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Publisher's Summary

Grabs you immediately and keeps you guessing right up until the surprise ending!

She thought they had the perfect marriage....

Tamra never dreamed she would marry someone like Mike Mitchell: handsome, rich, a wonderful husband...until she finds out that Mike is having an affair. But Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Mike Mitchell should have remembered that before he made a fool of her. Because Tamra knows something about Mike. Something he did. Something evil. And she was prepared to carry the secret to her grave.

Not anymore.

To make matters worse, Mike's daughter Madison has come to visit for a few days, and Madison doesn't like Tamra. Well, that's too bad, because Tamra doesn't have time to argue. She's too busy ruining Mike's life while remaining, on the surface at least, the perfect, loyal wife.

But when Tamra's plan spirals out of control, she finds that things are not what they seem.

And now, it's too late.

©2018 Natalie Barelli (P)2018 Tantor

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Main Character was Interesting At First

The Loyal Wife was somewhat of a disappointing psychological thriller overall, but I still think it was worth the listen. The voice of the main character was really interesting. She comes across as a ditzy, trashy, yet- 'don't mess with me' type of woman who's naïve to many things but street smart. I thought the narrator really did well- but the problem was, the cool voice and character didn't match the end of the book.

The ending sort of made the whole plot fall apart, and it was boring and non climactic.

Typical story- wife marries rich husband, husband is cheating, wife tries to find out information, etc. There are a couple twists as in the 'I know what you did last summer' theme.. but the end was just.. not good.

The narrator saved this one for me.

3 all around stars

-Wendi

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Narrator ruined this for me

The story was pretty good and had an unexpected twist at the end. I just could not get past the narrator’s intermittent inability to pronounce the letter R! It dwove me cwazy!

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Glad I read Barelli's other books first

If I'd started my Natalie Barelli obsession with this novel, it would have died on the vine. While, very like her other 4 thrillers, the story features deeply-flawed characters and an unreliable narrator, this one turns rapidly ludicrous.
I'm still uncertain of Barelli's provenance, because 4 of the books take place in the US, and one in England, but her website says she "lives in Australia". In any case, this novel is set in North Carolina, yet filled with clumsy Briticisms (candidature, journo, CCTV, to name a few) and read by an English actress using a (very convincing) Midwestern American accent.
I suspect this book languished in a file folder somewhere for years until Barelli's success. It doesn't accurately reflect the 2018 situation in NC, regarding abortion access, journalistic integrity and reach, HIPAA laws, and a host of other things that come across as nonsense. #Forgiven

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Ending blew my mind!

What a great book! Finished listening in one day. I thought that I had it all figured out, boy was I wrong. Great job from the author and the narrator. Definitely worth the money. 😀😀😀

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Standard Psych Thriller

By process of elimination you can figure out "Who done it" way before the end. The book kept me entertained and I enjoyed it. Shakespeare, it is not, of course.

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Can't put this one down.

The narrator was perfect for this sarcastic character. This was a thriller and comedy all in one!

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It fizzled out at the end

I'm not sure what to say about this book. There were lots of twists and turns and a lot of drama. By the end of the book, I wasn't sure if it was worth it. The plot fell apart at the end. It was as if the author changed the focus of the book from revenge to true love.

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Great Book!

it was a bit slow in the begining and I wasn't sure what direction the author,was going. However, it began to pick up and wow what a surprise ending!

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Decent

I wouldn’t say this is a huge thriller but the ending was decent and it kept my attention. No regrets spending a credit on it, and enjoyed it

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Don’t waste your credit

I had listened to other books by this author and they kept my interest (never outstanding but enjoyable and easy listens). This one I could not even finish. The narration was slow (I did listen to a sample and stupidly picked it anyway with hopes it would get better). The story was a bit all over the place. I did not like the main character at all. Bottom line like so many other reviewers mentioned....don’t bother.

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Where do i start?! 1st of all, i have struggled recently to find a book that has gripped me and ive returned so many trying to find a book that I couldn’t stop listening to... and here it was😁👍🏽i want to say that it REALLY annoys me when I read about people being SO horrible about narrators. They are humans and things will hurt that they read directed at them, and some are downright nasty, and no need for whatsoever! They just can’t please everyone! I read reviews about this book and the narrator being💩but she was AMAZING!!!💯💯👏🏽she had me actually imagining what the characters looked like, the settings, everything! All that is down to the narrator and she done a brilliant job! I was aware that the reviews said it blew them away at the end, and how they got it wrong so i was constantly trying to imagine the unlikely things throughout this story, and I thought i had it all right...but i was wrong! Very wrong!🤦🏽‍♀️😂which i am really really pleased about because that’s what makes a book even better!!😁👍🏽I nearly had this finished in one sitting but unfortunately had to stop at a crucial bit and continue the next day😩🤨😂its a REALLY well thought out book...wow! Writer has an amazing talent for SURE! Huge well done!! I am not going to say anything about the story as that annoys the life out of me when people leave reviews telling u about the story...as if u haven’t already read a description of what the book is about!🤨😂soooo glad i chose this book, very very happy and well worth every second I listened 😊👏🏽give it a try and ignore the bad reviews, its a great story and you WONT figure it out! I would probably bet my house on it🤔... infact make it my kids!😂👋🏽ENJOY!!!! Worth 5 stars 🌟 and more! Thank you audible! Your the BEST app out there!!!💯👏🏽😁

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  • 04-06-20

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Well written and narrated with a twist that I did not see coming. Kept me listening

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  • 09-02-22

drivel

absolute self absorbed pains in the rear after missing molly my expectations were high handing back

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  • 08-27-22

Disappointing

Having listened to and enjoyed another book by this author, I’d hoped for great things this time around. I was so wrong. I tried sticking with it but decided it wasn’t for me so tried to return it. Audible wouldn’t let me, unsure why. So I had no choice to see it through to the end. I’ll stay away from Barelli’s books in future.

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  • 09-08-21

Good thriller with clever twist

I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and well read, it had me ( metaphorically) unable to put it down.

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  • 08-27-20

Absolute rubbish

Filled with hateful sentiment towards women and somehow the author manages a ‘happy ever after ending’ with blatant disregard for the plot. Terrible book

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  • 03-10-20

The best wife

Brilliant brilliant brilliant I loved this book. what can I say but wow amazing
had me hooked from start narration was amazing twists and turns every where first class. Read this book you will not be disappointed FANTASTIC would definitely read again

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  • 08-29-22

Great listen

I really enjoy this author and the narrators are always good too. Definitely recommend for anyone who likes domestic thrillers with lots of twists and turns.