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My Lovely Wife

Narrated by: David Pittu
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (542 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose 15-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 our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder. 

©2019 Samantha Downing (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

Number one Library Reads Pick! 

"The thriller we’re most excited to stay up with all night." (Entertainment Weekly

"If you read one book this year, make it My Lovely Wife." (Betches

“Wow! My Lovely Wife is a stunner - full of twists, well-drawn characters, and riveting suspense.” (Harlan Coben, number-one New York Times best-selling author)   

“Clever. Manipulative. Dark. Disturbing. What more can you ask for?” (Jane Corry, national best-selling author of My Husband’s Wife

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Dark and twisted!

Can’t stop listening. MLW is addictive and twisted! If you are someone with weak heart I would recommend something softer!

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WOW. Exactly like the publisher’s summary

Wow this book was excellent. The publisher summary is spot on — it is accurately a combination of Dexter and Mr. & Mrs. Smith but also and importantly, with a family. It is superbly written, very well thought out, no details left unaddressed, just the right amount of hints strategically placed to allow the audience to put pieces together. The twist really comes out of nowhere but not cheaply at the very end like many books, it comes out at the perfect instance with enough time for it to play out and unravel logically and thoughtfully and significantly, for you to adjust to the idea and reframe your perspective. Bravo, highly recommended.

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Great narrator! Crazy story!

I enjoyed David Pittu’s reading of the story. I had been looking forward to the release of this book having only read favorable reviews on goodreads by a few ARC- readers.
Although I predicted some of the elements of the story, it was still very interesting to see how it played out. Sort of like a dark comedy. Not too serious. Also no graphic descriptions of violence, sex, or swearing.

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Oh Yes!

I wanted to write a review even before the end of the book! I’ll make this succinct - listen to the book, spend the credit, be awed.

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Amazingly amazing!

Totally engrossed immediately. I listen to a 10+ books a week and this held my attention throughout..on 1x speed. I normally do 1.5 but I did not want to miss any of this one. I love strong (sometimes crazy) female antagonists. Really enjoyed all the characters. Best I’ve heard in soooo long. Thank you!

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Absolutely brilliant!

Loved it! Great narration and great story. I loved how the couple's story was woven into the current day narrative, everything flowed very well and the novel is thr perfect amount of noir.

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pretty confused about the reviews

In the reviews, this book was compared to Dexter and Mr and Mrs Smith! The thing that made those stories great was the way you felt about the lead characters! You knew they weren't good, but you wanted them to get their happy ending! I hated ALL the characters in this book. The kids were awful, the adults were awful, the story was just so-so, but I had no desire to see the husband OR the wife get away with their MANY crimes. Yuck.

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Very predictable

Felt like this book was a waste of time. I like to be surprised and with this story that simply did not happen.

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Great narration, fascinating story line, but wait-

I couldn't wait to get into this book, and as soon as I got it, that's exactly what I did. The narrator is amazing. I will check out his other books. The story is riveting, that I can tell you. However - this is where the BUT WAIT comes in - what is wrong with the main characters? The husband, who is an interesting character at first, completely baffles me when his intelligence level is increasingly revealed to be minimal! The wife, well, I have no words for her. As another reviewer pointed out so well, hoping for their happy ending was a stretch for me. That said, it made for an engrossing narration during my commute so it truly served its purpose. Would I recommend it? Yes, definitely! Just beware of a smattering of stupid! Still, I'm OK with stupid and surprising, which this Audible book provided in spades!

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The Read of the Decade

If there is only one book you read this year, let it he this one.

Original captivating storyline, top notch performance. I could not put this book down and I am so upset it's over.

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