The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Publication: May 1st 2021 by Thomas & Mercer
Genre: Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Suspense
From Goodreads: 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.
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.
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.
My Thoughts… Oh how I needed this book. A thriller that had me turning pages and trying to guess where the twist would come in was exactly what I was looking for when I picked up Kaira Rouda’s The Next Wife.
A young, trophy wife takes the place of the wife who stood by his side as he became the man he was. The catch, they all work at the same place. I cannot even imagine going to work and having to look at the man who cheated on me and the woman he cheated with every day. Kate stuck it out, stayed on the job, and did it all with grace. Tish was jealous of Kate, she wanted everything Kate has. I so enjoyed watching the wives play games against each other. I kept reading in anticipation of what they would be doing next.
The end…YES! I loved it. I did not know where I was heading but I am so happy that I got there.
**Thank you Ann-Marie Nieves from GetRed PR for a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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Meet Kaira…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.