The Divorce: A gripping psychological thriller with a fantastic twist

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‘I couldn’t put this book down. Wow, wow, wow.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

Amazing read. I couldn't put it down and finished it in a day.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

‘Absolutely fantastic. Had me gripped!!! Loved it!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer


They seemed like any other couple


Josh and Lydia Green. A doctor, and a stay-at-home mother. They met at a party, which led to a dinner, which led to a happy and comfortable life together. They married young, and had children earlier than planned.


Their marriage seemed like any other marriage

They have their moments, of course – who doesn’t? With Josh working longer hours in the hospital, and Lydia feeling increasingly isolated at home, the strain is starting to show. They don’t talk as much as they used to.


But they have a secret like no other

Not every wife is as scared as Lydia.

Not every husband is hiding as much as Josh.

Not everything you think about them is true.


And this book contains a twist like no other…


The Divorce is an absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller which will have you hooked until the final incredible twist. Perfect for everyone who loved Gone Girl, The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us.

Readers are loving The Divorce

‘Once I started reading this book, I found it impossible to leave down, the story was gripping from the start and it keeps you guessing to the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


I raced through this book once started and can honestly say I didn’t see the plot twist coming which was original and very clever. I highly recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Drawn in from the first pages, a book I read late into the night.’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars


This book was everything I wanted, and didn't even know at the time. There are so many twists and turns, and just when I thought that I had it all figured out, I was proven wrong time after time. I read this book in one sitting because I simply could not put it down. Highly recommended.’ Cuppfam, 5 stars

‘A brilliant psychological thriller that had me gripped.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 ‘So clever and thoroughly gripping!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘What a read… From the first page I was hooked. It had me enthralled, I could not stop reading!… So many twists, turns and heartache.’ Goodreads Reviewer


A great book!… I definitely recommend this!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Gripped me from the very first page.’ Goodreads Reviewer


I loved it… Well written, entertaining, and difficult to put down. I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘I was propelled through the narrative quickly, desperate to see where it was all going.’ Goodreads Reviewer


Absolutely loved this novel! Excellent character development, and totally keeps you wanting to find out what happens next.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


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28 reviews
ReadAlongWithSue Ward
July 4, 2019
I tend to read reviews after I’ve read a book myself if I already own it or have it to review. There’s some mixed reviews for sure. Although I have this authors other books on my kindle, and I’m ashamed to say I’ve not got around to reading them....yet. I understand they are more in the line of police procedures unlike this one. So maybe because I’m all “zumped” out of police procedures is why I enjoyed this one. It is based around a Counsellor whose own first marriage wasn’t .....just let me say.....successful. Her second marriage was. In circumstances we find her “working from home” We learn early on that something is playing on her mind but it wasn’t clear to me what that was. I guessed several times but was off target. Then this couple come to her for counselling and it’s growing clear to me that their relationship is , shall we say, not all it seems to be. Of course it isn’t! I hear you say! They wouldn’t be there if there was nothing wrong with their marriage...right? Several times my mind changed. I go by “if something is obvious, then that’s the way to go” but this time, nope. I was pulled in. I loved this story and the plot, the writing it was so easy to follow and identify with the characters. Not too many people in this so was easy to follow. The characters were very well rounded I thought. It’s not an edge if your seat thriller. You won’t bite your nails down to the skin. You won’t find your jaw dropping, but what you will find is a great story behind the words, a great setting for a plot and a steady read that keeps you guessing. And sometimes that’s all you need depending on the book. I liked it. My downfall was the ending. I went back and read it three times with a frown on my face. I’m still a bit confused about it. It has made me eager to read her other books in order though, so that’s a good thing....right? She loves thrillers (she said in the back of this book) she’s tried something other than police procedures and I sincerely hope she writes more of these.
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Marnie Harrison
July 7, 2019
This is a really interesting read into the human psyche. It is an intriguing story which looks like it is going to be about a normal couple going through a troublesome time, but there is so much more to the story. There are only three characters in this book, which I thought I was going to struggle a bit with as I like there to be more to keep my interest, but Victoria does a great job with them, and they are very well developed, written well and very believable. With so little characters it makes for an intense read which is mostly told within the therapy sessions, which is what makes this standout. I went through all of the normal emotions with each of the characters, from a dislike of Josh who comes across as an arrogant jerk and someone I defiantly would not want to be married too, to sympathy towards Lydia who clearly is suffering at the hands of her domineering husband and is just crying out for help, to a feeling of dread from Karen the marriage counsellor, who feels an unease around the couple, and has some demons of her own that she needs to face. Victoria gives the reader a thorough insight into each of the characters through individual chapters, and what starts as a slow burn, builds up momentum throughout to a thrilling conclusion that I did not see coming! You have the sense when reading it that there is going to be a big explosion and it does not disappoint. This is the first book that I have read from Victoria. She is a great storyteller and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. All up this is an enjoyable read full of suspense that I highly recommend. Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Victoria Jenkins for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Divorce in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are not biased in anyway.
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Linda Strong
July 4, 2019
Karen is a therapist, mostly dealing with couple who have marriage problems. She listens to them, and tries to help them save their marriage. Lydia and Josh Green are new clients. Almost immediately she senses something not quite right. The two of them seem to disturb something in Lydia ...something from her past. Lydia seems to be frightened of her controlling husband. Josh is plainly angry and seems to be hiding .. something. As Karen spends more time with the couple, she more apprehensive and afraid she seems. What is it about their behavior that sets her teeth on edge? This is a well-written psychological thriller sprinkled with lies and deception. Karen is like a rat cornered by the cat. What is she hiding from her past? Are Lydia and Josh plotting... something? The ending is spectacular and quite surprising. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for providing the advanced digital copy of THE DIVORCE at no charge. I am leaving this review voluntarily. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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