Book Review

Book Review : The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell

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My review today is for the book The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell. This book is available now!

*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Below you will find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating.

Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for allowing me this title!

Description :

Tabitha Girard had her heart broken years ago by Connor Ford. He was preppy and handsome. She was a pool girl at his country club. Their affair should have been a summer fling. But it meant everything to Tabitha.

Years later, Connor comes back into Tabitha’s life—older, richer, and desperately unhappy. He married for money, a wealthy, neurotic, controlling woman whom he never loved. He has always loved Tabitha. 

When Connor’s wife Nina takes her own life, he’s free. He can finally be with Tabitha. Nina’s home, Windswept, can be theirs. It seems to be a perfect ending to a fairy tale romance that began so many years ago. But then, Tabitha finds a diary. “I’m writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death,” it begins. “If I die unexpectedly, it was foul play, and Connor was behind it. Connor—and her.” 

Who is Connor Ford? Why did he marry Nina? Is Tabitha his true love, or a convenient affair? As the police investigate Nina’s death, is she a convenient suspect?

As Tabitha is drawn deeper into the dark glamour of a life she is ill-prepared for, it becomes clear to her that what a wife knows can kill her.

My Review :

I was completely caught off guard by this book.

Going in, we are almost immediately met with Nina’s death – and if you’re like me – you jump to the conclusion that the husband did it. I mean, of course the husband did it! (I am slightly obsessed with true crime podcasts – so naturally that would be my instinct.)

I’m not going to spoil here – but all of the intricacies of this book really wove into a wonderful story.

Getting to know Tabitha, and even Connor felt like a privilege almost. Especially their nostalgic teenage summer romance – it seemed like such an idyllic time.

Of course the way their later relationship came about is not something that I agree with, but that’s all I’ll say about that.

The end of the book really ties everything up in such a succinct way – I really appreciated that.

I’d recommend this book if you’re looking for a great whodunit.