A Lovely Wife is definitely a misnomer. A demented psycho is more like it.
Everything Millicent does seems innocent on the outside, but it is truly evil. She plans things that will benefit her and only her with her family being at the brunt of the control issues she has. Millicent is definitely a character to hate.
One day after a number of years of marriage, she had the most bizarre plan. Her husband who was never given a name in the book did what he did to keep Millicent pleased most likely because he was afraid of his wife.
MY LOVELY WIFE is unbelievable, but Ms. Downing does an excellent job of keeping you engaged from the first page, and the engagement doesn’t stop just like Millicent doesn't stop the murders of young women.
Ms. Downing's debut is unique and well-written, but also has a story line that is unthinkable and unimaginable.
If you enjoy a fast-paced book that takes you on a crazy ride and will have you biting your nails, then MY LOVELY WIFE will be a book you will want to take a look at.
You HAVE to read this book to believe what the characters are doing. You won't be able to turn the pages quickly enough. 5/5
This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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