The Second Wife by Sheryl Browne ~ Publication Day 1-29-19 @Bookouture @SherylBrowne #BlogTour
She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.
Rebecca only wanted to help out – to be kind. Richard seemed so alone after his wife, Nicole, died, and Rebecca wanted to make sure he knew he had someone to rely on.
But now she’s in Nicole’s immaculate house. Drinking from her favourite crystal wine glass. Keeping shoes in her orderly closet. Comforting her sweet and grieving step-daughter. It feels like Rebecca is living another woman’s life.
And as she gets to know the neighbours, Rebecca hears stories that make her wonder: was free-spirited Nicole happy in this perfect life, or did she feel trapped? Did she feel, as Rebecca is beginning to, that something wasn’t quite right?
The book everyone’s talking about! If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Girl Before, you’ll be totally gripped and unable to put down this twisty page-turning psychological thriller.
NEVER expected that twist! Dang that was a fabulous book. Not that I am surprised…at. all. “The Babysitter” was amazing so I definitely had high expectations for “The Second Wife”.
Sheryl Browne has a great talent for character development (especially the psycho kind). She includes just the right amount of normalcy to make the reader believe they could easily picture themselves in the same situation. Nicole… perfect example. A previously abused woman who finally finds a good man to start over with…Nicole feels just the right amount of fear as she embarks on her new relationship journey and slowly learns to feel safe. Or does she…
Is Nicole unable to get past the mind games her abusive ex subjected her to? Is she losing the plot? Her letters back and forth to her best friend Rebecca suggest there’s trouble in paradise. As Sheryl Browne flashes back from the previous year told from Nicole’s perspective to the present told from Rebecca’s perspective, you’ll gradually learn the real story behind… everybody’s story! Everyone seems to have a secret in this story. Richard, his daughter Olivia, Nicole, Rebecca… who’s crazy, who’s innocent, who’s unsuspecting, and most importantly, who is DEAD?
The twist revealing the true personalities in this book will throw you for a loop! You will definitely ask yourself, “what the hell just happened”! You may even need to reread parts to make sure your mind isn’t playing tricks on you. It isn’t btw… it’s just the crazy and talented mind of a very creative (yet slightly disturbed…lol jk Sheryl, we love ya) author who loves to write a plot that has you flipping pages furiously!
Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE AFFAIR – the second of a three-book deal – comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.
So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights…” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath.
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