The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth #bookreview #thriller #suspense #mystery

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Title: The Younger Wife

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication Date: April 5, 2022

Page Count:  348

My rating: 5 stars

About the book:

New from the author of The Good Sister, the breakout New York Times bestseller and “stunningly clever thriller” (People), comes Sally Hepworth’s latest novel of domestic suspense about the tangled vines of family secrets.

“Smart, suspenseful, brimming with secrets. This is Sally Hepworth at her unputdownable best.” — Kate Morton, New York Times Bestselling Author

A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself.

Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money.

With their mother in a precarious position, Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the
truth about their family’s secrets, the new wife closing in, and who their father really is.

Heather has secrets of her own. Will getting to the truth unleash the most dangerous impulses
in all of them?

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth is a domestic suspense novel. The story in The Younger Wife is one that is told by changing the point of view between the characters. It’s also a novel that gives you an event that will happen in the prologue then goes back to a previous time to work it’s way forward to that event.

Stephen and Pam Aston have had a long and loving marriage and are the parents of two wonderful daughters, Tully and Rachel. Tully and Rachel are now grown and have always believed their parents would be together forever but Pam is now in a care home battling dementia.

Stephen has met another woman, Heather, and has broken the news to his daughters that he plans to marry Heather and move on with his life without Pam. Tully and Rachel both have different ways of dealing with the news but together they plan on learning all the secrets of their parents past after finding some clues in their mother’s things.

The Younger Wife is actually the fourth book by author Sally Hepworth I’ve read and I finished this one thinking, yep she’s done it again!! Picking this one up I was immediately pulled into the character’s world and didn’t want to put the book down again until I finished. Of course what always wins me over with this author besides her solid writing is her way of twisting the story until the very end for that final oh boy moment. Definitely a fan and will be back to this author again.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online:

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About the author:

Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives (2015), The Things We Keep (2016) The Mother’s Promise (2017), The Family Next Door (2018), The Mother In Law (April 2019), The Good Sister (April 2021) and The Younger Wife (April 2022). Hollywood actress and producer, Amy Poehler, has optioned The Mother In Law for a TV series.

Sally’s books have been labelled “enchanting” by The Herald Sun, “smart and engaging” by Publisher’s Weekly, and New York Times bestselling authors Liane Moriarty and Emily Giffin have praised Sally’s novels as “women’s fiction at its finest” and “totally absorbing”. Sally’s novels are available worldwide in English and have been translated into 10+ languages.

Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children.

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