The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell

 
In my latest thriller read, Tabitha is reintroduced to Connor when he enters the restaurant she is working in. She has never forgotten the romance they shared as teens and still feels the physical attraction to him. But she knows he’s married to Nina, twenty years Connor’s senior and a very wealthy woman. There’s evidence of that in many of the magazines and newspapers she reads. When he requests to see her after her shift, she can’t help herself and agrees. The two begin an affair, and meet frequently. He tells her that she is the true love of his life, but that the pre-marital contract between he and his wife precludes him from leaving the marriage at this time. Then Nina is found dead in her own pool, the night of a large party at their estate. Tabitha has crashed the party to speak with Connor who isn’t returning her calls. There is a lot of mystery behind Nina’s death. Did Nina commit suicide as the medical examiner suggests, or was she actually murdered?

This book has a lot going on and I felt compelled to read what was going to happen next. The story is primarily told from Tabitha’s point of view, with occasional flashes to the past from Nina. The suspense of this book lies in Tabitha’s ability to determine who she could trust and who she couldn’t. The book emphasizes the power of money and with it the loss of morality. It is full of twists and misconceptions. The character development and flow of the book were both very good, and I felt satisfied with the ending.

I listened to the audiobook edition of the book which was narrated by Dylan Moore who gives a very good performance. Her voice is crisp, articulate and well-paced. I did not feel as though her performance enhanced or took anything away from the book, and would certainly not hesitate to listen to her performance in another audiobook.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.

16 comments:

  1. This sounds right up my alley! I love murder mysteries. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Ok I HAVE to read this book!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hi Jodie. This sounds like a gripping read.

    That said, I can't help but think that this plot-line must have been done to death now by authors and TV producers. What do you think?

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    1. Great question Richie. I find that the generalities between books in the same genre definitely sound familiar. Having said that, there are definitely unique aspects to the individual books as well. I like to change things up and would never want to read only one genre. Thanks for your question and comment!

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  4. Great review, this sounds like a thrilling read, and just something I would like at the moment (especially with Halloween upcoming).

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  5. This books sounds interesting. I looked on Audible but cant seem to get it here in the UK.

    Will have to settle for a paperback.

    Jenna

    xoxo


    https://www.jennasworldview.com/

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  6. Ooo, I really like thrillers and this one sounds like it has an interesting plot, one to add to the list x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  7. This 100% sounds like my kind of book!! I really want to know what happens!

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