PUBLISHER: Park Row
PUBLICATION DATE: June 25th, 2019
Thank you to the Publisher, Park Row Books, and NetGalley for the eARC copy of Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle to read and share my review with others. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Beth Murphy is on the run…
For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for this day. A day some people might call any other Wednesday, but Beth prefers to see it as her new beginning–one with a new look, new name and new city. Beth has given her plan significant thought, because one small slip and her violent husband will find her.
Sabine Hardison is missing…
A couple hundred miles away, Jeffrey returns home from a work trip to find his wife, Sabine, is missing. Wherever she is, she’s taken almost nothing with her. Her abandoned car is the only evidence the police have, and all signs point to foul play.
As the police search for leads, the case becomes more and more convoluted. Sabine’s carefully laid plans for her future indicate trouble at home, and a husband who would be better off with her gone. The detective on the case will stop at nothing to find out what happened and bring this missing woman home. Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? The only thing that’s certain is that someone is lying and the truth won’t stay buried for long.
I have read a few of Kimberly Belle’s other novels and when I found out about this upcoming book I knew I had to read it! I loved it, just as much as I enjoyed reading her other books, especially Three Days Missing and The Marriage Lie. I was not disappointed in this book and found myself immersed in the pages, flipping through the chapters, right to the very end!
Who exactly is Beth? She devises an elaborate plan to escape from her abusive, controlling husband and is on the run from him. She had money stashed, and had all of the intricate details all planned out… And where has Sabine disappeared? Was someone responsible for her disappearance? If so, who could it be? How are the two stories related?
I was addicted to this fast-paced novel from the beginning. It was interesting to read the book from different perspectives – from the detective in charge of finding missing Sabine, Jeffrey who is Sabine’s husband, and Beth who is running away from her abusive husband.
A complex story that is both a domestic thriller and a psychological thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all the suspense in the storyline. A unique set of main characters that will keep you guessing to the very shocking ending.
If you are a fan of Kimberly Belle’s novels, be sure to add this book to your list. You will love it.
If you haven’t read any of Kimberly Belle’s novels yet, make sure you check them out!
Well done Kimberly!
MY RATING: 4/5 stars