My Lovely Wife
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. W ...more
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A Brand of Crazy All its Own.
Be afraid. Be very, very afraid! Next time your neighbor or someone else smiles at you, perhaps you should just look away. Catching their eye could be extremely dangerous.
Me: Smiling wickedly as I read: “I love this, but it is vile! I really shouldn’t be liking this so much, I mean, it’s so not right, but I just can’t help my darn self!"
Me: Laughing mischievously, “Oh my gosh, is this actually happening? I cannot believe she just did ...more
Wow! What a read!
I had no idea what to expect after reading the description for this novel. However, I knew I had to read it, and once I started, there was no going back.
Dark, disturbing, and so very clever. This novel really was impossible to put down.
The book opens with a man approaching a woman in a bar. He slides his phone towards her, and she reads the message he has typed on it…
“Hello. My name is Tobias”
She is unsure ...more
I am not going to get into very much of this plot. I went into this book blindly and suggest you do the same. It was a big surprise. Millicent and her husband have two children and live in the suburb. They seem to be a normal family like everyone else in the neighborhood. They get very bored in their fifteen year old marriage, which is very dysfunctional. They want to thrill their marriage up and they are hiding very dark secrets to keep their marriage alive.
This is one cra ...more
Sly, witty, and brilliant!!
The tile, cover, and intriguing synopsis for this book made it sound too good to pass up- and it was!!
The premise is mostly original, as a husband and wife and their two children enjoy ,what appears on the surface, to be a nice normal, healthy, family life. However, this married couple, instead of engaging in a little role play to spice up their marriage- indulge in a little murder on the side instead.
The husband, who ne ...more
Be prepared to be shocked!😳
If only I could give you a broader glimpse of what this book is about. Unfortunately, nearly everything I’d want to share would end up being a spoiler! So friends…less is more!
Millicent and her husband are living the typical suburban life. Both work, while raising two children. And of course, trying to keep up with the Jones’. Nothing out of the ordinary, really.
However, their “extracurricular activities” are, oh… a bit different than you and me (at least I hope so ...more
My Lovely Wife is a f*ed up psychological thriller about a husband and wife’s extremely interesting fetish!
A couple married for 15 years takes up an unusual “hobby” to keep the spark alive. While their plan works to help their marriage, it can only work for so long before they are exposed. In order to keep having their secret “date nights,” they concoct an elaborate scheme resulting in a masterful game of cat and mouse.
My Lovely Wife is an ADDICTIVE and TWISTED read that held m ...more
I am a Dexter fan - both the books and the television show so this book filled a definite void for me. Man meets woman. Man and woman fall in love, get married and have kids. Happily ever after becomes routine and a bit mundane.
How do you liven things up and bring back the excitement and intensity of falling in love? Well you'll simply have to read the book to find out. I will tell you that ...more
MY LOVELY WIFE, my lovely knife, my lovely nightmare come true….aaaahhhh! You guys know how much I love a literary serial killer, but this is the first time I’ve read about TWO killers married to each other. You know, as in wedded bliss. Perfect harmony. Until death do they part. Get ready to be shocked. You are about to enter cray-cray town.
The lovely cover should be blasted with a lovely warning label: DO NOT START READING UNLESS YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO FINISH TONIGHT. It is paralyz ...more
Ok so when I got this book in the mail I literally jumped up and down while holding it to my chest....aaaaannnd I may have squealed just a little bit. My boyfriend thinks I'm a nutcase.
Samantha Downing's debut novel is de-friggin-licious.
Since the description for this story gives practically nothing away, I don't want to spoil the readers experience whatsoever with a detailed review.
The prose is precise and to the point, never once get ...more
There are three things you should know about Millicent.
1. She fills a room with her charisma and beauty
2. She's a perfectionist
3. She's a psycho
This book surprised me in the best way. I couldn't put it down. I was actually having a conversation with a friend the other day, and I remember saying "if you aren't gasping at every turn and you keep taking breaks, than why are you reading it?" I may hold my books to a fairly high standard, but why shouldn't I? There are way too many stories out the ...more
4.5, maybe 4.75 stars, rounded up!
If you're looking for a heartwarming love story, a tale of two people whose marriage is so full of love and devotion...find another book. This was one crazy, tension-filled, suspenseful book that had me shaking my head and wondering what would come next!
