The Wife Before Me: A twisty, gripping psychological thriller

· Bookouture
46 reviews

About this ebook

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found.

Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together they can help each other.

Now Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of.

And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia.

Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone.

Elena must find the person who wrote these letters if she is to save herself.

A totally breathtaking page-turner about the darker side of love and what really goes on behind closed doors. This book will have you gripped from the very first page until the dramatic final twist.

Read what everyone is saying about The Wife Before Me:

Wow! What a novel! If you read only one suspense book this year, make sure it’s The Wife Before Me. Electrifying, tautly written, and heart-stopping… It was so real, so powerful, I had to put it down a few times and walk away to let my emotions settle.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘I couldn't put this book down, it really is that good… I honestly can't rate this book highly enough. 5 stars just isn't enough. Book of the year for me! Don't miss this one.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘Laura Elliot has done it again - another twisty suspenseful thriller! Keeps you on the edge of your seat with many turns and surprises. The Wife Before Me is a pulse-pounding thrill ride from beginning to end!’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘Wow! I read multiple books at once and had a hard time swapping to the others when I started this one! Starts with a bang and ends with one too!’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘To say I thoroughly enjoyed it is an understatement. If you are looking for a psychological thriller that will get you thinking and guessing all the way through the book, this one is for you. I love Laura's writing and I have to say she excelled herself with this one. It will bring you on a rollercoaster of emotions and right up to the end you can't call it.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘This was a nail-biting, gripping, too-close-for comfort compelling read that I could not put down. This book is an absolute winner.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Built up in intensity with brilliantly described scenes that left me racing through the book to find out how the story would finish.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘A gripping thriller which will have you reading way past your bedtime! I enjoyed the book and the twisting plot…An engrossing thriller I thoroughly enjoyed.’ Escape With A Book, 5 stars

‘WOW! One of the best reads of the year! I was entertained throughout the entire book. The characters come to life and are brilliantly portrayed. Excellent writing - I truly loved this book! A definite MUST READ! NetGalley Reviewer

Ratings and reviews

46 reviews
Sheila Easson
August 24, 2018
This novel grabbed my attention instantly and maintained its momentum. I feel as though I've been dragged through a hedge backwards after reading this book. Tension vibrates strongly throughout. It's a blistering, shocking story of domestic abuse at its highest level. A lovely sympathetic smile from a handsome stranger at a funeral and Elena is transported into a sea of bliss as her romance ignites with the personable Nicholas but all too soon into the dark, terrifying jaws of Hell. They both have a history of losing loved ones recently which should have drawn them together. It forced them apart. Nicholas's wife, Amelia drowned in a suspected suicide. Elena, as his second wife is unnerved and insecure - unsure of how to compete with his sainted dead wife whom he refuses to discuss. The characterisation is so real that I felt myself trying to rein Elena in on several occasions. She was apt to provoke, challenge and confront him but she didn't deserve the punishment meted out. Nonetheless, it is a tempestuous marriage and despite giving him two children the dynamics did not change. The ending is genius, but it nearly turned my hair white. A fantastic read. Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture.
3 people found this review helpful
Roslyn Holman
January 6, 2019
Domestic violence is unfortunately still part of society, though more open that it was decades ago. Many of us struggle trying to understand why someone would stay in an emotionally or physically abusive relationship. This story gives you some insight as to why someone may, apart from being a really interesting story with a lot of twists that you don't expect. Held my interest from page one to the unexpected conclusion.
3 people found this review helpful
Angell Osborne
October 7, 2018
This book is amazing! Very well written, spoke to me as, unfortunately, I felt a kinship with the wives. Get your tissues and /or chocolate and wine ready LOL.
4 people found this review helpful

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