I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for excellent thriller His Hidden Wife by Wendy Clarke. Thank you to Sarah Hardy and Bookouture for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
If you come a little closer you might hear the way the man speaks to his wife.
You might notice that the woman doesn’t have any close friends. That sometimes her husband doesn’t want her to leave the house. You might wonder if that’s a scar her beautiful daughter is hiding on her neck.
When you read the local newspaper and hear the news that the wife has fallen from the cliffs, you’ll question whether it was really an accident at all.
And when the husband starts dating someone new – a woman with the same long dark hair and big blue eyes as his wife – will you say something this time?
Because someone has to protect the little girl and stop history from repeating itself. And it may already be too late.
A thrilling and twisty tale, His Hidden Wife will keep you up all night, desperate to race through to its final conclusion. Readers of Gone Girl, The Couple Next Door and Lisa Jewell will be hooked.
Wendy has two children and three step-children and lives with her husband, cat and step-dog in Sussex. When not writing, she is usually indulging in her passion for dancing, singing or watching any programme that involves food!
His Hidden Wife by Wendy Clarke is one of those books that isn’t always easy to review without giving too much away. It’s a gripping and suspense filled psychological thriller that kept me guessing throughout, the dual narration increasing the tension and adding a real sense of mystery as the story progressed.
Told from the differing perspectives of Maya, who is Stephen’s daughter, and Teresa his work colleague, the story is very much a character driven one, the intrigue and suspense ramping up as long kept secrets and lies are slowly exposed. The atmospheric setting adds to the chilling sense of mystery, with the tension ratcheting up to almost breaking point as the story heads towards a shocking conclusion that I did not see coming.
As a young child of six, Maya witnessed her mother fall from the cliffs near their home. Now eighteen her world is rocked to the core once again when her father brings home Amy, a woman who looks and acts exactly the same as the mother she lost so many years before. Amy’s arrival brings the memories of the day her mother died back to the forefront of Maya’s mind, making her question everything she thought she knew about what actually happened on that fateful day.
And then we have Teresa, Stephen McKenzie’s colleague at the Wellbeing Clinic that he runs. Seeing things from both Maya and Teresa’s perspective gave the story a chilling sense of mystery and suspense that I loved. Stephen himself is something of an enigma, the women in his life taking over the narrative, slowly revealing the truth behind the secrets of the past as this dark and chilling tale drew to a close.
Full of twist, turns, shocks and surprises that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, His Hidden Wife is a thoroughly entertaining psychological thriller that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
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