On the surface, they seem like the perfect family. He is a tennis pro at the local country club, she is a successful, high-end real estate agent. They have two teenage kids who play sports, do reasonably well in
I am in shock that this was a debut novel! Wow – Samatha Downing – I am very impressed!
This is a truly unforgettable story that will stay with me long after I have written this review. This book lived up to and, for me, surpassed the hype surrounding it. I won’t give any plot details as I think it’s best to go in blind. The narration was skillfully executed. The flow and pace were smooth, precise and consistent – kept me on my toes from start to finish. Th ...more
This story is demented and unbelievably ...more
Millicent and her husband are anything, but your normal couple. Their secrets are out of the normal realm (truly dark secrets). They may look like the perfect couple, but in this case, looks are deceiving, very deceiving!
They have been married for years and have two children. The family dynamics are off the charts with Millicent at the forefront running things her way. More like her way or the highway! You could call her a "controlling" wife. She se ...more
Spoiler time! Seriously, this is going to be long!
Where do ...more
But most of the books I've read have been mostly not my normal October read fest. *sad face*
So I needed something...….
And this one delivers!!!
It's told from the husband's point of view. How he met the lovely lady and they fell deeply in the lurrvvee. Then they realize that they share a ...more
Samantha Downing has constructed a highly addictive, deeply disturbing debut. This book was simply brilliant! Truly the next level of crazy! Mind blowing and mesmerizing, I could not put this book down! Such an absorbing read that will completely suck you in from that very first page! Oh how can a book that is so very wrong be so very right!?!?
This is the “love story” of a couple who has been married for 15 years... in order to spice things up in the relat ...more
Completely and Captivatingly Cray-Cray!!
To what lengths would you go to impress the one you love? Would you do the unthinkable just because you are so infatuated? Would you do it over and over again just for the thrill of it?
Good golly, I enjoyed this thriller. It isn’t the scary type compelling you to sleep with the lights on, or has you jumping at every little sound. No, this one gets inside your thought process begging you to workout scenarios in your head as to how all the lunacy wi ...more
What happens when two people fall in love, get married, have children, and then decide to spice up their life with a rather unusual extra-curricular activity? The body count rises. That's what happens.
This is a twisty little book so I'm not going to discuss the plot but I will say *THAT ENDING*, whoa! That ending was everything I was hoping for. Samantha ...more
I pretend I don't hear her, go straight to the door and shut it behind me, then continue until I am out of her building, down the block, and around the corner. It is only then that I stop and wonder how she figured it out. I must have slipped.
I cannot believe this is a debut! This was an insane ride. All you thriller loves, jump up and get this book because it's definitely one of the best this year.
Millicent and her husband (very clever of the author to never reveal his name) ha ...more
EDIT: FLOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAT FOR THIS BABY'S BERFDAY. MITCHELL GAVE THIS STABBY GOOD TIME TWO TUSKS UP!
“Did I marry a psychopath?”
Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . . .
Yeah, you didn’t stop me because you haven’t read anything like this before. The story here is of Millicent and her husband. She’s a real estate agent, he’s the local tennis pro. They live in a coveted neighborhood with their two teenaged children, Rory and Jenna. Oh ...more
Thrilling, mind-blowing & highly compulsive!
Oh my goodness this book definitely deserves my favourite wowza saying and I am absolutely thrilled to say that this is probably one of the best thrillers that I have recently read.
Holy Shooty Balls that was some awesome and impressive book!
MY LOVELY WIFE by SAMANTHA DOWNING is an engrossing, suspenseful, dark, twisted, and disturbing psychological thriller that was such an irresistible, fun an ...more
This book is a generous slice of crazy and I loved it. Our unnamed protagonist and his Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs wife shake off suburban boredom by murdering local women.
It gets crazier from there.
Ridiculously good, "unputdownable" thriller; go read this book!
I am going to try my hardest not to give anything away, just know you really need to read this. This is one of the most unique and well spun thriller plots I have come across and believe me I have read plenty. Don't t ...more
It entertained us, disturbed us, made us uncomfortable and had us questioning our own dark and twisted loving minds!
Married with children serial killer, a game of cat and mouse, ri ...more