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The Wife Who Knew Too Much

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  250 ratings  ·  194 reviews
From Michele Campbell, the bestselling author of It's Always the Husband comes a new blockbuster thriller in The Wife Who Knew Too Much.

Tabitha Girard had her heart broken years ago by Connor Ford. He was preppy and handsome. She was a pool girl at his country club. Their affair should have been a summer fling. But it meant everything to Tabitha.

Years later, Connor comes
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2020 by St. Martin's Press
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Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was a huge fan of A Stranger on the Beach so I was SO excited to be approved for an ARC of The Wife Who Knew Too Much.

This one gripped me from the first page; I was immediately sucked into Nina's diary entry. I was equally absorbed by Tabitha and Conner's story, fascinated by the way their outrageous and shitty choices had domino effect after domino effect on other people.

Then the twists began and things became really interesting!

Thank you to Michelle Campbell, St. Martin's Press and
Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is one of my records finishing a book in five freaking hours because I wanted to know whats gonna happen next and I was over excited!!!!

I got emails or comments asking me out of the curiosity how I can read so many books in such a short time.

Well, I have three answers for that: Using same fast reading technique since I was a nerd college student who preferred beers and cheap tequila over great wine selections (nerdy moron), practice makes it perfect and if I get a fast pacing, heart
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, buddy-read
A twisty story of love, second chances and oh yes, a hefty dose of betrayal!

Tabitha fell in love with Connor when she was just a teen. Young love, first love. Burning deeply. And poor Tabitha never quite got over it. So years later when Connor comes waltzing into the diner where she works, she feels that love-light still shining brightly. Can she recapture that passion she had? Can her dreams still come true? Well, there is one small problem.... Connor is married! Oops! In fact, hes married
Michele Campbell's latest in my hands!?

Thank you so much for my ARC, St. Martin's Press! I really appreciate it!


New Michelle Campbell in 2020!?!?

I haven't even read the synopsis and I want it immediately!!!

Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
4 stars for the story + 2 stars for the writing and dialogue = 3 stars overall

The Wife Who Knew Too Much is a quick, fast paced, easy read with a very decent plot. Unfortunately, that's cancelled out by the not-so-great writing and dialogue. The conclusion was also disappointing and easy to anticipate.

And Tabitha...poor Tabby might be one of the dumbest characters I've had the misfortune to read about for awhile.

I'm definitely an outlier here, so be sure to read the many positive reviews to
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have a thing for great book covers, and I loved this one, so that was a big check mark right off the bat for me. I wasn't a huge fan of Campbell's previous book, A Stranger on the Beach, but I had read several glowing reviews of The Wife Who Knew Too Much, so I had higher expectations going into this one.

I was hooked from page one with the diary excerpt of Nina Levitt, "Im writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death. If I die unexpectedly, it was foul play, and Connor
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
"I'm writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death. This is hard to admit, even to myself. For obvious reasons. He's in love with someone else. And he wants my money."

How can you not be drawn in with an opening like that?!?! From the very first page it pulled me in reading Nina's diary entry and making me want to know more. The lavish lifestyle of the rich made Nina's new husband want it all ... including what he was not suppose to have ... Tabitha, a summer love from years
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars for The Wife Who Knew Too Much , by Michele Campbell .

This started off quite interesting but quickly became more of a romance novel with a fairly weak storyline for me. I lost interest early into the book. I could not emphasise with the characters at all

Just not my style of book, but thanks to NetGalley, St. Martin's Press and the Author for an early copy in exchange for my review
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Sometimes you read a thriller and you know what is going to happen before it happens. Then you sometimes you read a thriller that knocks your socks off. You never see what's in front of you. The Wife Who Know To Much was one of those. I was so surprised by the ending. I did not see it coming. I was wrong the whole time.
I gave this book 4 stars and I can't recommend it enough.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views
Susanne  Strong
3.75 Stars

Twisty, Turny and just plain Outrageous!

When Tabitha lost Connor, her first love, when she was a teenager, she never imagined that shed get him back. The day that Connor Ford waltzed back into her life, everything changed. Tabitha is a down on her luck waitress. Connor is an uber successful businessman who is married to Nina, a very wealthy older woman. An older woman who is positive that she is going to be murdered by her husband for her money. Nina, you see, kept a diary and in it,
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
The Wife Who Knew Too Much was a solid 4 stars. A mystery/thriller, the book centers around main character Tabitha-a woman barely scraping by in life. Life greatly changes for Tabitha when Connor-a rich and handsome man with whom she had a past with, walks back into her life. Conner, who has always loved Tabitha, is unhappily married to an ultra rich woman (Nina) and it is her that controls their vast fortune. When Nina ends of dead (ruled a suicide), it seems that Conner and Tabitha can finally ...more
Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
Sure, you could get married. Or you could enter in a sinister pact with a murderer who probably murdered his past wife and might murder you, too.

Or you could choose option C: Stay single.
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Love her books!!! Cant wait ❤❤❤❤❤ ...more
Linda Strong

Connor Ford and Tabitha Girard were teenage sweethearts for a not-forgotten summer. Years later he walks back into her life and they seem to take up where they left off.

The only problem is that Connor is married to a very wealthy woman; a woman who is manipulative and because of an iron clad prenuptial, won't hesitate to throw him out without a penny if she finds him cheating.

