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My Lovely Wife
My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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 our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.
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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

This is an amusing, twisted little story. Highly unlikely but still fun. Lately whenever a contemporary (2018 or after) book has an "x years later" epilogue, I imagine what that epilogue would look like if the author had known covid was on the horizon. The reality of the pandemic kind of constrains my imaginings of any story past the back cover. Among other things.

SilversReviews I enjoyed this book. 2mo
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AbbiJack
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Pickpick

Slow burn thriller turned shit-hit-the-fan. 4.5 ⭐
Definitely recommended if you need a thriller!

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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#WondrousWednesday
@Eggs

🌱 The first spring thunder storm ⚡ I love them ❤️
🌱 I'm still busy with the 2 I might consider best for the month > it's between Warbreaker and My lovely wife
🌱 Now I can't think of one single character - I know there should be one...🤔
🌱 I'm grateful for date nights 😍

Thanks for the tag @damselsgotballs
Want to play? @TheNeverendingTBR @hannah-leeloo @CymbaX13

Eggs Great post! Thanks for playing 👌🏼📚👏🏻 4mo
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suzie.reads
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Mehso-so

Wasn't really sure about this one, was abit weird for me. I did predict most of the ending, although it was a good one

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Kaarin
My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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This book is nuts in a fun way. It‘s on sale on Kindle for $1.99 today so I had to tell people. 😁

SilversReviews This was good. Her second book dragged for me. 7mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

An entertaining but not amazing thriller. #audiobook

BarbaraBB I loved this one so now I‘m extremely intrigued by the one you gave a pick! 10mo
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stretchkev
My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Panpan

This reads like a bookclub book. Every other chapter has a domestic social issue discussion point, i.e. adultery, troubled relationships with parents, mental health issues, middle age breakdowns. The actual aerial killer plot is just an excuse 4o get to these issues.

Leftcoastzen That sounds really annoying. 10mo
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jillannjohn
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Pickpick

This was just ok for me, a little predictable. I like her book He Started It much better.

I need some ideas. What are you reading this weekend??

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jillannjohn
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Quiet weekend planned 😍

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DarkMina
My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Pickpick

13 pf 2021. #20in4 #20in4readathon
🎧 5 hours down! A good thriller. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 12mo
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amberavidreader
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Pickpick

Gave this book 5 stars! Loved it. Highly recommend if you like psychological thrillers.

Jeannineth I loved it too 💕 12mo
jenniferajanes I need to check this one out! Thanks for the recommendation. 12mo
amberavidreader @jenniferajanes I loved it! You're welcome! xoxo 12mo
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vkois88
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Pickpick

What a wild ride. Some twists and turns that I saw coming, others totally unexpected. Great first book of 2021. 5⭐️

Crazeedi Just thought about you, realized I havent seen you here for a while, hope you are well❤ 8mo
vkois88 @Crazeedi thank you for the thought ❤️ I‘m okay, just a little overwhelmed with life! Lol... I‘ve been in a major slump since March & only read two or three books. I hope you are well also 🤗 8mo
Crazeedi @vkois88 I hear you! I went through the same last year, I hope life settles down and you can pamper yourself more, big hug❤ 8mo
vkois88 @Crazeedi thank you, big hugs to you as well! ❤️ 8mo
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DarkMina
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Eggbeater
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Pickpick

You don't know what outcome to hope for for this unnamed, serial killer narrator. This stressful plot is deliciously devious and sick and twisted. Well done!

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eanderson
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😱 So friggin‘ good!!!! Kind of saw one thing coming but it just added tension to the story! Loved it. 💕🌟🌟🌟🌟

LoveToReadLiveToRead Sounds good! Though the title instantly reminded me of the Father Ted episode where they‘re entering Eurovision. 1y
eanderson @LoveToReadLiveToRead I haven‘t heard of Father Ted. Is it good? 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @eanderson ah, sorry, that probably didn‘t make sense! Yes, it‘s an Irish comedy series from the 90s. Personally, I find it hilarious! The joke is that Ireland doesn‘t want to win Eurovision again so they enter the main characters, some priests, with their song “My Lovely Horse”. (edited) 1y
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eanderson
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New audiobook for a beautiful Friday!

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abookishbutterfly
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Pickpick

I was quite satisfied by this thriller and I completely get the hype surrounding it. It‘s clever and immersive with some fun little twists along the way. If you‘ve put this one off, like I had, you might want to reconsider that choice!

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3130268091

KatieDid927 Agreed! 1y
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KatieDid927
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I really liked this one! A couple things I did predict, but I had no idea how it would all end and it was perfectly engrossing.

First official #Screamathon read! @4thhouseontheleft

Linsy Looks nice and creepy 🔪 1y
4thhouseontheleft Woohoo! 🔪🩸 1y
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abookishbutterfly
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What are you currently reading? I‘ve started these to fit the prompts on the Spooktober bingo challenge I‘m participating in.

