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My Lovely Wife

Narrated by: David Pittu
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Lovely Wife, by Samantha Downing

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.

©2019 Samantha Downing (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"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, best-selling 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 best-selling 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, best-selling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish)

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This book is terrible.

I hate this book so much that it actually puts me in a bad mood. Waiting for something to happen and nothing ever does. it's predictable and boring.

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Couldn’t stand it

The narrator was unbearable especially with female voices. I listened hoping it would get better but it was really bad so I returned it. It showed 4.6 stars but after purchasing it, I only came across bad reviews.

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My Lovely Wife

A very slow monotonous story only saved by the double twist. The reader’s voice wasn’t very expressive.

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Ok

Ok story, i think the narrator should not bother trying to do voices... especially female. It ruined it a bit for me.

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Long and boring

This was overall a boring and long drawn out story. Only became interesting in the last 4 chapters.
Narrator was irritating at times.

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A bit different

this book was a bit different to others but I really enjoyed it. Found the narration a bit boring and one dimensional

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Great book

I read a spoiler review at the beginning so it got a little ruined for me but it was an excellent book!

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Gripping to the end.

I loved this story. Twists & turns all the way.
Very entertaining, wanted to listen all in the one sitting.

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My scary wife

I loved this book. Beautifully read by David potty. The story is terrific. Wicked and scary at times. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Sharplady
  • 22-04-2019

Gripping

It's a love story, it's a murder-mystery, it's beautifully written and utterly (horribly!) believable. I loved it!

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  • Carol
  • 01-04-2019

Great narration - ridiculous story

I didn't realise that I was still listening to this drivel because the narrator's voice is so great and his reading style so professional. Shame he was narrating such nonsense.

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  • Heidi
  • 10-04-2019

Ridiculous....

I had to listen to the whole book just to see if at any point it would become plausible. In my library of over 80 audiobooks, this is without a doubt the worst. Totally stupid plot, awful narration, so unbelievably that I laughed out loud at times!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2019

Fabulously gripping!

Loved this book, listened to the entire thing in 2 or 3 days! Very enticing story line with twists and turns, highly recommend.

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  • ITman16
  • 15-05-2019

WOW what a book!

It kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page to the last! The twist and turns in the story and excellent!

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  • Julie R.
  • 15-05-2019

Awful - what a dislikeable couple

Plot line full of holes and main character unbelievably dense! The American setting was also annoying.

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  • Christine
  • 12-05-2019

Absolute original

This book was so good, it inspired me to write a rare review. Its not often that a totally original story comes along. The characters were beautifully crafted and there were plenty of twists and turns. I couldn't stop listening and finished it in 3 days!

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  • weebev
  • 08-05-2019

good book

It's a good story, unfortunately I found the narrators voice irritating especially when doing other voices within the story wife, daughter and son

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-2019

well worth a read

really enjoyed this book, very descriptive with a great storyline would definitely recommend, listened through audible

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  • V Nerd (Kermit), Reviews by Audio Killed the Bookmark
  • 15-04-2019

Grab it Grab it Grab it!

If you haven't got your hands on this one yet, it should be bumped up your TBR list ASAP!

A great dose of thriller, with a sprinkle of chiller, topped off with a blood red cherry on the top!

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