THE WIFE’S SECRET by KERRY WILKINSON #psychological #thriller @bookouture @kerrywk @nholten40
Title: The Wife’s Secret
Author: Kerry Wilkinson
Publication Day: 10th October 2018
What The Book Says
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.
Holy Hell Kerry Wilkinson where do you find the imaginative prose to snare your readers with the psychological thrillers which consume every part of our minds.
Well The Wife’s Secret is no exception, Kerry you have managed to create another thriller which drags you to Hell and back, so buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride.
Lets see what Kerry had in store for me as I began to leaf through the pages of The Wife’s Secret. Its a Wedding, a Hidden Past, a Secret………..the Past, the Present, the Future all collide, Charley has vanished just hours after her marriage to Seth. There are no witnesses, no evidence of anything untoward, Charley is just gone. As the hours pass it becomes apparent that Seth doesn’t really know his wife, what secrets are hidden in her past and can Seth live with them, only time will tell.
As each page turns the secrets and lies unfold, slowly escalating, building a picture, tying together the threads, eventually as the ending draws near and the final pages turn, I held my breath and gasped………….Now Its Your Turn!
I’m not one for spoilers as I believe a well written book needs no interpretation or over indulging introductions, but the basis of well rounded character are a must and Kerry fulfilled this with Charley in my opinion. Kerry has painted almost a parallel picture of Charley, a shy introvert with a skill for the dramatics, it’s almost like Charley is no amateur, having a flare for deception while her past stays buried, but living the present as an impoverished soul.
Seth on the other hand is quite gullible, he for all intensive purposes has blinkers on, he perceives Charley as being perfect when in fact she is fallible, Seth is ultimately a soft hearted, gentle notion of a man who lacks bite but is a constant in peoples lives.
Overall Kerry has produced an amazing new psychological thriller, The Wife’s Secret, which will have you picking your jaw up from the floor will all the intricate twists and turns. Bravo Kerry, Bravo!
My thanks to Bookouture, Kerry Wilkinson and Noelle Holten for the opportunity to read and review an advanced readers copy of The Wife’s Secret in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. It has been a privilege to be part of the Blog Blitz for another phenomenal standalone book by Kerry.
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’.