June was a busy reading month, but perhaps not a successful one.
I read nine books in June. Of those, I gave a single fiction book a perfect grade. A lot of the books that I read were good, but they just weren’t great. There are still other books that are worthwhile on my reading list.
The Amazon review of My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing compares the book to Dexter, and I totally get that comparison. The book is full of twists and psycho logic, but you won’t enjoy it if you take it too seriously.
The book is about a suburban tennis coach and his realtor wife, Millicent. The couple and their two teenagers live what looks like a perfect, cookie cutter life in their upscale neighborhood, until you find out that they’re murderers.
Millicent was supposed to have killed and dumped Lindsay, a woman who went missing a year before she was found in an abandoned hotel. The couple kidnapped Lindsay to spice up their marriage, but Millicent apparently held her captive for a year without her husband knowing. Millicent says she tried to throw police off of their crime by adopting the methods of a local serial killer, Owen Oliver Riley. Her husband thinks this is a good idea initially, until he learns more about Riley and realizes that the story won’t work.
My Lovely Wife has a weird storyline, but I think that’s why I like it. It’s not like any other book I’ve read in a long time. It’s worth picking up, if you can handle the absurdity.
There it is! My favorite book of June. I hope you love it, if you decide to read it.