The Second Wife by Sheryl Browne – review.


She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.

Rebecca and Nicole swore to be best friends forever. But three years after they last met up, Rebecca receives a phone call from Nicole’s devoted husband, Richard. Nicole is dead, a tragic suicide. Drowned in a river close to her family home, Richard was the one who pulled her body from the water. Now he can’t even speak about what happened.

While Rebecca reels from the news, she reads her friend’s last letters to her and begins to wonder if she knew Nicole at all. What secrets was she keeping from all the people who knew and loved her?

As Rebecca gets closer and closer to Richard, things go too far and she begins to slip into Nicole’s old life – staying in her home, sleeping in her bed… But if she’s going to become the wife Nicole never was, can she keep herself safe?

My thoughts:

What can I say? Sheryl is the queen of prologues in my book.

WARNING: Don’t start this mind blowing psychological thriller unless you can submit to its lure (you have been warned)!

From the minute I started reading, I knew this book wouldn’t allow me to put it down easily and boy was I right about that. I feel as though it had superglued itself to my hands (whoops), as however hard I tried I couldn’t put it down!

Twisty, depraved, shocking and addictive – these are the first four words that come to mind when I think about this book. I am literally aghast and I’ll definitely be thinking this one over for a while!

Sheryl skilfully weaves in first wife, Nicole’s, last few months with Becky’s present, making every chapter a page turner. I loved the way the story went back and forth in time; the different periods were so distinct, there was no confusion at all.

If you love a psychological thriller that won’t allow you to put it down, this is the one for you. I love Sheryl’s previous books and I love this one – immensely. I can’t recommend it enough.

(Only 99p at time review was posted).

Thanks so much for reading. 💟💟💟
Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl.


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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3 Responses to The Second Wife by Sheryl Browne – review.

  1. sherylbrowne says:

    Reblogged this on Sheryl Browne and commented:
    “Twisty, depraved, shocking and addictive…” And that’s just me! 🤣 Couldn’t resist sharing this excellent review of The Second Wife. Thank you so much, Carla. I’m loving being the queen of prologues! 👍💖😍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sherylbrowne says:

    Thank you so much for an excellent review, Carla! I LOVE it. Going to have a little reblog, if that’s okay! You’re a star! 🙂 x


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