start to go terribly, terribly wrong.

I thought this book was OK! It was suspenseful enough that I wanted to find out what was going on but it was also much, much longer than I felt it needed to be. I mean, it's almost 400 pages. So much of this book could have been cut out. All the passages with the child psychologist felt pretty unnecessary. I also predicted several of the big twists that I think were supposed to shock me.

Overall, MY LOVELY WIFE didn't live up to the hype. It passed the time and entertained me but that was all it did and I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I would, however, read more from this author. She has a pretty accessible writing style.

3 out of 5 stars

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