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Publisher's Summary

"Mysteries drive this satisfyingly twisty tale by Hepworth, whose work may remind you of Liane Moriarty's...the effect is amplified by the talented cast, which includes Caroline Lee, who narrates Moriarty's audiobooks."The Providence Journal 

Sally Hepworth, the newest breakout star of domestic suspense, delivers her next twisty novel about family secrets and lies in The Younger Wife.

Stephen Aston is getting married again. The only problem is, he's still married to his first wife, even though she is in a care facility for dementia. But he'll take care of that easily, by divorcing her—even if his adult daughters protest. 

Tully and Rachel Aston look upon Heather as nothing but an interloper. Heather is the same age as Rachel and even younger than Tully. Clearly she's a gold digger and after their father's money. Heather has secrets that she's keeping close, and reasons of her own for wanting to marry Stephen.

With their mother unable to speak for herself, Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the truth about their family's secrets, the new wife closing in, and who their father really is. But will getting to the truth unleash the most dangerous impulses...in all of them?

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press.

©2022 Sally Hepworth (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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WOW

I could not stop listening! The character development was fantastic and the ending was something I did not expect at all!

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Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant. Sally Hepworth’s writing is complex and beautiful. The character development is rich and pulls you in. You know each character in a way many authors fail to capture.

Deep family drama surrounds this mystery. Definitely worth a credit.

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Entertaining

I really enjoyed this book. Most of the characters were people I really liked and became fully invested in their lives. The narrators were excellent and the storyline is binge worthy! It’s worth the credit!

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Terrific new release!

This novel held my attention throughout . Excellent narration. I was disappointed by the ending until I listened to the epilogue. Ms. Hepworth pulled the entire novel together in the final chapters.

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The Younger Wife

Kept you wondering throughout the book and even afterwards. Good read highly recommend it for fun easy read.

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So Good!

Love it! Writing is so good. Character development plays out well. The story is multi layered but not overly complex. Really good twists to keep things stirred up. Definitely recommend.

Narration was excellent!

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Boring Drama

NO SPOILERS! I thought this book would be juicy but it was quite tame. The characters were quite dull too. There were some minor thrilling moments but this is more drama than anything else.

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Great book for listening

This book is not weighty, even though it addresses some serious issues, but is exactly the kind of book that I prefer to listen to as opposed to read. Since I am usually driving while using Audible, I have learned that lighter entertainment, an uncomplicated plot, and a “page turner” is best in the Audible format. I’ll save more literary stories for actual reading. I’m recommending this book to all fans of Liane Moriarty.

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Capitivating

The younger wife had my attention. I was intrigued and there was never a dull moment. I will read other books by this author.