Prompt: Horror ~ Horrid
Prompt: Vampires ~ Let the Right One In
Prompt: Serial killer ~ My Lovely Wife
Prompt: Orange cover ~ Unspeakable Things

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SW-T
My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Mehso-so

Our nameless hero and his wife are keeping secrets. He‘s also being blackmailed by his own son, is worried about his daughter‘s increasingly erratic behavior, and suddenly wondering what extra secrets his wife is keeping. Interesting enough to keep me reading, but not engaging enough to stay on my mind after I put the book down.

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KadeLexical
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I always wanted to be more than above average

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MeganLindell
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️ • Short chapters should make this a quick read but for whatever reason this took me longer to read than I wanted. I found it mostly boring, rather predictable, and quite absurd. Hopefully some rewrites will make it a better movie or series than book.

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BriannaT
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Thank you @Eggs for the challenge and @EadieB for the tag! Sorry I didn‘t see it until now, but better late than never!
1) The tagged book
2) This may sound weird, but I would love to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid with Greg attending Hogwarts with Harry Potter. I think it would a funny spoof focusing on the mundane activities at Hogwarts
3) Multiple POVs keep me guessing, like One of Us is Lying

Can you play? @RaeLovesToRead @Nicole01070

EadieB Love your answers! Thanks for playing! 2y
Eggs I think Greg Heffly and Harry Potter would be a great duo ❣️ Thanks for your thoughtful responses 👏🏻📚🤗 2y
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callielafleur
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Mehso-so

This was boring and at times unbelievable to a point that I was just shaking my head. I don't love thrillers, and I found this fairly predictable. The end was the best part, and it bumped it up to a 3 stars for me. I'd recommend it if you love thrillers, because the concept is kind of interesting, but there's no reason to like, run out and buy a copy.

magyklyXdelish Same! I saw so many people saying “oh it‘s like if dexter meets me and mrs Smith” and I‘m like no.. it‘s dexter meets this is 40. It‘s so so so boring until the end. 2y
readordierachel Yeah, I bailed on this one. Curious about the ending but not enough to hang with the boredom. 2y
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BriannaT
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Mehso-so

In this thriller, a couple tracks and kills women to keep their marriage alive. Then things go horribly awry.
It reminded me of Gone Girl in respect to the twists and “grand scheme.” I chose so-so because I couldn‘t fully connect to the narrator. I like stories where people make average mistakes and get caught in a web -the “it could happen to me” feel. But when the narrator gets in deep water after murdering people for fun, deep down I‘m 🤷🏼‍♀️

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callielafleur
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My name is pretty unusual, I was not expecting to see it in this context, and certainly not with my morning cup of coffee...

"Nothing ever happened in Woodview. Certainly nothing like the murder of a nice woman named Callie..."

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wanderinglynn Well that‘s not how you want to see your name! 😳😂 2y
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Clwojick
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I managed to finish all three of these while working on my #bulletjournal today, as I only had around 20-40% left on each of them. My favourite was My Lovely Wife,which doesn‘t surprise me since I love a good psychological thriller.It did not disappoint!🔪🖤

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Clwojick
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Current #Audiobooks... because I can never have only one on the go at a time 😂 #ReadYourSign

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Clwojick
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My weekend ended up being a bit busier than expected (not to mention a few unplanned naps🥱) but I‘ve been reading whenever I can. Not the 30hours or 10 books I was hoping for, but so far I‘ve read for 21hr28mins, finished 8 books and started 2 others. I work tomorrow, but I might carry on with the Readathon since my husband doesn‘t come home until Tuesday morning.

Really enjoying the tagged audiobook. LOVE a good psychological thriller.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser So its, possible to read 10 books in 30 hours? I think I am taking much longer, perhaps I should be timing myself? Does ones reading times decrease with more practice? I find it a challenge to finish a book in under a week. Excellent work if you can reach your goal though! I might keep a log and see what I'm capable of 😉 Thanks for the inspiration! 2y
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Clwojick @Curiouser_and_curiouser It was sort of a “one or the other” goal with the 30hrs/10 books. Although I do have some short audiobooks under 8 hrs, that I generally listen to at 2x or 3x the speed(depending on the app) so it‘s certainly possible. 2y
Sace Well done! 2y
Sace @Curiouser_and_curiouser I feel accomplished if I finish a book in a month! 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Clwojick Ok, well thanks for the tips. I find it a challenge to follow the story at normal speed & am almost constantly rewinding it when I lose track or miss a sentence & I often have to listen to the first 1/4 or 1/3 of the book a few times to get a grasp of the setting & characters. Funny how we are all so different. I am probably a bit pedantic with understanding the story to its fullest. Might need to let go a little and enjoy the ride! 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Sace lol, well that was me for many years but I feel I am needing/dedicating more time to books now so amazingly enough I am getting through 4 per month! This is huge for me. I am curious whether this will change as I develop my concentration, I have really been struggling with holding my attention to my book & not my phone as all of my work comes through the phone. With lockdown I can put my phone away knowing I won't be getting any enquiries 😉 2y
Sace @Curiouser_and_curiouser OH my phone is my downfall. 2y
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akfreeborn
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This was a fun read with some twists that keep you going. It built up well and was very dark. I like my psychological thrillers far but who doesn‘t! I liked the ordinary family life juxtaposed with the less than normal behaviors.

