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The Senator's Wife

Sister writing duo Liz Constantine delivers another twisty psychological thriller!

Philanthropist Sloane and her husband, Senator Whit Montgomery, grew close after tragedy widowed them both. They are in DC and living among the mover and shakers, but Sloane has been dealing with lupus since her 20s and now needs hip replacement surgery. Realizing they need help after Sloane's surgery, they hire a home health aide. Enter the attractive Athena. At first, everything seems great, but Sloan's health deteriorates unexpectedly. Athena also helps with Sloane's foundation and starts asking invasive questions, and something is happening between Athena and Whit.

It's hard to write a review for this without spoilers! I have enjoyed some of this writing duo's previous books, and if you've read any of those, you know their books are fast-paced and very twisty, and this is no exception! A Multiple-POV, slow-burn psychological thriller with juicy secrets, scandals, and betrayals set against the monied and dark underbelly of the political world. However, this isn't a political thriller. Political figures and their dirty dealings factor into the story, but primarily this is a domestic/psychological thriller, one that is muddled by the effects of illness and possibly tampered with medications on the FMC. The authors did a good job of planting doubt throughout, making me unsure who to trust, and my opinions regarding certain characters shifted a few times. Short chapters and a jaw-dropping twist make this over-the-top fun and perfect for a beach read!

Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing, Ballentine, for the opportunity to review this ARC. I enjoyed it!

My steep was Healing Hibiscus Cocktail by Tealyra, a blend of rooibos, honeybush, lemongrass, ginger, lemon verbena, hibiscus, and rose petals.


In this town, anyone is replaceable. . . .

After a tragic chain of events led to the deaths of their spouses two years ago, D.C. philanthropist Sloane Chase and Senator Whit Montgomery are finally starting to move on. The horrifying ordeal drew them together, and now they're ready to settle down again—with each other.

As Sloane returns to the world of White House dinners and political small talk, this time with her new husband, she's also preparing for an upcoming hip replacement—the latest reminder of the lupus she's managed since her twenties. With their hectic schedules, they decide that hiring a home health aide will give Sloane the support and independence she needs postsurgery. And they find the perfect fit in Athena Karras.

Seemingly a godsend, Athena tends to Sloane and even helps her run her charitable foundation. But Sloane slowly begins to deteriorate—a complication, Athena explains, of Sloane's lupus. As weeks go by, Sloane becomes sicker, and her uncertainty quickly turns to paranoia as she begins to suspect the worst. Why is Athena asking her so many probing questions about her foundation—as well as about her past? And could Sloane be imagining the sultry looks between Athena and her new husband?

Riveting, fast-paced, and full of unbelievable twists, The Senator's Wife is a psychological thriller that upends the private lives of those who walk the halls of power. Because when you have it all, you have everything to lose.

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