The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Younger Wife

A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself.

Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money.

With their mother in a precarious position, Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the truth about their family’s secrets, the new wife closing in, and who their father really is.

Heather has secrets of her own. Will getting to the truth unleash the most dangerous impulses in all of them?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:


I have been a fan of Sally Hepworth for many years- from her emotional books to her more recent thriller type books.



I started The Younger Wife right before I went on a mini vacation to Biloxi, MS and then sat by the pool for 2 days and finished it. I was VERY intrigued by the storyline- how Sally had laid out the story.

One thing you have to know before I go any further in this review- while I received a paper ARC, I read the Netgalley ARC and the endings are different. After finishing the book, I chatted with another blogger about the ending and while we both felt the ending left us with some questions,  we soon realized that we had read different versions of the book. So I went and found my paper ARC and that ending, which is the finished copy ending from my understanding, leaves you with less questions (imo).


What I Liked:

The cover! I have always loved Sally’s covers and this is no exception.

Heather. I loved her determination.

The layout of the book- the current time and time leading up to current time kept me flipping pages.



Bottom line: For me, while I think I wanted certain parts of the book more explicitly stated as to “yes, this happened”, I can see how fun it would be to discuss the characters and their motivations in a book club.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

5 thoughts on “The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

  1. I’m glad you mentioned that. I read the netgalley and wondered about the ending. I’ve learned that netgalley sometimes has really early ARC material and there can be changes before publication. I’m curious about the ending, now. I enjoyed the book, regardless.

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