Book Review: The Second Wife by Sheryl Browne

Published: 29/01/2019 by Bookouture
347 pages
Kindle edition

She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.

Rebecca and Nicole swore to be best friends forever. But three years after they last met up, Rebecca receives a phone call from Nicole’s devoted husband, Richard. Nicole is dead, a tragic suicide. Drowned in a river close to her family home, Richard was the one who pulled her body from the water. Now he can’t even speak about what happened.

While Rebecca reels from the news, she reads her friend’s last letters to her and begins to wonder if she knew Nicole at all. What secrets was she keeping from all the people who knew and loved her?

As Rebecca gets closer and closer to Richard, things go too far and she begins to slip into Nicole’s old life – staying in her home, sleeping in her bed… But if she’s going to become the wife Nicole never was, can she keep herself safe?


And she did it again! The last book I read this year couldn’t be any better!

Finished reading this book last night and I’m glad I had chance to process it over night. It’s so good it blew my mind.

Nicole, character you feel connected to really quickly, has learnt to rebuild her life, became stronger. She meets a guy she instantly falls for. Everything looks great until one day her body is pulled out from the river, she has commited a suicide.

Rebecca, Nicole’s best friend, comes for her funeral. It seems unbelievable her strong, happy friend, full of life is dead and that she took her own life. They haven’t seen each other for a while but stayed in touch, so it just doesn’t make sense. Getting to know her husband and his daughter Liv and finding out about their perfect life together could help to find out what actually made Nicole to escape in such a terrible way. How far do you go though? What if you go a bit too far?

I loved this book, the way it was written, the way Nicole’s and Rebecca’s story run alongside of each other and meet at the end. New details keep popping up and suspicion rises. Can you work it out? Can you even believe your own thoughts about it? I certainly couldn’t.

The third psychological thriller I read now by Sheryl Browne and they just keep getting better. It would be hard to top this one but if anyone can do it, it will be her. Sheryl Browne is up there at the top of with my favourite thriller writers and this novel isn’t even out yet and I already can’t wait for another one.

You can now order The Second Wife here.


Also check out my review’s of Sheryl’s previous novels The Babysitter and The Affair.

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