• The Second Marriage

  • An Utterly Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Hine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (309 ratings)

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The Second Marriage

By: Jess Ryder
Narrated by: Rosamund Hine
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Publisher's Summary

"They’re lying," my little stepson whispers, his blue eyes shining with tears as I tuck him into bed for the first time. "They think I’ve forgotten, but I remember everything. I know my mummy is still alive."

My best friend warned me that it was too soon to marry Edward, a widower with an adorable but troubled little boy. She said we were moving too fast. But all I could see was a kind, loving man, struggling with grief, who needed my help.

Yet as storm clouds gather above our small wedding ceremony, my hopes and dreams fall apart. None of my husband’s family turns up to support us. Instead of a honeymoon, we have a quiet night in. My wedding bouquet is placed on his first wife’s grave. And then my new stepson tells me he’s sure his mother is still alive.

What does Noah remember, and why is his father trying to make him forget? Have I been completely wrong about my husband? What happened to the woman who came before me, and how far will he go to stop me finding out the truth?

An utterly gripping, twisty psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Before I Go to Sleep, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl.

©2021 Jess Ryder (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Sorry that it is over

Great story. I put put the book on every moment I could. Karma definitely came for someone that deserved it.

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YES YES YES!!! Loved it!

Well well well, Lilly the main character really was charming and wonderful! I loved the twists and turns. I couldn't get enough! The narrator was AWESOME!

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Why so many good ratings?!

This was the least climactic book I have listened to in a long time. There was absolutely no mystery involved. You know what is happening the entire time almost. It is utterly boring. The narrator is not great either.

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very entertaining

I don’t know why anyone would give a negative review… this was enjoyable. The ending was slightly predictable but not the journey held my attention the entire time. The way it was told was comforting. Terrific voice performance.

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Mixed feelings

I was definitely hooked into the story and characters but the main character is dense and made me mad by most of her choices. Overall, not my favorite Jess Ryder novel but not terrible. I guess it was okay. I was half interested, half wanted to get it over with and move on with my life. The story was definitely not as thrilling as expected.

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very good!couldn't stop listening !loved it.

finishihed it in a few listens .kept me wanting to hear mmore.and then the end
came to fast.

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Good Read

Even though I pretty much figured out the plot of this book, I have to say it was an interesting read.

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Very Good!

I really enjoyed this story. The narrator was excellent, storyline was interesting and kept me going.

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Perfect psychological thriller!

Worth it!
This story of a second wife trying to work out if her husband is truly innocent or cleverly deceitful …. Her young stepson makes a chilling comment. That she recalls after an unknown person is secretly sending messages to him claiming to be his mother who had mysteriously disappeared.

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New favorite author!

New to my list of favorite authors! Excellent story and narrator. Going to be reading more by her!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-22

Absolutely rubbish

I’m raging I actually used a credit on this book and now I can’t return it. I probably listened to 2 hours or less and it’s utter crap! The narrator has a terrible, mundane voice. The story is boring and predictable. Don’t waste ur time 🤦‍♀️

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  • Philip Howe
  • 11-14-21

First time I've had a book by this Author

It was a great listen, loved the plot and its twists and turns. Will definitely try another.

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  • I'm all ears
  • 11-05-21

kept me listening

Good characters, good storyline and good twists, didn't know what was going to happen next.

Definitely worth a credit

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  • Michelle Habiby
  • 03-31-22

Excellent

wonderful, real edge of the seat listen, tears and fears rolled in. couldn't put it down.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-18-22

wonderful

a friend told me about this book and boy I am glad she did it was a fantastic listen did the whole book in a day the tension you could feel the narration was fantastic my only criticism would have been a slightly better ending but to say anything else would give it away . Going to find the next from this author

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  • Lou
  • 02-10-22

Fantastic .

I absolutely loved this book from the second I started reading it. It kept me hooked and intrigued from start to finish. The narrator also has a wonderful voice, which we all know just makes the book that much more special.

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  • J. Whitelaw
  • 01-08-22

Unputdownable

A thoroughly enjoyable listen. Edge of the seat stuff. Didn't want it to end.

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  • Mrs
  • 01-07-22

Brilliant story

This book is an amazing read never a dull pause it kept me enthralled all the way through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-15-21

Laborious i

Far too much detail which does not contribute to the story line. I am persevering

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  • Tezza
  • 12-13-21

This is a 'one read book'

Had to keep listening straight through. The author makes all her characters realistic and the story compelling. Will collect all her books.

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  • Eliza West
  • 01-28-22

Complication of a simple story line with bad narration

It would be tough creating several characters voices, and appreciate the effort involved, but this was awful.

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  • shabbydoo
  • 12-02-21

Waited for a twist that never came

Overall it wasn’t a story. I felt the main character was a little naive, never letting her best mate know where is was going.
Was all a bit predictable in the end really. I kept thinking there’s going to be a twist at the end but it was not to be.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-22

it never really grabbed me

Neither the narration or the story meet expectations. Struggled to finish it and it was nothing memorable.