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Book Review - The New Wife by Sue Watson
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You can never truly know what goes on behind closed doors…
My darling son, Sam, is marrying his childhood sweetheart and I couldn’t be prouder of the man he’s grown into.
Walking out on his abusive father all those years ago was the best thing I ever did.
And today he stands, tall and handsome, saying ‘I do’ to my dream daughter-in-law.
If I hadn’t pushed them together all those years ago, he might never have found a girl as perfect as Lauren.
It’s true what they say, mother always knows best.
But weeks later, Lauren is dead and police cars fill the driveway of their idyllic countryside home.
As they question Sam, I sense he’s hiding something.
Why won’t he look me in the eye?
And who does he rush off to meet as soon as the police are gone?
Desperate, I do what every good mother would do: I let myself into Sam and Lauren’s bedroom.
What I see, I will never be able to forget.
My son’s beautiful new wife was hiding a dangerous secret.
Can I clear my son’s name?
And could my life be in danger now too?
What was it all about
The New Wife was all about a mother trying to clear the name of her son, who had been charged with the unnatural death of his wife, Lauren.
How it made me feel
The story was exciting as the basic plot line of murder mystery caused my investigative juices to flow. Life was a rollercoaster, the moments I spent with this book. Sue Watson did justice to her characters, making them evoke my emotions. The suspect list was not very long, but it surely felt justifiable to each name to it.
My protagonist Georgie was a good mother who ran pillar to post to try to get information to help her son. I liked her desperation and determination.
Fast-paced, it felt that all I could hear was the scrolling of the pages as the book reached the final ending. I had used the text-to-speech app, and Siri read out nearly the entire book for me. And the clarity of the story really sang through. If you get your hands on the audiobook, go for it. This would totally work as in the audio version.
Ah, there were a few niggles, that kept pricking me. Georgie came across various information about Lauren’s family, but she refused to believe it. I understood her reasons for that. But in the book, she was a mother who was trying to prove her son’s innocence. IN such a scenario, a mother would use all weapons in her arsenal, wouldn’t she?
I kept prodding her to use that and look in a different direction. She wanted the cops to look for other suspects, but did not open her mind to all who could come in her list. Alas, the main characters never listen to a superior detective, aka me.
I could totally guess the perp. That’s not a bad thing, just my investigative talents or sheer good luck. Go figure.
I would recommend this book for the murder mystery plot arc, so go for it.
Publication Date: November 20021
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