The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth, Read by Zoe Carides, Jessica Douglas-Henry, Barrie Kreinik, and Caroline Lee
Domestic Suspense, Compellingly Performed
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Sandi Henschel discuss the four talented narrators who become the troubled women in Dr. Stephen Aston’s life. After opening with a shocking event, the novel is told in flashbacks clarifying the events leading up to Stephen’s third wedding and the effects he has on the women in his life. Zoe Carides, Jessica Douglas-Henry, Barrie Kreinik, and Caroline Lee highlight the uncertainties and worries of each woman and her problems. It is a novel full of gaslighting, manipulation, and probable abuse, and each narrator’s primary character is entirely compelling and convincing.
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