Monday 31 May 2021

Book Review: The Serial Killer's Wife by Alice Hunter

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AD* | They’re saying he’s a monster. And they’re saying she knew.

Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood – they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family.

When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now – what if he’s crashed his car? She fears the worst.

But the worst is beyond imagining.

As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband.

They’re husband and wife – till death do them part...

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Tense, twisting, and deliciously intense, The Serial Killer's Wife is bound to keep you up all night!

This book is a domestic, psychological thriller of the highest regard; a real masterpiece of the genre. It's well-plotted, carefully constructed, and executed to perfection. 

The main character is Beth, a woman who - on the surface - seems to have a perfect life. With a dream marriage, a beautiful daughter, her own successful business, and a gorgeous cottage in the countryside, it seems as though Beth and her husband Tom could want for nothing. Of course, though, there is always more than first meets the eye and it soon transpires that there are plenty of skeletons hiding in the Hardcastle's closet. 

The Serial Killer's Wife is very much a character-driven narrative, told from multiple perspectives. Both Tom and Beth's viewpoints come together to share insights which gradually lead to more and more pieces of the puzzle being pieced together. It's a slow, creeping kind of tension - the sort that knows exactly how to get under your skin. 

By contrast, the chapters are short and punchy. This is the type of book that will suck you in and keep you wanting more. Just one more chapter! The story will be coming towards its spectacular conclusion before you even realise it.

If it's suspense you're after, The Serial Killer's Wife is exactly what you need. It's mysterious, dramatic, and addictive. But the real question remains... did she know?

Rating: 4 stars

The Serial Killer's Wife is available to buy now.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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