My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

This book was BONKERS.

And I mean that in the best way I swear.

Think: Dexter but sexier.”—theSkimm

I picked this book up on vacation and I could NOT put it down. I remember texting with a friend that I was RIVETED and had to cnacel everything I had planned that day. I was with my mom at the beach and told her she was on her own. I needed to read the book and DO NOTHING ELSE UNTIL I WAS DONE.

So, I did. I tore through it in one day and it was one of the most addictive thrillers I’ve read in a long time and I LOVED it.

Without giving away too much – it’s about a couple, who thrives on murder to keep their relationship strong. It’s weird, and wild and twisted and SO FANTASTIC.

A dark and irresistible debut.”—People


From the very, very beginning I felt like I knew a certain plot twist was going to happen. It’s not really a “spoiler” or a “too early reveal”… just something made me suspicious early on, and it was later confirmed.

I was right and I SO WISH this “spoiler” wasn’t in the beginning of the book… but it is and I can’t talk about it cause I don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t read it.

But if it wasn’t there – I wouldn’t have seen a major plot twist coming – and this would have been in my top 5 thrillers of ALL TIME.

Most who have read this find the twist shocking – so you probably will too! I am always just looking for the twist, the clues… I think I read too many thrillers!

But – it didn’t take away from the reading experience at all. It was still amazing. I still loved every minute and I am obsessed with Samantha Downing now and want to read everything the second she writes it! She is a thriller GENIUS!

And that ending… forget it. I’m done. SO GOOD.

Will shock even the savviest suspense readers.”—Real Simple

My Lovely Wife is a FANTASTIC read and it’s out in paperback edition now with new dark and sinister cover art. I highly recommend you go get this one if you haven’t read it yet!

You can get it here!


  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (March 3, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451491734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451491732


About the Book:

9780451491732Dexter 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.

About the Author:

81bwdASJ0yL._SY200_Samantha Downing is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated novel My Lovely Wife. Amazon Studios and Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films have partnered to produce a feature film based on the novel.

Her next book is called He Started It and will be released in April 2020.

She currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away on her next thrilling novel.




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