My Perfect Wife: An absolutely unputdownable domestic suspense novel

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I finally have everything I ever wanted. A home with floor-to-ceiling windows, a devoted husband who dazzles everyone he meets, and two angelic children I adore. But as I watch my husband chatting with the girl next door, I wonder if anyone can see the sadness in my pretty pink smile, or hear the scream behind my straight white teeth?


I know I’m crazy to think there’s a hint of desire in his eyes.


I know it’s madness to see a flicker of fear in hers.


I know all this, because I’ve been wrong before.


And if I’m wrong again, he’ll try to take my children away.


The party is my last chance to prove to my husband that I’m on the mend, that I can handle something as simple as a drinks reception without snapping under the pressure. It’s all going perfectly, until I see something in the swimming pool that changes everything. But if I can’t trust myself to believe it’s real, who will?


A totally unputdownable page-turner about the darker side of love and what really goes on under the surface of perfect-looking lives. Clever and unexpected, this book will have you gripped from the very first page until the dramatic final twist. Fans of The Wife Between Us and The Mother-in-Law will be hooked.


Readers love My Perfect Wife:

‘Wow wow wow!Incredibly well written and I was hooked from page one... So many twists and turns. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I couldn't stop reading this fabulous book. Had me on the edge of my seat until I reached the mind-blowing conclusionI couldn't stop reading!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I was really taken by surprise… So much emotional turmoil, and so much suspense, it will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very last page.’ Goodreads reviewer


Wow, this was unputdownable!Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer


Gave me the chills, honestly!… I could not stop reading!... Top notch and I will recommend this to everyone! NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


Right from the start I was hooked and I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough… creating suspense in the lead up to the explosive finale… a chilling and addictive plot, well developed characters… I can’t recommend highly enough! Shelley’s Book Nook


‘Wow, I could not put this book down… kept me guessing literally until the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


A deliciously dark and twisted thriller which will keep you guessing until the very end. Concluding with an ending which you will never guess… it will send chills straight down your spine!! Stardust Book Reviews

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Bookouture
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Published on
Mar 4, 2020
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Pages
376
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ISBN
9781838881672
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Language
English
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Family Life / General
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Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Medical
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Women
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Distraught and terrified, Gemma doesn’t know where to turn. The only thing she knows is that her daughter’s life is in danger…

 

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