Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The Second Wife by Sheryl Browne - Blog Tour

Thank you to Bookouture via NetGalley for a digital copy of The Second Wife to read and review for this blog tour.

About The Book

She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.

Rebecca only wanted to help out – to be kind. Richard seemed so alone after his wife, Nicole, died, and Rebecca wanted to make sure he knew he had someone to rely on.

But now she’s in Nicole’s immaculate house. Drinking from her favourite crystal wine glass. Keeping shoes in her orderly closet. Comforting her sweet and grieving step-daughter. It feels like Rebecca is living another woman’s life.

And as she gets to know the neighbours, Rebecca hears stories that make her wonder: was free-spirited Nicole happy in this perfect life, or did she feel trapped? Did she feel, as Rebecca is beginning to, that something wasn’t quite right?

The book everyone’s talking about! If you loved The Girl on the TrainThe Wife Between Us and The Girl Before, you’ll be totally gripped and unable to put down this twisty page-turning psychological thriller.

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About The Author
Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction.  A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights…” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath. 

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My Review

I really enjoyed this book, it might just be my favourite read by Sheryl so far. The Second Wife is a story of love, loss and mystery. The prologue had me gripped and was such a good introduction to the way the story was going to go.
Why did Nicole, who seemed on face value to have the perfect life, commit suicide. Her best friend, Rebecca, feels it is her job to find out. Rebecca is struggling to come to terms with her friends passing and wants to know what went wrong in Nicole's life. For me, Rebecca was my favourite character. She was so determined, and just the type of woman I would want as a best friend.
I did not like Olivia, Richard's daughter, at all such a brat!
The Second Wife is told from different perspectives, and from different times. This was done seamlessly and was really easy to keep track of what was going on.
I can't say too much without giving spoilers but if you like twisty thrillers The Second Wife is one to add to your reading list.
I can't wait to read more of Sheryl Browne's work, I have yet to be disappointed by any of her books. She has a superb way of writing.

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1 comment

  1. Thank you so much for an excellent review, Emma! You are totally spot on! :) xx


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