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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Publisher: Dafina Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Shanora Williams
Book theme: Suspense
Language: English
Street Date: June 28, 2022
TCIN: 84722907
UPC: 9781496731111
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1990
Origin: Made in the USA


Book Synopsis

A new bride's fairytale marriage soon becomes a prison of secrets in this insidiously sexy, twist-filled psycho-drama reminiscent of the classic gothic tale Rebecca - from Shanora Williams, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE PERFECT RUIN. Perfect for fans of Liv Constantine, Tarryn Fisher, and Caroline Kepnes.

BookBub's Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2022

Samira Wilder has never had it easy, and when her latest lousy job goes south, things only promise to get harder. Until she unexpectedly meets a man who will change her life forever. Renowned pro golfer Roland Graham is wealthy, handsome, and caring, and Samira is dazzled. Best of all, he seems to understand her better than anyone ever has. And though their relationship moves a bit fast, when Roland proposes, Samira accepts. She even agrees to relocate to his secluded Colorado mansion. After all, there's nothing to keep her in Miami, and the mansion clearly makes him happy. Soon, they are married amid a media firestorm, and Samira can't wait to make a fresh start--as the second Mrs. Graham...

Samira settles into the mansion, blissfully happy--until she discovers long-hidden journals belonging to Roland's late wife, Melanie, who died in a tragic accident. With each dusty page, Samira comes to realize that perhaps it was no accident at all--that perhaps her perfect husband is not as perfect as she thought. Even as her trust in Roland begins to dwindle and a shadow falls over her marriage and she begins to fear for her own life, Samira is determined to uncover the truth of Melanie's troubled last days. But even good wives should know that the truth is not always what it seems...

Review Quotes

Advanced Praise for The Wife Before

"Shanora Williams has a keen eye for the tension that can build in a relationship...that paired with strong characters and a carefully built plot make this a read that absolutely begs to be finished in one sitting (which I did!). And that ending--let's just say it comes to a very satisfying conclusion! Plus, I'm a sucker for anything that plays on REBECCA and I got wild REBECCA vibes here!"
--Becky LeJeune,
Bookbar Denver (Denver, CO)

"This heart-pounding twisty thriller is an unexpected story of suspicion and redemption."
--Cari Dubiel, Twinsburg Public Library (Twinsburg, OH)

"An exceptional novel that you don't want to miss."
--Laura Fowler, J.V. Fletcher Library (Westford, MA)

"Shanora Williams weaves an intricate tale of domestic suspense. Readers will be gripped right from the very first sentence. This a must-read for thriller fans."
--Nicole McManus, My Sister's Books (Pawleys Island, SC)

About the Author

Shanora Williams is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty-five suspense and romance novels, including her traditional publishing debut, The Perfect Ruin, a selection of the Target Diverse Book Club. She began self-publishing in 2012 and first landed on the New York Times bestseller list when she was only nineteen years old. She lives with her husband and three sons near Charlotte, NC and can be found online at
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chloe - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Unfortunately, the book was poorly written, felt rushed, and there was nothing original about this thriller. The plot felt really sped up, I felt no love or chemistry between the main characters and as far as mysteries go, it was predictable. It was a relatively quick read with short chapters, but honestly it wasn’t for me.
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The Wife Name - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I couldn’t put this book down. I love it very interesting.
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