Thirty something Heather is soon to be The Younger Wife of sixty something Stephen. Stephen’s daughters, Tully and Rachel, are not happy. First, she is younger than both of them too. Worse, Stephen is still married to their mother, Pam.
Every person in the family has their issues. Pam lives in a nursing home with advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Tully is a compulsive shoplifter. Tully’s husband Sonny has lost all their money in one poor investment. Rachel hasn’t been in a relationship since high school. At Heather and Stephen’s wedding, the issues come to a head.
The Younger Wife makes the reader feel infinitely better about their own life—because it has to be better than these characters. These people are a messed-up bunch! The ending surprised me so much that I read it twice. This book would make a great beach or airplane read. 4 stars!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.