By Liv Constantine
Sloane Chase, a DC philanthropist, and Senator Whit Montgomery are starting over. After the unfortunate death of their spouses, they find love again—with each other. A DC power couple, they move in the right circles, even rubbing elbows with the President and Vice-President.
They are anxious to start living happily ever after just as soon as Sloane has hip replacement surgery, a minor blip in their picture-perfect life. To assist Sloane during recovery, they hire Athena Karras, a home health aide with a wealth of nursing experience.
What starts as a good idea becomes a nightmare when Sloane suspects the aide has ulterior motives. Sloane’s health deteriorates, whether from her lifelong struggle with lupus or complications post-surgery, causing her to question what’s happening to her. Meanwhile, Whit and Athena become cozy, casting doubt on a complicated situation. Sloane gets caught up in the drama, uncertain if her marriage is in trouble. Sloane takes matters into her own hands when things heat up, but is it too late to save herself?
The Senator’s Wife is a psychological thriller that offers a fresh perspective on the behind-the-scenes goings-on in DC. The chapters are short and told through the eyes of Sloane, Whit, and Athena. The plot is fast-paced and addictive, keeping the reader engaged until the last scene. The final twist caught me by surprise, landing this book at the top of my must-read picks for summer.
Thank you to Netgalley for the advance reader's copy in exchange for my honest review.