3.20.2022

finished reading

This is a twisty family story.  Each woman in the Aston family has her own dark side that filters the way she interacts with the world--from kleptomania, eating disorders, dementia, sexual trauma, gaslighting, and emotional and physical abuse.  The narrative thread weaves the three unreliable points of view together while relating the year leading up to the wedding scene.

I liked that the women are strong characters.  I liked that the mental disorders are depicted thoughtfully.  I liked that the sisters, Rachel and Tully have a strained relationship that builds into a tight bond.  I liked the relationship between the sisters and the young wife, Heather.  

From the publisher:
THE HUSBAND
A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself.

THE DAUGHTERS
Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money.

THE FORMER WIFE
With their mother in a precarious position, Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the truth about their family’s secrets, the new wife closing in, and who their father really is.

THE YOUNGER WIFE
Heather has secrets of her own. Will getting to the truth unleash the most dangerous impulses in all of them?

Thank you NetGalley and MacMillan Audio for allowing me to rate and review this title.

2 comments:

  1. I really like this author. I am excited to read this one. Glad you liked it. ♥

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  2. I liked this book a lot too. But then again, I love everything Sally Hepworth writes. Do you follow her on Instagram? She and her husband are a riot!!

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