The Wife: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

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44 reviews

About this ebook

Zoe fainted on her wedding day, and she never knew why. She’s always felt sure something bad happened. Ten years later, she’s going to find out what…

It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Zoe was sitting in her hotel room, in her perfect white dress, looking forward to the moment when she would make kind, handsome Toby her husband.

Then, there was a blank.

They said she must have fainted, overcome with emotion. But nothing felt quite right afterwards. Did something happen in that missing time?

Now, Toby and Zoe have two beautiful children and a perfect life. They’re planning their ten-year anniversary party for their family and friends. The invitations have been sent, the food ordered. They’re going back to the grand hotel where they got married.

But as the anniversary gets closer, it becomes clear not everyone is looking forward to celebrating. Zoe catches Toby lying about where he’s been. One of her best friends seems to be ignoring her. And someone is spreading stories that might stop the party from happening at all.

Zoe is increasingly sure that she doesn’t have the full story. But does she want to know the truth, if it will destroy everything?

From the million-copy bestselling author, this totally gripping psychological thriller will have you hooked from the first page to the last jaw-dropping twist. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and The Wife Between Us.

See what readers are saying about The Wife:

‘WHAT A THRILLER!!!!… This one caused me sleepless nights because I couldn't put it down!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Oh my!!! Wow!!! Let's all hail Queen Shalini because this is another absolutely FANTASTIC book… A truly brilliant masterpiece’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Boy this Shalini Boland woman sure knows how to write a book!!!!!!That ending, wow!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wow!! Where to even start?!?… It kept me up most of the night!!!... I LOVED IT!!!!’ Kirsty Whitlock, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow Shalini has done it again!Read it in one glorious afternoon sitting!… kept you guessing throughout and the surprises just kept coming!… Totally captivating and brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Amazing! Thrilling!… I was HOOKED from the first page!!… that whopper of a twist at the end!?! I LOVED it!!Books on the Bookshelf, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wow!Tense and captivatingFull of twists and turns and shocks!… raced through it, eager to find out the ending – which was just brilliant!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wow, what an amazing read. Absolutely raced through this!SO many twists that my head was spinning! That ending! So so good!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Warning – when you read a Shalini Boland book, be prepared to not get anything else done!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I am so impressed! Every chance I got, I was sneaking in a few pages of this thrilling book… Gripped my attention in a way not many books do.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Shalini Boland never disappoints!… had me gripped from the very first page and I just couldn’t stop reading. Even waking up in the middle of the night, I would read a few chapters… loved the shocking twists at the end!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The ending in this book is everything!!… You won't want to put it down; read it in a day!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Thrilling, shocking, chilling, and unputdownable!… not one to be missed!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

44 reviews
Linda Phillips
September 9, 2020
The Wife By Shalini Boland Shalini is one of those authors that I know I will enjoy their book without reading the blurb. This book was no exception. I really enjoyed the storyline and had no idea where it was going. I liked the character of Zoe, and really had no idea of where the story was going, to the point I ended up staying up late as I got to a really good bit and just had to keep reading. I would love to read a sequel, written by the character who wrote the epilogue (keeping it vague to avoid spoilers) there is definitely potential there. Overall, great storyline and characters. On a side note, two of these characters have the same names as two of my 3 kids, was strange seeing them in print in the same sentence!!
Linda Strong
September 14, 2020
Ten years ago, Zoe married the love of her life, Toby. It almost didn't happen. Zoe fainted right before the ceremony, hitting her head and knocking her for a loop. She kept saying she was okay when she came to .. but she lied. She was dizzy and she felt out of place. That's all a blank for her ... she remembers nothing of the fall. She and Toby are planning a 10-year-anniversary party, inviting all their friends and family. But something is amiss. All of a sudden, her sister in law and close female friends are avoiding her. And then she catches her husband lying about where he's been. Someone is spreading stories to stop the party from happening. She knows it has something to do with what happened at her wedding.... Did something happen in that missing time? This page-turner begs the question ... how well do you know the people you surround yourself with? It's a steady fast pace with twists and turns and maybe a red herring or two. The characters are skillfully drawn, and not everyone is who you think they are. The ending came at a gallop, and was quite surprising. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the digital copy of this Psychological Thriller. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Jessica Farmer
September 9, 2020
4⭐️ for me! I thoroughly enjoyed The Wife. It’s a suspenseful story that keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering how things will play out! Zoe comes to on her wedding day, with no recollection of how she fainted or what happened immediately prior. Flash forward 10 years, happily married, & 2 kids later - she starts to remember bits and pieces of her wedding day and things are not as they seem. I like the writing style and the flashbacks between now and then. This story kept me wanting more and trying to figure out how it would end. I have to say I was surprised with the ending and wouldn’t have guessed how it would wrap up. I loved that the epilogue wrapped up with a different character’s perspective (no spoiler here) - but that was an awesome little twist! Will there be a sequel? I hope so! I look forward to reading more books by this author! Thanks to Shalini Boland, Bookouture, and NetGalley for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review!

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