Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Thirteen books highlighting the wives in domestic suspense

Kaira Rouda is an award–winning USA Today bestselling author whose novels of domestic suspense include The Favorite Daughter, Best Day Ever, All the Difference, and the newly released The Next Wife.

At CrimeReads she tagged thirteen thrillers featuring captivating wives, including:
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Samantha Downing knocked it out of the park with this particular housewife. Millicent and her husband are living the suburban dream. She’s a real estate agent, he’s a tennis pro, and their two kids spend their days in gated-community bliss. But of course, there is more to this couple than perfect children and gourmet home-cooked meals. The husband, who remains nameless, slowly reveals the couple’s dirty little murderous secret, and you’ll be glad you went along for the dark, devious ride.

My Lovely Wife is among Alice Feeney's eight top novels featuring odd couples & unexpected partnerships, Pip Drysdale's seven top revenge thrillers featuring women who have had enough, Christina McDonald's seven top thrillers with flawed characters, C.J. Tudor's seven crime novels where murder is a group activity, Lisa Levy's top seven psychological thrillers with manipulative male narrators, Kaira Rouda's top seven literary couples whose relationships are deeply disturbing in the most fascinating ways possible, and Margot Hunt's top five villains who have had about enough of domestic life.

The Page 69 Test: My Lovely Wife.

The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine

My two favorite sister authors, Lynne and Valerie, combine talents to create a complex and twisty tale of two women interested in the same man, Leo, a successful lawyer in the upscale paradise of Westport, Connecticut. The thing is, Joanna is Leo’s wife, and Piper, well, she’s blown into town and soon has stolen Leo and their children away. In this wifely tale, you’ll never guess the clever ending.

My Book, The Movie: The Wife Stalker.
Read about another entry on Rouda's list.

--Marshal Zeringue