Sheryl Browne has amazed us by writing crime based, psychological thriller, and romantic novels in the past. And again she is here to perplex us with another psychological thriller, The Second Wife. The book revolves around the story of Rebecca and Nicole. Rebecca and Nicole are the best friends one can imagine. Their friendship takes an unhappy turn when Rebecca receives a phone call from her friend’s husband Richard telling her that Nicole is dead as she committed suicide. It had been 3 years since the two friends last met. No word from her dear friend in the last 3 years and the unexpected news of her tragic death leaves Rebecca devastated.
Things get worse when she sits down to read the last few letters she had received from her late friend Nicole. The letters reveal something for which Rebecca wasn’t ready. It looks as if she didn’t know her friend at all. She comes to know some dark and unknown shades of her life and something tells her that her dear friend wasn’t happy at all. She decides to attend Nicole’s funeral where she meets Richard for the first time. She has a feeling that there’s so much more to look and know than what’s visible. To unravel the mystery behind her friend’s tragic death and to pacify her curiosity. She decides to stay at her friend’s house and look into her married life a little deeper. With this, an unexpected and unusual journey of dirty secrets about the so-called relations starts. Rebecca eventually gets so much involved in her friend’s life that she starts sleeping in her bed, becomes the woman as her friend was. Most importantly she starts becoming the wife as her friend was.
To whom I recommend
Filled with unexpected twists and turns.” The Second Wife” takes you to a journey which leaves you astonished and surprised. The author, Sheryl Browne, has dealt adeptly with portraying characters and showcasing hidden agendas fairly well. There are mysteries that when answered will leave you gasping in shock. When you think things are going in one way, they don’t. The book is an addictive read and will keep you at your toes. I would certainly recommend The Second Wife to all those book worms who are a die-hard fan of psychological thrillers. All the convoluted brain games and deception were thrilling to read. A big fat thumbs up from me for The Second Wife.