Sunday, May 23, 2021

Book Review: The Next Wife

Author: Kaira Rouda

Title: The Next Wife

Publisher: Thomas and Mercer

Publish Date: May 1, 2021

Buy: Amazon

Book Blurb: 

There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.

Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age. Ambitious. She’s cultivated a friendship with Ashlyn. Tish believes she’s won.

She’s wrong.

Tish Nelson has it all. Youth, influence, a life of luxury, and a new husband. But the truth is, there’s a lot of baggage. Namely, his first wife—and suspicions of his infidelity. After all, that’s how she got John. Maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway, far from his vindictive ex. If Kate plans on getting John back, Tish is one step ahead of her.

She thinks.

But what happens next is something neither Kate nor Tish saw coming. As best-laid plans come undone, there’s no telling what a woman will do in the name of love—and revenge.

Review: This is really the first book I've really gotten into this year. I've struggled with books for some reason, but when I started this one, it really pulled me in and I'm not a 100% sure why.

The plot is so similar to at least 30 others I've read or want to read. The 2nd wife and the 1st battling it out. A husband that ends up dead. Yada yada yada.

The plot isn't very inspired, but it works because the level of crazy each of the main characters has is stellar.

You instantly know that Tish isn't all there, but as things unravel and you learn about John and about Kate and Ashlyn, you definitely see the crazy coming out on all ends, and I think that's what excited me the most about this story. All the characters were loose cannons and you didn't know what to expect from them.

Who was trying to kill who and why?

Who really was the smart one?

Or in this case the smarter one?

I loved all the twists and turns of the story and how all the evil unfolds proving that no one really is as they seem.

Rating: 5 flowers

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