My Lovely Wife

Samantha Downing

fiction mystery thriller
dark mysterious tense fast-paced

374 pages | first published 2019

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting...

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.

We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.

We all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive.

Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

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Moods

dark 91%
mysterious 75%
tense 69%
adventurous 9%
emotional 7%
funny 4%
reflective 4%
challenging 3%
informative 0%
lighthearted 0%
sad 0%

Pace

fast 53%
medium 41%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 57% | A mix: 25% | Character: 17%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 26% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 94% | N/A: 2% | Yes: 2% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.81