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The Second Wife

An Absolutely Gripping Psychological Thriller That Will Have You Hooked
Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
4 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Summary

She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.

Rebecca only wanted to help out - to be kind. Richard seemed so alone after his wife, Nicole, died, and Rebecca wanted to make sure he knew he had someone on whom to rely.

But now, she’s in Nicole’s immaculate house. Drinking from her favourite crystal wine glass. Keeping shoes in her orderly closet. Comforting her sweet and grieving stepdaughter. It feels like Rebecca is living another woman’s life.

And as she gets to know the neighbours, Rebecca hears stories that make her wonder: Was free-spirited Nicole happy in this perfect life, or did she feel trapped? Did she feel, as Rebecca is beginning to, that something wasn’t quite right?

The story everyone’s talking about! If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Girl Before, you’ll be totally gripped and unable to put down this twisty pause-resisting psychological thriller.

©2019 Sheryl Browne (P)2019 Bookouture

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Title totally lives up to its name.

Very impressed, I was convinced I had it sussed but then another twist and more . . Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, if you only have time to read one book, choose this one. 5 stars

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How to get through this book:

Listen whilst telling yourself this far fetched plot could happen in a world without Police or media.

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Brilliant

I absolutely loved this book, the story is excellent, although I had just worked out what was going on just before it was revealed. The narrator is excellent, something I think is very important to an audible book. It can definitely make or break for me

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  • MissSweet
  • 05-02-19

Not the best.,.

I don’t know if I’m just a genius that has lived all these years unaware of my brilliance or I’ve “read” too many psychological thrillers or maybe I just got lucky but, I figured out the plot and who-done-it, somewhere in the first third of the book.

I kept listening in the hopes that I was wrong... but I wasn’t. The “shocking twist” was disappointing for me.

“Shocking” twist aside, the over all story pace was slow and the end wasn’t terribly satisfying.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Susan
  • 06-02-19

The Second Wife—Wow, I couldn’t put it down!

This was an outstanding book with many twists and surprises. Mystery readers will love it. I recommend it highly!

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  • M. Boyte
  • 15-02-19

Blah

Present Day-Past Day, if they were to say this one more time, I wanted to slit my own wrist. I like psychological dramas, this is more of a lifetime movie. I would save my credit.

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  • Emily Anderson
  • 19-03-19

Obvious & Contrived

I pretty much figured this out after the first couple chapters. Not very entertaining at all

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  • Carrie
  • 15-03-19

Obvious Plot and 2nd Wife

Obvious plot and the 2nd Wife's gullibility was unrealistically put on display. I wish the author would of gave her a backbone. Half of the listen involved me shaking my head.

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  • 14-03-19

Too obvious

This was a pretty good story with the exception that I had it pegged from the beginning. there was actually no real surprise for me.

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  • liz
  • 14-03-19

fabulous book<br />

loved this book. nice steady pace
as always there will be no spoilers in my reviews
interest was not lost in this book. narrator did a Superb job. I was pretty content with the fact that I Had found a good one. enjoy the mystery

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  • Tracy T
  • 12-03-19

Good Book and narration.

This was a pretty good book not the best but pretty good. A lot of twists and turns and some of these characters will make you say "wow". I really liked Rebecca's character.

The story line and plot was interesting. There was a lot of inner dialogue going on and some of it unnecessary so that was kind of annoying. But the story was still good.

I can't really say too much about this book without giving away spoilers. It was worth the credit and time for sure.

As for the narration, this was my first Tamsin Kennard listen and she did a great job. I liked her narration the men sounded like men and she gave everyone their own voice. She has a nice reading voice and reads with emotion as called for.

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  • SanDiego_Gal
  • 06-03-19

Started well but ...

I seldom take time to write a review and usually don’t go back to write a bad one. This book started well enough but, just after the first few chapters, it became predictable and then felt like the author was simply trying to fill the number of pages required to get it published. Just like a badly done 3 hr movie that could’ve done without the last 2 hours of senseless chases. Read it if you don’t have anything better to do.

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  • Liz
  • 21-02-19

Great

It took a while to get into. Give it a couple of chapters you’ll be hooked!