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The Wife Who Knew Too Much

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  5,695 ratings  ·  1,497 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 b
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 28th 2020 by St. Martin's Press
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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 what’s 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 thro
The Wife Who Knew Too Much starts with ultra wealthy Nina writing a letter saying that if she is found dead, that it was her husband who killed her. Connor is about twenty years younger than Nina, they've only been married a couple of years, their courtship could be measured in weeks/months, and yes, he was dazzled by her wealth and once he got to experience it, he didn't want to give it up. But, did he kill her?

Tabitha had a summer romance with Connor when she was seventeen and he was nineteen,
Please. Everyone STOP trying to be Gone Girl. Gone Girl is Gone. It was great, I get it. But Y’all gonna make this genre gone if ya’ll don’t stop. Be gone with that mess. GONE, girl.

Shortest Summary Ever: Tabitha Girard remembers that summer when she was 17 and completely in love with Connor Ford - handsome, rich, and all hers. For a summer. Now she’s in her 30’s, waitressing and handsome Connor is sitting here. The one who got away. In her restaurant. But he’s married to Nina, a mega-wealthy, p
Jan 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-read
The Wife Who Knew Too Much was one of my most highly anticipated Mystery/Thrillers of 2020.

I have enjoyed previous works from Michele Campbell and was definitely hoping this would offer up the same level of high-intensity drama.

Unfortunately for me, I was disappointed. It hurts me to write this, but it's true.

Please don't take this as meaning this is a bad story, however. It's not.

It's a good book, it just didn't quite live up to my expectations.

That tense drama I usually enjoy from Campbell wa
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
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, he’s marrie
WOW... This book was a wild ride and I did not want to put it down.

This is a thriller. The main person we follow in this book is Tabitha. In this book we are trying to figure out who killed a very rich woman named Nina. Nina was married to Connor who is Tabitha new husband when she was killed. I am not going to say anything else about the plot, so I do not give anything away. The twist and turn kept me on the edged of my sit. I really did not guess any of them, but I guess part of one. Wow... M
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 posit
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 Stars

"These things that are pleasing you will hurt you somehow."

This beings with a poor girl meeting a rich boy and falling in love. Poor girl meets same rich boy many years later and falls in love.... but will they live happily ever after? Not when there is a bump in the road and that bump is his wife who is twenty years older than him and incredibly wealthy.

Tabitha (Tabby/Tabby Cat) is that poor rich girl who meets Connor the rich young man at a country club. They fall in love, but his
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thirteen years ago, aged 17, Tabitha fell in love with Connor Ford. However, both their families are against the relationship and so it ends. In the present day, Tabitha is waitressing when Connor enters her life again but there’s just one problem - he’s married to mega rich Nina Levitt and locked into a prenup. Will Tabby allow Connor to sweep her off her feet again? What about the wife? Is it a happy ever after for the initially doomed pair? Well, this is Michele Campbell so you know it’s not ...more
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 she’d 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,
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Well, it really pains me to rate this one so low. Especially after reading and loving A Stranger on the Beach and thinking now, that's how you write a suspenseful page-turner. So what happened here, is it me? Do I have higher expectations than I did before, or did Michele Campbell miss the mark completely here developing these characters and giving them depth beyond the excepted gender roles of men and women? Honesty, I only finished it to see how Michele Campbell performed those stereotyped gen ...more
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: Nina's Diary - July 4

I am writing this to raise the alarm in the event of my untimely death. This is hard to admit, even to myself, let alone to the world. My husband is planning to kill me. For obvious reasons. He's in love with someone else. And he wants my money.

ABOUT 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
Theresa Alan
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars rounded up.

If you’re looking for an extremely suspenseful, nonstop-tense novel, this is what you’re looking for.

A very rich woman, Nina, is certain her younger husband, Connor, wants to kill her. The prenup is ironclad—if she leaves him, he gets millions, but if he cheats on her, he gets nothing. Nina has evidence he’s been having affair.

Tabitha fell in love with Connor when they were just teenagers. He was part of a wealthy family, she was the country club help. Years later, because
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dining-room-1
I am a huge Michele Campbell fan! Her thrillers are perfect for summer, usually having some beachy, summery elements, and look at this cover! The Wife Who Knew Too Much is a gripping, dark, and consuming thriller! It kept me up late and on the edge of my seat.

This one now publishes July 28, 2020, and I’ll post my full review closer to pub.

I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog: and instagram: www.instagram
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
So far I’ve read four book by Michele Campbell and I swear they just keep getting better with each one. I wasn’t a huge fan of It’s Always the Husband but still found her writing somewhat addicting so I’m glad I’ve continued to come back with each new release.

