Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Blog Tour: The Wife's secret by Kerry Wilkinson

Title: The Wife's Secret
Author: Kerry Wilkinson
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Genre: Thriller, Mystery
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Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 10th October 2018
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
A gripping psychological thriller with a heart-stopping twist

Charley Willis was thirteen years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs.

Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing.

No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is.

One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning.

A totally gripping psychological thriller that will keep you reading until the very last jaw-dropping twist.
My Thoughts
I've been a fan of Kerry's since I read his first YA book, and I've followed him since then, picking up the Jessica Daniels series, as well as his recent stand alones. When the opportunity came to be part of the blog tour for The Wife's Secret I didn't hesitate in signing up, and although this review may me short and vague, trust me it’s for your best interest that YOU discover the secrets that lie within the pages of this book.
The Wife's Secret begins on what should be the happiest day of Seth an Charley's lives, but the disappearance of Charley means Seth is not celebrating their marriage, and is in fact trying to find out what happened and where she went.

I really liked that the story itself isn’t one based in the present, that there is also a lot of back story to Charley and her family, which we get to explore with alternating chapters from present to past, each chapter bringin us slowly closer to the present. There were a lot of things happening to Charley, which affects how she acts and behaves in the present, and as local why she does certain things. I enjoyed getting to see the close friendships she has with her friends and some family members, and how they rally around o help Seth in his time of need.

As I progressed through the book I really got a feel for the characters, and seeing what Charley went through as a child was heartbreaking. Seth knows only the public facts about his new wife, so is just as surprised with some revelations as I was. I loved the twists and turns throughout the book, and how I could never really put my finger on what had happened. Just as I think I might getting close another addition to the story is revealed and what I thought was going to happen turns out wrong.

I love how the author, Kerry Wilkinson, has built up a history for Charley, which makes her feel more real and has you becoming invested in her story and her ending. I enjoyed the trickle of backstory and revelation of family secrets which shows how important the ‘public face’ was for the family but also how damaging it was for her. Her relationship with her sister was a strong base which really helps her through some bad times and I love how her sister, Martha, is willing to stand up against anyone in order to ensure they are safe.

The Wife’s Secret was a book I thoroughly enjoyed, and while part of me wanted it to end so I could finally know what was going on, the other part of me wanted to keep reading, to have a never ending story of Charley and Seth.

Author Bio:
Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 bestsellers in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, as well as top-five books in Australia. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States.

As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy - a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults - a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.

Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like 'barm' and 'ginnel'.

When he's short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he's not, he writes it all down.

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