My Lovely Wife

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What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing, read by David Pittu.

Introducing the next generation of domestic thriller…

Every marriage has secrets. Everyone has flaws. Your wife isn’t perfect – you know that – but then again nor are you.

But now a serial killer is on the loose in your small town, preying on young women. Fear is driving your well-behaved young daughter off the rails, and you find yourself in bed late at night, looking at the woman who lies asleep beside you.

Because you thought you knew the worst about her. The truth is you know nothing at all.


PRAISE FOR MY LOVELY WIFE

The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night. Clever. Manipulative. Dark. Disturbing. What more can you ask for?”-Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife

“An assured and deliciously engrossing debut. You’ll surely devour My Lovely Wife, but it will linger long after you’ve reached the last page.” Sarah Pinborough, Sunday Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

You’ll never look at your neighbors the same. I couldn’t pull myself away from this story…Make sure you clear your schedule before you pick it up. Absolutely unputdownable.” Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

“My Lovely Wife is a knockout. It’s not just a novel about serial killers. It’s family drama, about a marriage, about kids out of control, about infidelity, and about the news media; and it’s also about the folks next door. It’s an effortless page-turner.” Publishers Weekly

The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the nightJane Corry

Critics Review

  • We’re calling it: My Lovely Wife is the most gripping psychological thriller of 2019… this book will keep you reading late into the night

    Stylist
  • One of my favourite thrillers of the year – I couldn’t stop reading but didn’t want it to end. Dark, chilling and compelling … My Lovely Wife is a brilliant debut

  • Wow! My Lovely Wife is a stunner – full of twists, well-drawn characters, and riveting suspense

  • Dexter meets Gone Girl – I loved this this brilliantly dark and twisted novel. One of the best books I’ve read this year!

  • The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night. Clever. Manipulative. Dark. Disturbing. What more can you ask for?

  • Brilliant – I was enthralled by the premise and it totally delivered. Five star entertainment!

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