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My Lovely Wife

By: Samantha Downing
Narrated by: David Pittu
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Publisher's summary

Instant number-one international best seller

USA Today best seller Edgar + ITW Thriller Award nominee for Best First Novel

“Think: Dexter but sexier.” (theSkimm)

“A dark and irresistible debut.” (People)

“Will shock even the savviest suspense readers.” (Real Simple)

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose 15-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.

©2019 Samantha Downing (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

Number-One Library Reads Pick!

Number-One Library Reads, IndieNext, and Amazon Best of the Month in Thriller

"The thriller we’re most excited to stay up with all night." (Entertainment Weekly)

"If you read one book this year, make it My Lovely Wife." (Betches)

“Wow! My Lovely Wife is a stunner - full of twists, well-drawn characters, and riveting suspense.” (Harlan Coben, number-one New York Times best-selling author)

“Clever. Manipulative. Dark. Disturbing. What more can you ask for?” (Jane Corry, national best-selling author of My Husband’s Wife)

Editorial Review

Just what is a beach read, anyway? As someone who’s lugged Moby-Dick in hardcover to the shore, I’m a firm believer that summer entertainment is whatever you damn well want it to be. But if you ARE looking for a quintessential beach listen, my pick is the bananas-in-the-best-way My Lovely Wife, narrated with just the right dark intensity by in-house fave David Pittu. —Kat J., Audible Editor