The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

The Younger Wife drips with domestic suspense and manipulation tactics.


Thirty-somethings, Tully and Rachel feel floored when their father Stephen announces his intention of remarrying. He plans to divorce their mother, who has Alzheimer’s and marry his new fiancé, Heather, who just happens to be younger than his two daughters.

Rachel unearths a surprising discovery amongst her mother’s possessions that sets all three women on an odyssey of questioning what they thought they knew or didn’t know.

The prologue reveals that not everyone will get their happy ever after.

Review of The Younger Wife

This domestic suspense has three main POVs and short, snappy chapters that make this a great book to binge read. It held my attention for its entirety, even with that open-ended epilogue. There were obvious Easter eggs hidden early on that quickly allow the reader to figure out what’s the actual crux of the issue. The thrill is in observing how everything pans out.

This novel was my first time reading Sally Hepworth, but it won’t be my last.

CW: disordered eating, SA.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 5 April 2022

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for an arc provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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