The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: The Wife Who Knew Too Much

Author: Michele Campbell

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publish Date: July 28, 2020

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell


Meet the first Mrs. Ford
Beautiful. Accomplished.
Wealthy beyond imagination.
Married to a much younger man.
And now, she’s dead.

Meet the second Mrs. Ford.
Waitress. Small-town girl.
Married to a man she never forgot,
From a summer romance ten years before.
And now, she’s wealthy beyond imagination.

Who is Connor Ford?
Two women loved him. And knew him as only wives can know.
Set amongst the glittering mansions of the Hamptons,
The Wife Who Knew Too Much is a decadent summer thriller about the lives of those who will do anything for love and money. Who is the victim? Who is the villain? And who will be next to die?

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell


Tabitha fell in love with Connor when she was a teenager. Their relationship only lasted one summer, but she has never felt the same way about any other man. When Connor walks back into her life, she can’t believe it. He’s married now though… to an extremely wealthy woman, who also happens to be twenty years older than him. Soon after they reconnect, Connor’s wife dies. It seems Tabitha and Connor can finally be together. Then suspicions about the first wife’s death have Tabitha questioning how well she knows her new husband, and everyone else questioning Tabitha.

The Wife Who Knew Too Much opens with an entry from the first wife’s diary. Otherwise, the story is told from Tabitha’s point of view. Tabitha is often naive and blinded by love. I like a strong female protagonist, so I wasn’t loving Tabitha. Later in the novel, she does show some growth and I started liking her more. The story was gripping, dramatic, and fun. A dose of romance, plenty of betrayal, and a murder mystery.

I read this in one sitting, which I hadn’t planned to do. So, that’s a sign that I definitely enjoyed it. Dark, twisty, and entertaining.

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

Books by Michele Campbell:
  1. It’s Always the Husband
  2. She Was the Quiet One
  3. A Stranger on the Beach
  4. The Wife Who Knew Too Much
  5. The Intern

4 thoughts on “The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell [Book Review]

  1. This sounds good Darinda. I do get frustrated by female characters who seem a bit too naive and act a bit like a doormat, but it seems that she does change. Wonderful review.

    1. Thanks, Carla! This character was so blinded by love, she ignored everything else. It was annoying, but I get what the author was going for.

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