Quick Shots Book Review: The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

About the Book:

The moment she laid eyes on Heather Wisher, Tully knew this woman was going to destroy their lives.

Tully and Rachel are murderous when they discover their father has a new girlfriend. The fact that Heather is half his age isn’t even the most shocking part. Stephen is still married to their mother, who is in a care facility with end-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Heather knows she has an uphill battle to win Tully and Rachel over, while carrying the burden of the secrets of her past. But, as it turns out, they are all hiding something.

The announcement of Stephen and Heather’s engagement threatens to set off a family implosion, with old wounds and dark secrets finally being forced to the surface.

A garage full of stolen goods. An old hot-water bottle, stuffed with cash. A blood-soaked wedding. And that’s only the beginning . . .

Published by Pan Macmillan Australia

Released 26th October 2021

My Thoughts:

I haven’t yet met a Sally Hepworth book I haven’t liked, and this latest release, The Younger Wife, is no exception. Twists and turns abound, underpinned by a dark narrative of a family in crisis. Tempered with Hepworth’s trademark wit, The Younger Wife is a novel I found impossible to put down. Highly recommended.


Thanks to the publisher for the review copy.

2 thoughts on “Quick Shots Book Review: The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

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