Judging books by their covers: Books with ‘wife’ in the title

books with wife in the title

Welcome to the new She Reads feature, Judging Books By Their Covers. Want a fun way to discover your next favorite book and author? In this ongoing series, we’ll be bringing you unique posts on book covers that are oddly similar while the stories inside are vastly different. From old books to new releases, take a look, and you might be surprised to find a brand new favorite author, based only on the book cover and title. To kick off this series, we’re bringing you a selection of books with the word ‘wife’ in the title.

Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover?

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Assumptions will be made when you read this thriller by the writing power duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. But, assume nothing. You’ll meet a jealous ex-wife and her replacement – a beautiful younger woman who is going to marry the man they both love. This is a twisty love triangle that is “deliciously chilling.”


The Millionaire’s Wife by Shalini Boland

Anna never expected to receive an email that would bring up the secrets from her past, but when she does, she knows she needs to take action. A woman is dead, Anna knows who did it and she fears she might be next to die. In order to protect herself and her husband, she must confess to him about her first love, only to discover that maybe she’s not the only one keeping secrets.


The Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder

When Natasha’s husband and little girl go missing, she knows she must do anything to get her daughter back. Even if that means she has to get help from her husband’s ex-wife, Jen. But will she be able to trust Jen, and did either of them really know the man they both married?


Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

Beth is on the run from her violent husband, hoping that he won’t be able to find her. Jeffrey discovers his wife Sabine is missing. As this story intertwines, these three people – Beth, Sabine and Jeffrey – are doing all they can to keep the truth from being discovered.


The Other Wife by Michael Robotham

When Joe learns that his father, who has been married to his mother for 60 years, has been attacked and is in the hospital, he rushes to his bedside. Already distraught over the attack, Joe is equally shocked to find a strange woman at his dad’s side, a woman who is covered in his father’s blood and weeping. As Joe investigates who this woman is and what has happened, he’ll realize that he never really knew his father and that there’s a price to finding out the truth.


The Liar’s Wife by Samantha Hayes

Ella wakes up in a hospital scared and disoriented, not sure what has happened to her. When a nurse tells her not to worry, that her husband will be back soon, Ella is even more confused. Because Ella is not married, nor has she ever been.


The Housewife by Valerie Keogh

When our main character spots a woman in a shop that she thinks she knows, something deep within her is triggered in her memory. She starts forgetting things, like to pick her daughter up from nursery school, and she’s terrified at moments throughout the day. Something has happened, but she’s not sure what. She only knows that the woman she saw, who may or may not be real, has the answers as to what has happened to this housewife.


The Loyal Wife by Natalie Barelli

Tamra is outraged when she discovers her husband is having an affair, and Mike really should have considered the wrath of his wife before cheating on her. Tamra knows that Mike has done something very evil, and as she plans her revenge, she knows that the secret must be shared. As Tamra sets out to ruin her husband’s life, things start to spiral out of control, but it’s too late for Mike because his “perfect, loyal wife” is getting revenge.

What’s your favorite book with the word ‘wife’ in the title? We’d love to hear in the comments!

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Stephanie Elliot

Stephanie Elliot writes for a variety of websites and magazines on topics such as parenting, mental health issues, relationships, and of course, books. She is an editor and book reviewer. Stephanie is also the author of the young adult novel, Sad Perfect, which was inspired by her own daughter’s journey with ARFID, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their three children. For more info, visit www.stephanieelliot.com.

1 Comment
  1. I’ve read five that I’ve reviewed:
    The Time Traveler’s Wife,
    The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
    The Restaurant Critic’s Wife,
    The Photographer’s Wife, and
    The Chocolate Maker’s Wife.

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