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The Next Wife by @KairaRouda

By Pamelascott

There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.

Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age. Ambitious. She's cultivated a friendship with Ashlyn. Tish believes she's won.

She's wrong.

Tish Nelson has it all. Youth, influence, a life of luxury, and a new husband. But the truth is, there's a lot of baggage. Namely, his first wife-and suspicions of his infidelity. After all, that's how she got John. Maybe it's time for a romantic getaway, far from his vindictive ex. If Kate plans on getting John back, Tish is one step ahead of her.

But what happens next is something neither Kate nor Tish saw coming. As best-laid plans come undone, there's no telling what a woman will do in the name of love-and revenge.


Despite popular notions to the contrary, it isn't easy being the next wife. CHAPTER 1, TISH


(Thomas & Mercer, 1 May 2021, ebook, 306 pages, bought from @AmazonKindle, #AmazonFirstReads)



I'm impressed by the way the book turned out. I didn't think much of it until the last fifteen or so chapters. I didn't think it was a bad book, it was readable enough but I didn't think the plot was very original. I've read quite a lot of books featuring the martial tangles of the husband, his ex-wife and his new wife. I didn't think anything new or original was on offer until the last chunk of the book when everything turned on it's head and The Next Wife became something quite special. I really enjoyed this in the end and loved where the author took the story.

Next Wife @KairaRouda

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