Things change drastically when his wife commits suicide, leaving him with a free path to being with Tabitha. You know the
Mar 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley, 2020
This had me hooked within the first few pages with Nina's diary entry. After that, it got less interesting. I didn't get the whole love between Tabitha and Conner, especially that it would have lasted all that time. Conner was only ever after two things: sex and money. Tabitha's character was ridiculous. She was naïve, her choices were ridiculous, and well, I just didn't like her. Actually, I didn't like any of the characters and I'm not one that has to like the characters in order to like the ...more
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-netgalley
Does young love ever end well? Tabitha is spending her summer waitressing and Connor is one of the people she serves. They are happy and in love until Connor's wealthy grandmother forbids him from seeing this girl from the wrong side of town. Sounds like just another summer romance bit the dust, but I wonder what these crazy kids are up to now?
Life hasn't been especially kind to Tabitha. She is a waitress and hasn't gone far from where she started. A failed marriage behind her, and not much to
Laura Rash
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This one keeps you guessing until the last minute and most likely your guesses will be wrong. A few times I caught myself thinking I had it all figured out and nope, wrong again! Thanks to the publisher for this early copy for review.
Sherri Thacker
This is my 3rd book by Michele Campbell and holy cow, youve got to pay close attention so you dont get lost (or at least I did). I found myself getting a bit confused but I kept pushing onwards. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this early release in exchange for my honest review. ...more
Judy Collins
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Everything Michele Campbell writes is gold! I had to laugh when I finished, I watched the latest episode of Will and Grace and a similar Dirty John twist with Karen. A full 5-star glowing review coming. Top Books of 2020! A must-read. Was glued to every page.
Donna Hines
It all reminds me of one thing: "Summer lovin' had me a blast [Sandy] Summer lovin' happened so fast [Danny] I met a girl crazy for me [Sandy] Met a boy cute as can be [Both] Summer days driftin' away, to uh-oh those summer nights.."
My word what the hell is going on with this group of on again off again romances..
It all starts with what was to be a summer fling with a country club pool gal and a stud until Mr. Handsome became Mr. Rich and now he's on the receiving end of gossip.
It turns out his
Taylor Knight
This book has given me so many different feelings. I feel so conflicted about a few aspects of the plot but overall, it's a pretty great read.
I wasn't a fan of the main character, Tabitha from the beginning. I disliked her the entire book and is probably one of the dumbest main characters I've ever read about. That being said, I doubt the entire plot would have been even remotely possible if the main character wasn't so gullible and dumb. It was often tedious to read from Tabitha's perspective
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tabitha is reunited with her high school boyfriend, Connor, the one who got away. When they marry, she feels like her fairy tale has come true . . . until she reads the mysterious diary entry of Connors dead wife, who claims that an unnamed woman was out to get her. Soon Tabithas world comes crashing down as she tries to determine who she can actually trust.

Ive read and enjoyed all of Michele Campbells books and find her to be a consistently excellent writer who takes on a wide variety of
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a binge book! It's a fast paced binge worthy book. I started it last night thinking I'll just read for a bit then go to sleep 4 hours later I I finished it! The beginning of the book hooked me and I had to know what happened. The beginning starts out with a diary entry of Nina basically putting it out there that if she died unexpectedly that her husband was to blame. Then, the next morning she was found drowned.
The story follows Tabitha and has some flashbacks and chapters from Nina.
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it
This book started out like gangbusters...slowed to a waltz...and then just petered out. Blah to the ending. Disappointing to say the least.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley and Michele Campbell for the ARC. I loved this roller coaster! The characters were spot on, I never suspected the twists and turns. The only thing from being a 5 star read is who died at the end and I totally get it that it had to happen this way but I was still hoping that person somehow got out alive.
Roma Sharma
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Warning: do not start this book with the intention of just reading a few pages and going to bed. You wont be able to. This book is so engrossing and yet so easy to read that you get sucked in. You just keep turning page after page after page till you are the end and it is way way past the time you intended to sleep.
Now about the book. In the beginning it is clear that while people think Nina married for money that was not the case. However why she stayed in a marriage with a man like Edward is
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was one of those twisty thrillers that I really enjoy! Tabitha is working as a waitress when her old flame, Connor walks into the restaurant and suddenly she is smitten again. But Connor's life is complicated; he's married to an older, very wealthy woman whose prenup states he'll get nothing if he cheats or initiates a divorce. However, he'll get millions if SHE initiates it. So we see the dilemma from the beginning. Connor tells Tabitha he's still in love with her but can't be free ...more
Cathi - LovesBooksMore
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Campbell did it again...making me guess til the end.
I dont want a thriller to just be thrilling- I want it to shock me and have a good twist or two in there and thats exactly what she brings.
Rich woman meets young playboy and falls for him. They marry and she mysteriously dies. Prenup says he gains nothing if found having an affair or involved in her death.
What happens when hunky young husband has not only an affair but looks suspicious in her death? And a quick new marriage is revealed?
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Michele Campbell has the ability to pull her readers in from the very first sentence. She definitely does so with this novel. It is filled with suspense and intrigue. With each character development, you keep thinking you know exactly what is going on, but you probably don't. I enjoyed this book. I liked it better than A Stranger on the Beach.
I received an advance copy for review. All opinions are my own.
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I was so excited to see the email inviting me to read this most anticipated novel. I could not believe my luck.
Boy was I right, what a wonderful read. I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.
I had a difficult time putting this beauty down.
Very well written, great characters which you loved and questioned their motives.
Lots of twists and turns, with an ending I did not see coming.
I love Michele Campbell novels and will continue to read anything she writes.
Thank you Netgalley, St
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Michele Campbell is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School and a former federal prosecutor in New York City who specialized in international narcotics and gang cases.

A while back, she said goodbye to her big-city legal career and moved with her husband and two children to an idyllic New England college town a lot like Belle River in ITS ALWAYS THE HUSBAND. Since then, she has spent

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