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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 . . .
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK DESIGN AWARDS 2022 BEST DESIGNED COMMERCIAL FICTION COVER
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
- ASIN : B098NJKMS6
- Publisher : Macmillan Australia (26 October 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1296 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 333 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,713 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Comments about The Younger Wife from some of the team …
* I loved it!
* Can’t wait to read more books by Sally Hepworth.
* First book I have actually finished BEFORE our monthly catch up!
* It was an enjoyable read and the characters well developed. Each having their own secrets. I liked that the new stepmother didn’t have the typical stereotype. The ending left me dangling though.
* I really enjoyed all the characters and the different relationships.
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In true Hepworth style, she’s knocked it out of the park again with The Younger Wife. It’s more of a slow burn domestic thriller that begs you to keep turning the pages to unravel an intriguing and fascinating plot!
We follow a stunning, complex and flawed cast of characters, highlighting this dysfunctional family with so many secrets! This domestic family drama centres around the patriarch who is getting married to a much younger woman and who’s ex wife is in the throws of late stage dementia and very much in the picture.
The POV’s beautifully meander around his two daughters Tully and Rachel and his soon to be new wife Heather. Cleverly plotted we follow their own personal demons and dramas as well as family dynamics, uncovering secrets as the plot thickens.
It’s fast paced and engaging and hits some hard core issues - gaslighting, infidelity, kleptomania, alcoholism, domestic violence.
A fabulous read and another I can highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thank you @sallyhepworth
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.