The Second Wife – Sheryl Browne

She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.

Rebecca and Nicole swore to be best friends forever. But three years after they last met up, Rebecca receives a phone call from Nicole’s devoted husband, Richard. Nicole is dead, a tragic suicide. Drowned in a river close to her family home, Richard was the one who pulled her body from the water. Now he can’t even speak about what happened.

While Rebecca reels from the news, she reads her friend’s last letters to her and begins to wonder if she knew Nicole at all. What secrets was she keeping from all the people who knew and loved her?

As Rebecca gets closer and closer to Richard, things go too far and she begins to slip into Nicole’s old life – staying in her home, sleeping in her bed… But if she’s going to become the wife Nicole never was, can she keep herself safe?



My review

When the author saw that I was going to read this book, she said she hoped I would enjoy it. My answer was simple: ‘I am sure I will be in for a treat, as usual.’

Every story I have read from her before was a gem and I was convinced she was not going to disappoint me.

Maybe I should call myself Madame Soleil from now on (lol), because my prediction came true.

The main part of the story is told by the two most important characters Nicole and Rebecca. Nicole takes us back into the past and Rebecca keeps us entertained in the present.

Straight from the start, you feel that something is off and you better make sure you only open this book when you are free for the next few hours. No way will you be able to put it down. So, please be warned.

The author throws so much at you that you don’t know anymore if you are coming or going. You are kidnapped by the product of her brain waves and I sometimes had to pick my jaw up from the floor.

I think I might have convinced you that I totally and utterly loved this fascinating work of art. 5 stars.

Thank you, Sheryl Browne, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author


Sheryl Browne writes psychological thriller and edgy contemporary fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and awarded a Red Ribbon by The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.