Second Wives by Carey Baldwin
Published: March 17, 2023
Genre: Psychological Thriller
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Carey Baldwin is a USA Today bestselling author of psychological suspense. Also a dedicated physician, she holds two doctoral degrees, one in medicine and one in psychology. Her experience in the fields of medicine and psychology often informs her writing. She loves reading and writing stories that keep you off balance and on the edge of your seat. Carey lives in the southwestern United States with her amazing family. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and chasing wildflowers.
“As long as I live, I promise I will never let anyone hurt you.”
Brigid suspected something was wrong with her marriage long before she said anything. Nash denied there being any problems, but Brigid couldn’t move past it. When they divorced, Nash eloped with Charity, a mutual friend. In her shock, Brigid fell in love with Jackson, Charity’s ex-husband. Now, the secrets are deep, the truth deadly, and memories are returning.
This was intense. I enjoyed the build-up and found the controlled chaos well organized. I was shocked by the big reveal, and I was wrong about who I suspected was the guilty party.
There are a lot of characters in this book, but the core cast is well-developed. I liked the dynamic and the familial bond they had. Their lives felt very wealthy Southern Cali.
I loved that water and darkness were also major characters throughout this book. That was clever and well done. This was like riding a roller coaster. The first dip was surprising, the second scary, and the final drop is critical.