2022 ABIA Longlisted- The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth – Our Review
Messy, drama filled and absolutely thrilling best describes, ‘The Younger Wife’ by Sally Hepworth.
The sparkling facade of the Aston family is crumbling as family secrets and dynamics begin to consume each one of them. The patriarch, Stephen Aston is in love and remarrying, but this time to a much, much younger woman. Only problem is, he is still technically married to the mother of his two adult daughters, and they are more shocked than excited at their father’s new found love life.
Their Mum, and Stephen’s wife is in a nursing home suffering from debilitating dementia and they are understandably reserved in welcoming Heather into their family.
Tully and Rachel have their own lives and own catastrophes to tend to, and soon enough every truth the family members once relied on is coming into question. Who is Heather really, and why is she so desperate to marry Stephen anyway?
Timely, profound and absolutely engaging. Domestic thriller and fiction in one, this book will have you completely engrossed.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books