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The Younger Wife Kindle Edition
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The moment she laid eyes on Heather Wisher, Tully knew this woman was going to destroy their lives.
Tully and Rachel are murderous when they discover their father has a new girlfriend. The fact that Heather is half his age isn't even the most shocking part. Stephen is still married to their mother, who is in a care facility with end-stage Alzheimer's disease.
Heather knows she has an uphill battle to win Tully and Rachel over, while carrying the burden of the secrets of her past. But, as it turns out, they are all hiding something.
The announcement of Stephen and Heather's engagement threatens to set off a family implosion, with old wounds and dark secrets finally being forced to the surface.
A garage full of stolen goods. An old hot-water bottle, stuffed with cash. A blood-soaked wedding. And that's only the beginning . . .
Praise for The Younger Wife
'Smart, suspenseful, brimming with secrets. This is Sally Hepworth at her unputdownable best.' - Kate Morton
'At once familiar, wonderfully unpredictable and riveting. My kind of story.' - Rosalie Ham
'Completely compulsive. Sally Hepworth delivers with this stay-up-late one-more-chapter gem.' - Jane Harper
'Totally absorbing, brilliantly written and thoroughly enjoyable. An addictive, unputdownable read.' - Herald Sun
'Thrilling family drama' - Who Weekly
Praise for The Good Sister:Hepworth's latest further solidifies her place among the top domestic suspense authors...Fern is drawn as smart, capable, and probably on the spectrum, and she is multilayered and relatable, illustrating Hepworth's talent for page-turners with depth.-- Booklist It's a warped tale of twisted memories and skewed perceptions that will make fans of psychological thrillers say, 'Wow, I didn't see that coming.'--Library Journal Punchy prose helps propel the twisty plot to a creepy but satisfying conclusion. For fans of domestic dramas, this is a treat.--Publishers Weekly "Fans of Hepworth's The Mother-in-Law will quickly be drawn into this family-based mystery surrounding twin sisters Fern and Rose."--CNN.com "Hepworth proficiently spins a web that slyly keeps pulling in readers until they realize they're caught up in it and can't escape...When a woman helps her twin sister have a baby, she unintentionally causes buried family secrets to resurface in this unsettling yet heartwarming psychological drama. --Shelf Awareness "Sally Hepworth's The Good Sister achieves the impossible trio of creepy, tender, and funny....Hepworth is an author poised to break out.--Business Insider "[A] compelling, assured psychological twister...The book has a wicked sting of an ending, giving its title a dark second meaning. But where The Good Sister really shines is in its convincing, fascinating portrait of Fern's sensory-processing disorder -- both its blessings and its curses."--Seattle Times --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Publisher
- ASIN : B098NJKMS6
- Publisher : Macmillan Australia (26 October 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1393 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 333 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 127 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It is in this somewhat light-hearted vein that I took a drink and my copy of THE YOUNGER WIFE and sat outside in the wonderful sunshine (at least in my neighbourhood) to read from cover to cover this highly entertaining story.
It was a pleasure to read this book. Reading about each character’s idiosyncrasies and their reactions as personal and family secrets are revealed kept me engaged from start to finish. The chapters, told from various characters’ points of view, allowed us to gain insight into things that happen and also see how they might look differently to others.
This book does tackle serious issues including domestic violence, sexual assault, food addiction and, dementia just to name a few. If I had picked this book up on a day I was in a more serious frame of mind, I might have struggled with the way in which some of these issues were handled. Having said that, I think the book well encapsulates the helplessness and loss of control by characters; I was easily able to empathise with them.
Hepworth’s breezy writing style, a good number of twists and interesting characters makes THE YOUNGER WIFE a diverting read.
The Aston family are seriously a mess. Looking in from the outside you wouldn’t know it, but they all have their secrets and they are not little. Sisters Tully and Rachel are still coming to terms with the fact that their mother is in a care home suffering dementia when their father Stephen announces that he is divorcing Pam and marrying Heather. Not only that, but Heather is their age. This is start of the unraveling of the family. We begin the story at the wedding where a quite serious incident occurs and then we go back to see how they could possibly get there.
These poor characters really go through the ringer! Secrets from the past that they have been keeping from each other look to destroy everything that they have.
If you love be a good family/domestic drama then Sally Hepworth is your girl. Highly recommend this and all of her previous books.
Tully and Rachel are more than a little unhappy to find their father marrying a woman their own age. What's worse, is that Stephen is still married to their mother, now in a care facility with Alzheimer's disease. Heather is also worried, knowing too well that her appearance in Stephen's life may not be welcomed by his children. When the pair announce their engagement things really heat up and the tension rises. Secrets are revealed and ghosts of the past are uncovered, while the author left me questioning each of the characters.
This one had everything, with plenty of excitement throughout. It begins with a cracking start that makes you wonder what led to this build up and the story follows from there. The author has a playful humour through her stories and builds such tension with each of her characters, keeping you immersed in the story. And the hot water bottle filled with cash. This is definitely one I recommend you prioritise. Brilliant.
Thanks so much to the author and Macmillan Australia for this gifted advance review copy.