• £7.99

Publisher Description

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing, read by David Pittu.

Introducing the next generation of domestic thriller...

Every marriage has secrets. Everyone has flaws. Your wife isn't perfect - you know that - but then again nor are you.

But now a serial killer is on the loose in your small town, preying on young women. Fear is driving your well-behaved young daughter off the rails, and you find yourself in bed late at night, looking at the woman who lies asleep beside you.

Because you thought you knew the worst about her. The truth is you know nothing at all.


"The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night. Clever. Manipulative. Dark. Disturbing. What more can you ask for?"-Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

"An assured and deliciously engrossing debut. You'll surely devour My Lovely Wife, but it will linger long after you've reached the last page." Sarah Pinborough, Sunday Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

"You'll never look at your neighbors the same. I couldn't pull myself away from this story...Make sure you clear your schedule before you pick it up. Absolutely unputdownable." Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

"My Lovely Wife is a knockout. It's not just a novel about serial killers. It's family drama, about a marriage, about kids out of control, about infidelity, and about the news media; and it's also about the folks next door. It's an effortless page-turner." Publishers Weekly

"The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night" Jane Corry

David Pittu
hr min
March 26
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

Gkophc ,

My Lovely Wife

Great book and easy listening and engaging. Made my relaxing holiday by listening to this book. First book I’ve listened to and now a fan of audio books.

TJ_2018 ,

Build up to nothing

Feels like a book purely written to be a film.

Chapters of building up confusing, annoying and inconsistent characters lead to a fairly anticlimactic and emotionless finale. Was left with a bit of a lazy “then I woke up and it was all a dream” kind of feeling about the incredibly over-simplified ending. Also the final couple of pages are a little laughable, once again showing the lack of understanding in the characters.

Not terrible, but for me it was missing any real mystery or tension given the subject. Would have enjoyed it more if it had offered some dark-comedy in between the more serious moments, but unfortunately that too was lacking.

page of book ,

My lovely wifeght

This book is a load of rubbish, it should never being realised for sale. Don’t wast your money on this so-called book. It has me feeling I cannot trust this rating system and I should buy my audiobooks from elsewhere. Avery disappointed reader.

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