His Hidden Wife by Wendy Clarke

I’m so delighted to be able to tell you about this thrilling book today. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Book Description:
The first time you see them, out for an evening walk on the cliffs, you’ll think they’re the perfect family. You’ll see a wife who looks so happy, strolling peacefully beside her husband in his dark winter coat, holding her daughter’s hand. But you have no idea what’s really happening in their house…

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.

My Review:

Well, this was a very intriguing and compelling book! Everyone seems to be keeping a secret, and you will feel like trusting nobody.

The prologue is certainly arresting, it starts with the day that Maya’s mother dies, when Maya is six years old. We then fast forward to the present day, and the story is told from both Maya’s, the daughter, now eighteen years old, and Teresa, a friend and work colleague of her father’s, point of view.

When Stephen, Maya’s father, appears with a new partner, Amy, who is so like his dead wife in appearance, I didn’t know what to think. Was he trying to replace her? Had he told the truth about how she died? As the plot twists and turns its way to the conclusion, I found myself suspecting everyone and everything. When the final twists come, none of it was what I expected at all.

The setting is very atmospheric, and a little creepy. They live on a remote coastal path, near where Maya’s mother plunged to her death, and this really adds to the tension, and sinister undercurrent of the story.

A very cleverly plotted, eerie and memorable thriller, this is one that I won’t forget in a hurry.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Author Bio:

Wendy Clarke was a teacher until the small primary school where she worked closed down. Now she is a writer of psychological suspense but is also well known for her short stories and serials which regularly appear in national women’s magazines.

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!





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