Author: Kaira Rouda

Publication Date: May 1, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.

Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age. Ambitious. She’s cultivated a friendship with Ashlyn. Tish believes she’s won.

She’s wrong.

Tish Nelson has it all. Youth, influence, a life of luxury, and a new husband. But the truth is, there’s a lot of baggage. Namely, his first wife—and suspicions of his infidelity. After all, that’s how she got John. Maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway, far from his vindictive ex. If Kate plans on getting John back, Tish is one step ahead of her.

She thinks.

But what happens next is something neither Kate nor Tish saw coming. As best-laid plans come undone, there’s no telling what a woman will do in the name of love—and revenge.

Book Review

The Next Wife is a great domestic thriller about a woman, her husband and his family. John and Kate had the perfect life with a successful company and a daughter, Ashlyn. John left Kate for his young assistant, Tish. A few years later John isn’t happy and thinking about leaving Tish. On a romantic getaway, the unexpected happens and everyone is trying to figure out what actually happened. Ashlyn is convinced Tish is guilty and will do anything to prove it even putting herself at risk. The Next Wife caught my attention from the first page and left me guessing the whole time. The story is told from multiple perspectives which help the reader understand the characters. There are many flashbacks which gives more background on the characters. I found all of the characters interesting, and I liked how all of the characters had flaws. The drama and tension between the two families added to the story. I recommend The Next Wife to fans of domestic thrillers.

Thank you Megan Beatie Communications and Amazon Publishing for The Next Wife.

About the Author

Kaira Sturdivant Rouda is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur, national speaker and internationally bestselling and award-winning author. A former magazine editor, and society columnist, Kaira won the Stevie Award for Women in Business for creating the first female-focused residential real estate brand, Real Living, and growing the brand to more than 22 states before its sale to Berkshire Hathaway. Her first book, Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, led to a national speaking tour where she inspired thousands. Turning to a full-time writing career, her most recent works are Best Day Ever and The Favorite Daughter (releasing in May 2019). Active in the areas of homelessness, food security, and empowering women and girls, in her twenties, as a volunteer, she created the first walk-in emergency shelter for homeless families in Central Ohio. Kaira has received numerous awards for her community service, including the national Kiwanis Service to Mankind Award, among many others. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Congressman Harley Rouda, and her four twenty-something children.

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