The Wife Who Knew Too Much is Michele Campbell’s latest thriller that starts the reader off with a diary entry of the current Mrs. Connor Ford who is a famous celebrity. Nina seems to think that her husband is out to kill her and had writte
There's no getting around it: this book was a disappointment. I feel bad saying that because recently it seems like I say that about over half of the books that I review, but it's true so I can't not say it. I don't know if it's just that the books I've been reading lately are extraordinarily unextraordinary or if I'm just one picky motherfucker. Probably a little bit of both tbh.

On the surface, The Wife Who Knew Too Much had so many of the things that I'd always wanted in a book but never knew
Jessica | JustReadingJess
The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell is an excellent thriller. I didn’t know what to believe until the end. There are so many lies in this book. I highly recommend The Wife Who Knew Too Much to domestic thriller fans.

I listened to the audiobook and thought Dylan Moore did an excellent job.

Full review:
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
This is the third book I’ve read by author Michele Campbell and the second one that I’ve disliked strongly enough to give it only 2 stars (and still feel like I’m being too generous).

Last year, when I read Campbell’s A Stranger on the Beach , the two biggest issues I had with the book were the badly executed story line as well as the frustratingly cliched and unrealistically written characters. In my review of that book, I remember writing how much I loathed the characters (especially the ma
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Curiosity....and all that.

Gonna get 'cha in a lotta trouble.

The Wife Who Knew Too Much plays out with the inner nudge of a female persuasion to always draw aside the curtain. We all seem programmed to not let sleeping dogs lie. Why do we poke at something relentlessly until it sinks its teeth into us?

Tabitha Girard leans against the wall of The Grill for a moment's reprieve from a heavy night of waitressing. Her shift is almost over, but her feet just want to find the door. That's what she has l
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 ba
Nov 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, fiction, thriller
3 stars

The Wife Who Knew Too Much is my first read by this author. Before starting to read it, I was so excited but then the further I went the more frustrated I became! I was expecting so much more. I guessed right who was the killer from the beginning and the ending was a bit rushed. Told in dual POV, both in 1st and 3rd person, it’s a standalone novel. Overall, it was an OK read and hope you enjoy it more than me!
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss-2020, 2020
3.75 Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness Stars

This thriller is just that, a thrill-a-minute one that I read in about two sittings. I just kept flipping pages starting with the wonderful diary entry from Nina that sets everything up. This one made me glad that I am not a widow with a huge fortune and cautious about every man who befriends me. Does he really love me, or does he just want my money?

Part of the book covers the summer romance of Tabitha, a worker at the local club, and Connor, a member of the
Jul 28, 2020 rated it liked it
The Wife Who Knew Too Much is a story full of secrets and lies. Tabitha is surprised when her ex-boyfriend Connor walks into the restaurant where she works years after their devastating breakup. He’s married to wealthy and well-known Nina Levitt but very unhappy. Tabitha and Connor quietly rekindle their relationship and following a 4th of July party, Nina is found dead.

Tabitha and Connor are free to be together but an investigation into Nina’s death, initially believed to be a suicide, adds te
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
May 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for an egalley in exchange for an honest review

An old flame returns and renews hope in a woman that has never forgotten him.... a husband wishes to escape his controlling wife.... and the wife? Well, she warns anyone reading her diary.... if she dies, it was her husband who killed her.

Michele Campbell certainly keeps her readers guessing and I continued to turn the pages looking for answers. As the chapters alternated between Tabitha Girard and Nin
Yikes. I'm going to keep this brief because there are a plethora of wonderful reviews (by book friends I trust) who really enjoyed this book. Plenty of 4 and 5 stars! I just found this book to be kind of laughable at times. The best way I could describe it is a bad soap opera. Way over the top plot points, very frustrating and annoying characters (also highly unlikeable, but that isn't always a bad thing) and way too much going on. Tabitha has to be one of my least favorite characters...of all t ...more
Julie (JuJu)
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
An entertaining thriller that deals with first loves and extravagant new lifestyles that are intoxicatingly dangerous!

”When you run with the wolves, don’t trip.

This book wasted no time grabbing my attention! A diary notation, written by a wife who is convinced her husband wants to kill her, for her money.

”People said I was a gold-digger.”

Nina is one of the wealthiest women in New York. It wasn’t that way until she married her super rich and much older husband, Edward and she inhe
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley

Connor was Tabitha's first love but they went their separate ways and lost touch with each other.Years later, Tabitha comes across Connor in a local bar and their old romance is rekindled. There is just one problem ... Connor is now married to a wealthy older woman and an affair could cause him to lose everything.

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell is a twisty psychological thriller .It is a well written book which I found even more interesting due to the unlikable characters and a
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, "I’m writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death. “If I die unexpectedly, it was foul play, and Connor
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
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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 IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND. Since then, she has spen

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