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One of the most highly anticipated must reads of 2019 and you don’t want to miss it! This was a top pick for us Traveling Sisters!!

We read My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing in two of our reading groups and this one left us all cheering with excitement after finishing this one. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we did. If you haven’t read it its one we highly recommend not to miss out on as it is just that fantastic.

Brenda’s Review

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, rich in twists and an ending that will leave you wanting to talk about it.

My Lovely Wife grabbed my attention right from the start and I raced through it as fast as I could. I wasn’t alone here! It was a fast page turner for us that kept a few of us up reading late into the night with the best book hangovers ever. It was one of the fastest group reads with one of the longest discussions we have had!

Now that ending left us speechless but not for long. We had a lot to talk about with that ending. We all highly recommend!

Norma’s review

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.

MY LOVELY WIFE by SAMANTHA DOWNING is an engrossing, suspenseful, dark, twisted, and disturbing psychological thriller that was such an irresistible, fun and thrilling book to read. I was immediately sucked in and devoured every single page of this wickedly entertaining book. It was absolutely impossible to put down. Once I started reading this book I was hooked and so absorbed in this storyline that it wasn’t an easy task to pull me away. 

SAMANTHA DOWNING delivers quite the impressive debut here that was such a clever, intriguing, tension-filled and well-written read. This was a highly anticipated read for me and one that I absolutely loved!! I am so excited to say that this book quickly went it into my favourite reads shelf.

Thank you so much to Elisha at Berkley Publishing and Samantha Downing for our copies to read and review!

Lindsay’s review

Thrilling, edgy and addictive!

I am still 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. The characters were distinct and exceptional.   The plot was brilliantly unique and scandalous. What more can I say? Get your hands on a copy of this book.

From Heidi’s review

Wow – what a hell of a ride this book was! It was also so much fun to read. Which makes me a little bit concerned about my own sanity, seeing how there were some pretty dark themes at play here: murder, torture, sexual predators, lies and infidelity. But, oh so very entertaining! By far one of the more original books I have read in a long time, and one that I can highly recommend to all lovers of the genre! A great binge read – lock your doors, make sure you are stocked up on food and bevies and just enjoy the ride.

From Mary Beth’s review

Before you open up this book make sure you have no plans for the day. Don’t answer the telephone, and don’t answer the door, because all you will want to do is to read this book. I am serious. At least that is how I thought. I did not want it to end. I raced through this book and read it in a day in a half. 

I loved the ending. Right when I thought I had figured this one out, a big twist comes along that wasn’t expected at all and it left me speechless. It was a big surprise. This one kept me on the edge of my seat. It is not a predictable read and I thought it was mind blowing and AMAZING!

Traveling Sister read and Traveling Friend IG read

Have you read this one? Did you love it? Are you adding it to your TBR list or running out to get it today? Drop us comment! We would love to hear from you!

19 thoughts on “My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing @smariedowning @BerkleyPub

  1. gwennym says:

    sounds like I better run out and get it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Yes!!! I hope you enjoy it!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. carhicks says:

    Wowza is right. Amazing reviews that I need to listen to. I have this one to read on my kindle, so I guess it is time to get to it. Your descriptions grabbed me right away, but I am not sure about a twisty psychological thriller that is fun. I guess I shall see.


    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Carla! I hope you find it a fun one and enjoy it!

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Great reviews, ladies! I enjoyed this dark and edgy new thriller too. 💕

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Darinda! I am so glad you enjoyed this one too!

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Great reviews 😊 I’ve started to hear more and more about this one, so excited to read it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Hope you love it!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Diana says:

    I love all the enthusiasm. I am reading this one next week. Can’t wait to get started. Great reviews.


    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Diana! I hope you love it!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Jules_Writes says:

    I’m super excited about this one 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      I hope it’s a fun and entertaining one for you!

      Liked by 2 people

  7. bibliobeth says:

    Fantastic reviews girls! I’ve heard so many great things about this book I really have to pick it up now. 🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Beth! I think you have to pick it up too! If you do I hope you love it!

      Liked by 2 people

    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks! Hope you love it!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Norrie says:

    Oh you guys!! This sounds wonderfully dark and disturbing. Right up my alley 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      It’s so good! Hope you get a chance to read it Norrie!

      Liked by 1 person

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