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The Next Wife Audiobook

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Read By: Rachel Jacobs, Teri Clark Linden, Stephen Graybill, Megan Tusing Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781713559511

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Longest Chapter Length:

20:25 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:04 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

08:44 minutes

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Publisher Description

There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.

Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age. Ambitious. She’s cultivated a friendship with Ashlyn. Tish believes she’s won.

She’s wrong.

Tish Nelson has it all. Youth, influence, a life of luxury, and a new husband. But the truth is, there’s a lot of baggage. Namely, his first wife—and suspicions of his infidelity. After all, that’s how she got John. Maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway, far from his vindictive ex. If Kate plans on getting John back, Tish is one step ahead of her.

She thinks.

But what happens next is something neither Kate nor Tish saw coming. As best-laid plans come undone, there’s no telling what a woman will do in the name of love—and revenge.

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Rouda’s talent for making readers question everything and everyone shines through on every page of her propulsive new thriller The Next Wife. Her narrators are sharp and unpredictable, each one with a tangle of secrets to unravel. The Next Wife will leave you tense and gasping, with a chilling twist you won’t see coming.

— Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight 


  • The Next Wife

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

  • Rouda hits the ground running and never stops…[The Next Wife] is so much fun that you’ll be sorry to see it end with a final pair of zingers. The guiltiest of guilty pleasures.

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • This gripping psychological thriller from Rouda (The Favorite Daughter) offers a refreshing setup…Rouda keeps the reader guessing as the plot takes plenty of twists and turns. Suspense fans will get their money’s worth.

    — Publishers Weekly
  • Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Add another scorned woman and you have the ingredients for one firestorm of a novel…Bring the popcorn for this high-noon of a novel, replete with deliciously snarky dialogue and a satisfying twist.

    — Library Journal
  • Kaira Rouda balances the sassiness and wit of Real Housewives with the suspense and excitement of a Hitchcock film, creating a true page-turner that is sharp and fun while still gripping and tension filled. The Next Wife is almost impossible to put down!

    — The Nerd Daily
  • This is a guilty pleasure of a thriller: fast, dramatic, and satisfying.

    — Business Insider
  • A delicious revenge thriller, this will elicit an evil chuckle or two as characters match wits and ultimately get what is coming to them.

    — Parkersburg News and Sentinel
  • In The Next Wife, two women go ruthlessly head-to-head. Kaira Rouda knows how to create the perfect diabolical characters that we love to hate. Equally smart and savage, this is a lightning-fast read.

    — Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.
  • One of the most insidious, compulsive books I’ve read recently. Kaira Rouda has a way of drawing you in with great characters, fast-paced writing, and a story that won’t let you go. Brilliant, dark, and dazzling.

    — Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It
  • One man. Two wives. Kaira Rouda has masterfully created cunning twists and sharp narration that take you on an unexpected and delicious journey and will leave you with a gasp. Devious and fun, The Next Wife should be the next book you read!

    — Wendy Walker, bestselling author of Don’t Look for Me
  • I absolutely inhaled The Next Wife. Nail-biting suspense, dark humor, and family intrigue. I savored every page and now have the worst book hangover. Loved it!

    — Michele Campbell, internationally bestselling author of The Wife Who Knew Too Much
  • The Favorite Daughter

  • Kaira Rouda’s husband, Harley, may have recently been elected to Congress, but she isn’t looking to make a name for herself just as a politician’s wife…The Gone Girl–style domestic suspense novel follows Jane, a narcissistic perfectionist dealing with the death of her daughter.

    — Washington Post
  • [An] exceptional psychological thriller…suspense fans will be amply rewarded.

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • Will hit you right in the heart.

    — Bustle
  • Rouda delivers a wickedly perfect thriller with The Favorite Daughter.

    — Good Life Family Magazine
  • Delightfully wicked fun!

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • Involving psychological suspense that reveals the cracks in what seems like a perfect life.

    — Booklist
  • B. A. Paris and Shari Lapena fans will fall head over heels for this suspenseful psychological thriller set in an upscale Southern California community.

  • Intense, creepy, and classic Rouda. A chilling story, told so well. Don’t miss it!

    — J. T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author
  • Leaves you wanting more.

    — Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
  • A smart, wickedly plotted psychological thriller brimming with dark surprises.

    — Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author
  • Compulsively readable and deeply satisfying psychological suspense.

    — Christina Alger, USA Today bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife
  • Alfred Hitchcock meets Patricia Highsmith in this masterful novel of psychological suspense. Quietly horrifying, tightly wound, and diabolical, The Favorite Daughter is a stunning page-turner.

    — A. J. Banner, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and #1 Amazon bestselling author
  • Crafty, unsparing, and gloriously Hitchcockian—a masterful glimpse into a world of privilege and appearance with a nasty edge.

    — Emily Carpenter, bestselling author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls and Every Single Secret
  • Both compelling and addictive, The Favorite Daughter is a roller coaster of a ride that will have you twisting and turning.

    — Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of Girls’ Night Out
  • Best Day Ever

  • A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.

    — Publishers Weekly
  • This latest psychological thriller from bestselling Rouda is destined to fly off the shelves, enticing readers to ride along as this multifaceted day in the life of the Stroms unfolds.

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • Darkly funny, scandalous, and utterly satisfying.

    — Kirkus Reviews

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About Kaira Rouda

Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author and is known for her small press novels Here, Home, Hope, and The Goodbye Year. Kaira has written for national and regional magazines; had her own society column in Columbus, Ohio, for more than a decade; built a national real estate franchise; and published a business book for women entrepreneurs with Wiley. She lives with her family in Laguna Beach, California.

About the Narrators

Karissa Vacker is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and actress. After graduating with a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, she performed in regional theaters across the country before moving to Los Angeles. She has guest starred in network television shows and films and continues to work on screen and stage. Her audiobook credits include romance, young adult fiction, and mystery thrillers.

Teri Clark Linden is a professional stage, screen, and voice-over actress with years of industry experience. She received her BA in theater from Chicago’s Roosevelt University and has been seen along side Laverne & Shirley star Cindy Williams in Kong’s Night Out at Meadow Brook Theatre. Appearances in film include Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise, Won’t Back Down with Viola Davis, and Super 8.

Stephen Graybill is an actor, producer, and award-winning voice-over artist. He was seen on television in The Girls Guide to Depravity, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order, and HBO’s The Wire. He has also acted on stage and done voice-overs for commercials, winning both a Gold Clio Award and a Silver Effie Award. He has also worked on over fifty audiobooks, including Jesus Swagger by Jarrid Wilson.

Megan Tusing is an actress, known for The Beginning and the End, The Share, and Odd Jobs. She has a bachelor’s degree in theatre from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.