PUBLICATION DATE: February 27th, 2019
Hi everyone and welcome to my stop on the Book Promo for Valerie Keogh’s new book The Housewife with Bookouture.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
“There’s no place like home” – that’s what I tell myself as I pull another flawless meal from the oven. This perfect house on a quiet street was supposed to be my sanctuary, a place to recover. But everything changed the moment I saw that woman in the charity shop. She triggered something dark, buried deep within my memory…
Now I’ve started forgetting small things, like locking the front door.
And bigger things, like remembering to pick my little girl up from nursery.
I feel terrified every time I pass through a particular spot in our living room.
And sometimes, when I’m alone, I’m sure I can hear a baby crying…
I think the woman in the shop knows what happened to me. But if I can’t trust myself to believe she’s real, who will?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Valerie Keogh grew up reading Agatha Christie so when she started writing it seemed natural to write crime novels. She writes two different series, one based in Ireland featuring Garda Sergeant Mike West and a grittier one based in the UK featuring Nicola Connolly, a serial killer.
The Garda West series: THAT ONE MAY SMILE, CLOSE RANKS, MURDER ON CLARE ISLAND and DEATH IN FOXROCK.
The Hudson and Connolly series: DEADLY SLEEP, TWISTED POWER, BITTER BUSINESS, and WICKED SECRET.
Valerie has also written a stand-alone psychological thriller, Exit Five from Charing Cross
In March 2018, Valerie signed a two-book contract with the publisher, Bookouture. The first of these, Secrets Between Us, is out now. The Housewife is published Feb 27th 2019.
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BUY THE BOOK:
The Housewife was an addictive, gripping story from the very beginning. What better than a main character, Diane, who is unpredictable and unreliable. Diane has a spotty memory, and forgets things on a daily basis, and this only added to the thrill and excitement of the book. I found myself turning the pages to see what would happen next. I was unable to put this book down and I devoured it.
Diane had a previous breakdown of which she has no memory of. She was seeing a therapist and herself and her husband hope that she is on the road to recovery. Diane and her husband believe that slowly bits and pieces of her memory will start to come back to her and she will be able to get her memory back. However, things happen that make Diane paranoid, fearful and she believes she is beginning to lose her mind.
Will Diane recover her memory? What exactly happened for her to lose her memory? Why did she have a breakdown?
A great psychological thriller that is sure to be a hit with book lovers.
MY RATING: 4/5 stars