The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press • Publication Date: July 28, 2020
In need of a summer thriller? Add The Wife Who Knew Too Much to your reading list when it is released tomorrow. I went into this book blindly having never read anything by Michele Campbell before, but the synopsis sounding intriguing so I couldn’t resist requesting it on NetGalley. I read a decent amount of mystery books and can usually start to piece things together before the reveal, but Campbell takes you on a wild ride and it is worth it.
Tabitha and Connor meet as teenagers and have a summer fling that leaves Tabitha heart broken when it ends. Years later, Connor reappears in Tabitha’s life and says that he has always loved her. Problem is he is married to Nina, a wealthy and controlling woman who he says he cannot divorce. When Nina dies from an apparent suicide, Connor and Tabitha can finally be together and she moves into Nina’s home. When Tabitha comes across Nina’s diary, she wonders if Connor is responsible for Nina’s death and tries to find out what really happened to Nina.
I could not put this book down since I needed to know what really happened to Nina and what she knew before she died, was Connor really who Tabitha believed him to be, and what had Tabitha gotten herself into. Campbell is an incredible storyteller because on one page she made me trust a character and then on another three me for a loop and had me guessing just like Tabitha who to trust.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review.