The Wife's House: An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller

· Bookouture
9 reviews

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Gripping.” Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars

Hooked from the very first page.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“Blew me away. I couldn’t put it down.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“Had me up all night!!!” The Shelves of a Bibliophile, 5 stars

Wow... I finished it in a few hours.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

“Just awesome.” Goodreads reviewer

“I couldn’t stop. 6 stars!” Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

The perfect home… or the perfect lie?

The moment my husband showed me Cliffside—a sleek and modern glass home perched on the edge of the jagged Big Sur clifftops—I fell in love. But when he was unexpectedly killed in an accident only weeks after we moved in, my whole life was shattered. Right there and then I made a pact with myself. I am never leaving this house.

Living alone, it wasn’t long before my mind began to play tricks on me. Footsteps along the beach, leading to my door, then blood-red flowers left on my step with a note that read Looking at you. Heartbroken and afraid, I retreated to the safety of my glass refuge. I am never leaving this house.

But now, as I stare out of the towering windows of my perfect home, I know there is someone out there staring back. And I start to wonder: has the time come to pay for my past mistakes? I know I’m in danger… I just don’t know how much.

This pulse-racing psychological thriller from USA Today bestselling author, Arianne Richmonde, will have you hooked from the very first page. If you are a fan of The Woman in the Window, Gone Girl and Netflix’s You, you will love The Wife’s House. Prepare to stay up all night!

What readers are saying about The Wife’s House:

Woah! What a ride! I read this book straight through cover to cover. Full of twists I never saw coming.’ Meandering and Muses, 5 stars

Gripping, heart-pounding and completely unpredictable.” Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars

A psychological thrill ride you won’t be able to look away from. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. 6 stars!” Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

Had me up all night to finish it. I just had to know how it ended!!! So many twists that I didn’t see coming.” The Shelves of a Bibliophile, 5 stars

“I was hooked from the very first page. This one blew me away. I couldn’t put it down. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Taut and tantalizingWow, this author has done a fabulous job. I loved every twist. I finished it in a few hours.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

“The author’s writing is so accomplished that I couldn’t help getting sucked in.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow! I read way past my bedtime simply because I didn’t want to stop reading.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“It’s rare that a thriller grips me from the first few pages, but this one did and it admirably didn’t loosen its hold until the end… The atmospheric setting, plentiful WTF moments and numerous plot twists all made this one of my favorite recent reads.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“Definitely a gripping psychological thriller from beginning to end! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“I enjoyed this excellent thriller very much. The storyline was exciting and kept me entertained all the way.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“A psychological thriller of epic proportions.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“If you are looking for a fast-paced thriller that will have you fully invested from the very first page, and keep you guessing until the very last, then look no further.” Goodreads reviewer

“It was creepy and had you looking over your shoulder at any noise… It was just awesome.” Goodreads reviewer

“This book was a remarkable read! It had me hooked from the very first page!” Goodreads reviewer

Ratings and reviews

9 reviews
Marnie Harrison
August 24, 2020
Bookouture come up with some of the most amazing covers for their books and The Wife’s House is no exception. I could not help but be drawn to this house, known as Cliffside and I just had to know what goes on behind those glass walls. It certainly does give off an ominous and foreboding vibe, that sets off the tone of the book perfectly. The story was intriguing to me in its originality and I couldn’t wait to jump in and get caught up in it. It has been very well thought through and plotted and right from the get go I felt uneasy, on edge and on a number of occasions, I had goosebumps with it’s creepy undertones. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect and just enhanced the story all the more. The characters have been well developed and although not all likeable have been written well. I also found it really interesting that we were never told the main protagonist name and she is just referred to as “The Widow”. It did mess with my head though, as I had to flick back through the pages to see if I had missed it, but it did add another layer of mystery to the story. The first half of the book is a slow burn as the foundation is laid, but at no point was I frustrated by this. I think this was helped knowing in the background that the tension and suspense was slowly bubbling away. When it boil over, it really does make for more of a thrilling second half, with some twists that will catch you off guard. This is the first book I have read from Arianne Richmonde and I would definitely read more from her. I enjoyed how she was able to draw me into the world that she has created here and really has delivered a thrilling and enjoyable read. Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Arianne Richmonde for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Wife’s House which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Kathleen Hughes
August 24, 2020
Beware of triplets bearing gifts. That happens The Wife’s House, a weird, wonderful, sometimes confusing, always exciting psychological thriller. Narrated in the first person (we never learn her name) by the widow of international lawyer and businessman Juan Trujillo, we watch as a confident woman, grieving the recent death of her husband, nearly loses her mind and her life. Shortly before his death in an accident, Juan had purchased Cliffside, a unique glass and wood house that juts out of a steep hill in Big Sur. Now living there isolated without Juan, she feels vulnerable and alone. First she watches three young people on the distant beach. Then, while on a walk, she meets triplets Dan, Kate and Jen. Finally, after she sees them walking through her yard, she invites them in. What follows is pure mayhem caused by addiction, mistaken identity, lies, a secret burial and the weather. Arianne Richmonde has delivered a gorgeously visual story which should be made into a movie. The characters are well described and have depth beyond what is expected in a mystery, The plot is full of twists and turns but these twists and turns are different. And I have never read a conclusion quite like the one that ends The Wife’s House. 5 stars. I’m waiting for the movie. Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Arianne Richmonde for this ARC.
2 people found this review helpful
Teri Hicks
July 11, 2020
I'm kind of torn about this between a four star and a three and a half star so I'm going to say three and a half star. The story was good well written psychological thriller I'm really loving these lately. The father does well with keeping the entry level or the anxiety level high waiting for the other shoe to drop. Lots of twists and turns however not knowing the character's name the widow, also her being returning but making some really piss poor decisions make it kind of hard to take. The ending well that was a little over top but it worked. Overall it's a really well-written story that I'm sure most will enjoy more

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