The story begins gradually and drags the reader into the complicated world of Rachael – from being a ‘step’ to a mother and siblings who didn’t know she existed until her mother’s death when she was eight, to becoming a radio presenter.
The biggest complication, however, is the choice that present itself to her as a searching spinster determined to make the right decision.
Who is Mr. Right? Dongjap, her doting boss at work; the charming Ejike that takes her breath away; or Doug who keeps showing up in the right places and saying all the right things?
Ufomaee does a great job sailing us through these complications in the story, evoking vivid emotions and painting perfect pictures that lock the reader in the world within the pages of the book until the last dot.
As a reader, this is where I experience a downside: because the book is the first in a series, it leaves me wanting more, wondering what happens next and how Rachel progresses through her new life, especially after reading through her diary at the end.
Did the spirit lead her astray? Did she make the right choice? What does the future hold for all in the picture?
On the bright side, this is a good thing because it means I’m ordering the upcoming editions in the series as soon as they drop!
Read The Naive Wife now.