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Publisher Description

You can never truly know what goes on behind closed doors…


My darling son, Sam, is marrying his childhood sweetheart and I couldn’t be prouder of the man he’s grown into. Walking out on his abusive father all those years ago was the best thing I ever did. And today he stands, tall and handsome, saying ‘I do’ to my dream daughter-in-law. If I hadn’t pushed them together all those years ago, he might never have found a girl as perfect as Lauren. It’s true what they say, mother always knows best.


But weeks later, Lauren is dead and police cars fill the driveway of their idyllic countryside home. As they question Sam, I sense he’s hiding something. Why won’t he look me in the eye? And who does he rush off to meet as soon as the police are gone?


Desperate, I do what every good mother would do: I let myself into Sam and Lauren’s bedroom. What I see, I will never be able to forget. My son’s beautiful new wife was hiding a dangerous secret. Can I clear my son’s name? And could my life be in danger now too?   


A completely gripping, utterly twisted thriller that will leave your jaw on the floor. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Wife Between Us and The Woman in the Window.


What readers are saying about The New Wife:

I LOVED it!… Had my mind going in a million directions trying to figure out what was going on. The twists and turns almost gave me whiplash!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Woooweeeee… My head was spinning… And that ending!!!!… Fantastic.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wow! What a rollercoaster ride this book was… Totally gripped from the beginning.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Another WINNER!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘An awesomely brilliant storyHad me on the edge until the very last page… Begs to be read in one sitting… Literally left me open mouthed!!!@RK_reads,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Unputdownable.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Awesome. I did not want to this down!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I loved this book Engaging and engrossing.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wow. You will be on the edge of your seat until the very last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘The very definition of a page-turner… You don’t even realise you are reading until you’ve lost three hours and are twenty pages from the end.’ Goodreads reviewer


More twists and turns than a rollercoaster.’ Goodreads reviewer


Knocked it out of the park with the twist!’ Goodreads reviewer


‘A gripping read Suspense right from the start until the last page! KDRBCK, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Pulls you in from the first page… You won’t be able to put this one down!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Kept me guessing until the endOh so good.Silver’s Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I binged it in one day@Ladybug_shirls, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An excellent thriller.’ @readingandwritingsentinel

Crime & Thrillers
19 November

Customer Reviews

Spam2702 ,

A spiralling twist and turn thriller

What better to listen to whilst tidying my garden for winter, than a twist and turn thriller. 😱 I’m surprised I didn’t cut back the wrong plants. I was so caught up in the revelations that continued to spiral throughout the story!

Georgie, the protagonist of The New Wife was a fun character. As the story progressed, she turned into a proper little Miss Marple, wanting to solve the crime all by herself. I realised I was talking to her often, as I wandered around the garden, and telling her what she should and shouldn’t be doing! 🤣

I found The New Wife slow to begin with as we were introduced to all the characters and their backgrounds, however, once we knew their relevance to the story it soon sped up and I was excited to see what the next twist would be and how it would fit into the story.

A quick read and listen if you’ve got a few hours to spare and fancy some surprises. I defy anyone to guess the ending. I certainly didn’t!

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture Audio for the opportunity to listen to and review an ARC of The New Wife by Sue Watson, read by Tamsin Kennard.

GriffyReads ,

Edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller!

‘The New Wife’ was such a fantastic mystery and it had me guessing until the end! I love all of Sue’s books and this one was no exception. What created a fabulous atmosphere was the location; the moors on Dartmoor. I imagined the scenes playing out within this sparse and baron backdrop, set amongst nature and not much else. I could picture this desolate house and the loneliness that might ensue.

I enjoyed the interactions and drama amongst the characters. I found Lauren’s family totally intriguing, and I loved some of the tensions that played out through dinner and visits. They certainly had me nail biting. As it was all told from Georgie’s perspective, I felt I got to know her character deeply and I liked being in her head. The actual writing style is like revisiting an old friend. Within moments, I’d slipped into the story, allowing the voice to carry me through the whole lot.

I can totally recommend ‘The New Wife.’ If you’re after an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller that won’t allow you to put it down, this is it. It quickly bites and it doesn’t let go!

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