The Senator's Wife
A D.C. philanthropist suspects that her seemingly perfect employee is secretly plotting to steal her husband, her reputation—even her life—in this seductive novel of psychological suspense from the internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish.
“A deadly cocktail of medical mystery, family drama, and psychological suspense.”—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network
In this town, anyone is replaceable. . . .
After a tragic chain of events led to the deaths of their spouses two years ago, D.C. philanthropist Sloane Chase and Senator Whit Montgomery are finally starting to move on. The horrifying ordeal drew them together, and now they’re ready to settle down again—with each other.
As Sloane returns to the world of White House dinners and political small talk, this time with her new husband, she’s also preparing for an upcoming hip replacement—the latest reminder of the lupus she’s managed since her twenties. With their hectic schedules, they decide that hiring a home health aide will give Sloane the support and independence she needs postsurgery. And they find the perfect fit in Athena Karras.
Seemingly a godsend, Athena tends to Sloane and even helps her run her charitable foundation. But Sloane slowly begins to deteriorate—a complication, Athena explains, of Sloane’s lupus. As weeks go by, Sloane becomes sicker, and her uncertainty quickly turns to paranoia as she begins to suspect the worst. Why is Athena asking her so many probing questions about her foundation—as well as about her past? And could Sloane be imagining the sultry looks between Athena and her new husband?
Riveting, fast-paced, and full of unbelievable twists, The Senator’s Wife is a psychological thriller that upends the private lives of those who walk the halls of power. Because when you have it all, you have everything to lose.
Brainy, beautiful Washington, D.C., philanthropist Sloane Chase Montgomery, the protagonist of this deviously plotted if character-challenged psychological thriller from the pseudonymous Constantine (The Stranger in the Mirror), looks to be leading a charmed life following a tragedy. Just two years after the murder of her first husband, Robert Chase, she has embraced a second chance at happily ever after with Robert's best friend and Senate colleague, Whit Montgomery. But the honeymoon may soon be over. The first signs of trouble are the brazen moves on her husband that Sloane witnesses by D.C. power broker Madelyn Sawyer, advances Whit explains he has to rebuff gently so as not to jeopardize Madelyn's husband's campaign contributions. Then, following Sloane's scheduled hip replacement surgery and subsequent lupus flare-up, the home health aide Whit hires to supervise her care, stunning Athena Karras, appears to have a hidden agenda. Physically deteriorating and increasingly isolated from concerned family and friends, the sympathetic Sloane fights to figure out what's happening to her. This perfect storm of perfidy swirls to a shocking climax, though readers should be prepared for some cartoonish villains. Constantine reliably delivers what her fans expect.
The Senator’s Wife
Wonderful book. Had me fooled.
Atrocious dialogue, totally unreal. Slow to the point of mind numbing. Repetitive to fill pages. The plot, unimaginative. I encourage all serious readers to take a hard pass on this trite effort. It was a psychological thriller with no thrills.