Updated: Aug 3, 2020
A dramatic, diabolical and spellbinding story just perfect for a day at the beach
Small-town girl, Tabitha Girard is waitressing at a bar and grill just trying to make ends meet when her long lost summer love walks back into her life. The handsome Connor Ford is now ten years older, even richer than before, and unhappily married. Connor is married to the wealthy, powerful businesswoman and philanthropist Nina Ford of Southampton. She is much older than Connor and had made him sign a pre-nuptial agreement prior to their marriage—if her cheats on her or leaves her, he gets nothing from her immense fortune.
When Nina takes her own life, Conner is finally free. He immediately marries Tabitha, who he says he has loved since their summer fling ten years earlier. Soon after the wedding, questions arise about whether Nina really committed suicide in her Southampton pool. Who would have murdered her? Connor certainly had the most to gain. Was Tabitha involved too?
THE WIFE WHO KNEW TO MUCH is a fast-moving compulsive read. The writing is tight, clever and satisfying and will immediately capture your attention. It’s a dramatic, diabolical and spellbinding story with an unexpected ending.
Tabitha’s character is totally out of her element when she marries Connor and moves into Windswept, Nina’s immense beachfront home in the Hamptons. Tabitha’s naiveté and her poor judgement is sometimes frustrating but is what propels the narrative. The characters of Nina and Conner were well developed. My favorite part of the book was the many twists and turns throughout. This is a highly recommended reading escape experience
Michele Campbell is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School and a former federal prosecutor in New York City. She gave up her big-city legal career and moved with her husband and two children to an idyllic New England college town. Since then, she has spent her time teaching criminal and constitutional law and writing novels.
Thanks to Netgalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
Publisher St. Martin’s Press
Published July 28, 2020