The Wife Who Knew Too Much

“I’m writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death. This is hard to admit, even to myself, let alone to the world. My husband is planning to kill me. For obvious reason. He’s in love with someone else. And he wants my money.”

Thank you St Martin’s Press for gifting me a copy of Michele Campbell’s newest novel, THE WIFE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH.

“Tabitha Girard had her heartbroken years ago by Connor Ford. He was preppy and handsome. She was a pool girl at his country club. Their affair should have been a summer fling. But it meant everything to Tabitha.

Years later, Connor comes back into Tabitha’s life—older, richer, and desperately unhappy. He married for money, a wealthy, neurotic, controlling woman whom he never loved. He has always loved Tabitha.

When Connor’s wife Nina takes her own life, he’s free. He can finally be with Tabitha. Nina’s home, Windswept, can be theirs. It seems to be a perfect ending to a fairy tale romance that began so many years ago. But then, Tabitha finds a diary. “I’m writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death,” it begins. “If I die unexpectedly, it was foul play, and Connor was behind it. Connor—and her.”

Who is Connor Ford? Why did he marry Nina? Is Tabitha his true love, or a convenient affair? As the police investigate Nina’s death, is she a convenient suspect?

As Tabitha is drawn deeper into the dark glamour of a life she is ill-prepared for, it becomes clear to her that what a wife knows can kill her.”

If you are looking for a thriller that keeps you guessing up until the very end, then this is the book for you! The chapters were short enough that I kept telling myself ‘just one more chapter’ and then I would read for another hour. I was positive that I had figured out what was going on and then I realized just how wrong I was.

I will say, if you are going into this book hoping to find a likable or relatable character, then you will be disappointed. I did not care for any of the characters that Campbell created, each one of them had a frustrating or obnoxious characteristic that I couldn’t get past. However, I did not let that deter me from reading the book or enjoying the storyline. I respect the author immensely for not making the characters all likable as it allows the reader to question all of their motives.

I highly recommend this to someone who is searching for a perfect summer thriller to read by the pool, in the backyard, or on the beach. THE WIFE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH features wealth, mystery, lies, betrayal, death, and lots of heart-racing moments. I encourage you to add this book to your reading list!

Thank you to Michele Campbell and St. Martin’s Press for gifting me a copy of this book to read and review.

THE WIFE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH will be published on June 9, 2020, and is available to be ordered from your local bookstore!

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