The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

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Person peeking through hole titled "Thriller"

Rating: 5 out of 5.

At the end of this book, there is an author’s note, and Sally Hepworth thanks her publishing partners for sticking with her even through her bad books…well I sure haven’t found one of those yet! This book was fantastic! Full of twists and turns, but also building some beautiful characters with backstories and growth journeys, this is an amazing book!

This story is told from the perspective of three women: Tully, Rachel, and Heather. Rachel and Tully are sisters. Their mom has dementia, and their dad has just announced that he’s divorcing their mom to marry Heather, a woman who could be Rachel and Tully’s sister.

Rachel and Tully obviously have some concerns and are quite upset by the news. On top of this new revelation, Rachel and Tully each have their own secrets that they are struggling with. I really enjoyed their storylines. It was wonderful to see their personal journeys, and it made this story fascinating.

Overall, I thought this book was fantastic! The stories of the three main women were amazing, and the overarching plot drove this to be a page-turning story!

There are some trigger warnings that I feel are important to share for this one. They could be spoilers, so skip if you don’t want to know…
Spousal abuse, forced miscarriage, rape, eating disorder, kleptomania, dementia

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Goodreads

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?

Just the Facts:

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth
Genre: Domestic Thriller
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pub Date: April 5, 2022


I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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