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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

After being able to predict the ending, and the two main characters being equally unlikable, I‘d only recommend this book as a “fun” read. A man and his wife plot how to get away with murder during their “date nights.”

But if women keep dying, and they certainly don‘t want to get caught, who‘s to blame? Why not a killer from years before?

Good plan until we soon learn the so-called murderer has been dead since before these killings started...

magyklyXdelish Everyone kept comparing this in good reads reviews like “oh it‘s like dexter meets mr and mrs Smith” nooo it‘s like dexter meets this is 40. Focused way way too much on mundane family crap. I was so let down by this one. 2y
KristenDuck @magyklyXdelish lol I actually wanted it to be a little grittier! 2y
magyklyXdelish I‘m all about thrillers that‘s my fave so the more murderous and and scary and thrilling the better. This one was such a let down for me. My problem is that I go into so many thriller books with high expectations so I‘m almost always let down a bit. 2y
KristenDuck @magyklyXdelish I went into it with too high of expectations too!! 2y
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Booknerd2
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What a great book!!! Bizarre!!!
How do you make your wife happy?
You kill for her?
How does she repay you?
😳🤷🏻‍♀️

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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

Great thriller! Kept me guessing until nearly the end. Well written, good promise, I‘ll read more by Samantha Downing! #mystery

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Julsmarshall
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My #currentlisten on audio and the flowers and a sweet sign we saw on our nightly walk. #litsywalkers #bloominglitsy #keeplitsypositive

LeslieO Beautiful flowers! I haven‘t seen any on my walks yet. Still snowing here. 2y
readordierachel Pretty! 2y
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thereadingowlvina
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Absolutely enjoyed this twisty dark psychological thriller!

Rating: 4⭐

For my full review, please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3205472814?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

Sleepswithbooks Such a good book. 2y
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JHSiess
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SilversReviews
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A lovely wife is definitely a misnomer. A demented psycho is more like it.

GOOD LUCK in the giveaway.

This giveaway is courtesy of @penguinrandomhouse

ENTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/soz2lp8

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mydearwatson
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🔪👰❓

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Lisas.Library
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Don‘t miss out on my favorite thriller of 2019!!!! Now available in paperback. Look at this stunning new cover!!
A thrilling read. Hard to put down. Trust me, you don‘t want to pass on this book.

@BerkleyPub

Jemgirl2014 Loved it! 😃 2y
Lisas.Library @Jemgirl2014 ~ Her new book, He Started It, comes out on 4/28/2020 and I can‘t wait!! 2y
Jemgirl2014 @Lisas.Library Ooh! Didn't know that! I have to look that up. Thanks! 🤗 2y
audiobooklover Just started audio..sounds promising! 2y
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abookishbutterfly
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Look what came out in paperback today! I know I‘m late to the party, but I‘m ready to join in and finally read My Lovely Wife. Have you added any new books to your pile lately?

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SilversReviews
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Happy Pub Day!!

Have you read MY LOVELY WIFE?

A Lovely Wife is definitely a misnomer. A demented psycho is more like it.

Everything Millicent does seems innocent on the outside, but it is truly evil.

Be sure to pick up a copy.

@penguinrandomhouse
@smariedowning

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Lisas.Library
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**NEWS**NEWS**NEWS**
If you haven‘t read My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing you‘re missing out. One of my favorite books of 2019 is being made into a movie.

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artkavanagh
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Panpan

This is about a couple of serial killers (husband and wife) whose victims are all young women and are tortured (for a year in one case) before being killed. I don‘t usually like serial killer stories, including this one, even though it was written by a woman from a feminist(ish) angle. The storytelling is very effective and the twists are satisfying but overall I was disappointed.

artkavanagh Deleted duplicate: sorry, app slow to refresh, so I posted twice. 2y
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JHSiess
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Is there anything better than a quiet, sunny Saturday morning with hot coffee & the first page of another book? ⁣⁣
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Next up: 𝐌𝐲 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝗪𝐢𝐟𝐞 by 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐚 𝐃𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠.⁣

𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥?⁣

Crazeedi An ARC ebook, 2y
julesG The ARC of Downing's second book 2y
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Loric
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My Lovely Wife is a fast paced, suspense filled psychological thriller full of crazy twists and turns that will leave you agog. Lining up well developed character after character, each with their own sort of crazy, this one grabbed my attention from the start and kept me guessing right up to the explosive ending.