My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: My Lovely Wife

Author: Samantha Downing

Publisher: Berkley

Publish Date: March 26, 2019

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

My Lovely Wife by 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.

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing


Millicent and her husband are a married couple with two teenagers, great jobs, and a home in a nice neighborhood. They also have a shared interest in murder.

Told from the husband’s point of view. Interestingly, the husband is never named. He and his wife, Millicent, live in a nice, quiet neighborhood. Millicent and her husband occasionally have date nights, but these aren’t the usual type of date nights. During these dates, they plot and scheme how to get away with murder.

Wonderful debut novel. Well written story with complex characters and an intriguing plot. Psychological thrillers often have one crazy spouse, but in My Lovely Wife, the readers get a double dose of demented.

My Lovely Wife is a deliciously wicked domestic thriller. Great for fans of psychological thrillers. Twisted, dark, and disturbing.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Samantha Downing:
  1. My Lovely Wife
  2. He Started It
  3. For Your Own Good
  4. A Twisted Love Story

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