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Hi friend! Today’s book review is for The Second Marriage by Jess Ryder.
Below you’ll find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this audiobook for free from NetGalley and Bookouture Audio in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Thank you for taking the time to read today. If you’ve read this book, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 🏝
‘They’re lying,’ my little stepson whispers, his blue eyes shining with tears as I tuck him into bed for the first time. ‘They think I’ve forgotten, but I remember everything. I know my mummy is still alive.’
My best friend warned me that it was too soon to marry Edward, a widower with an adorable but troubled little boy. She said we were moving too fast. But all I could see was a kind, loving man, struggling with grief, who needed my help.
Yet as storm clouds gather above our small wedding ceremony, my hopes and dreams fall apart. None of my husband’s family turn up to support us. Instead of a honeymoon, we have a quiet night in. My wedding bouquet is placed on his first wife’s grave. And then my new stepson tells me he’s sure his mother is still alive.
What does Noah remember and why is his father trying to make him forget? Have I been completely wrong about my husband? What happened to the woman who came before me, and how far will he go to stop me finding out the truth?
My Review : The Second Marriage
Okay, first of all, is there anything creepier than kids who say haunting things? Little Noah really tells some pretty incredible stories, and has a great memory.
Lily doesn’t really know what to believe until she starts to see her husband’s true colors and how he isolates his son so completely.
Edward is not a nice man, and wholly unlikeable. He’s manipulative, controlling and can’t seem to remain faithful, or go a few years without losing a wife or partner. Lily is scared she will be next.
Lily is a bright woman who puzzles out a lot of things, with the help of her best friend Marcia. She is a very well written character.
The Second Marriage is fast paced and engaging. I could not stop listening. I don’t listen to audiobooks often, but the narration and storyline were definitely on point.