The Wife’s Secret by Kerry Wilkinson #bookreview #thriller

Title: The Wife’s Secret

Author:  Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Bookouture

Publication Date: October 10, 2018

Page Count: 338

My rating: 3 1/2 stars

About the book:

Charley Willis was thirteen years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs.

Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing.

No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is.

One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning.

A totally gripping psychological thriller that will keep you reading until the very last jaw-dropping twist.


The Wife’s Secret by Kerry Wilkinson is a psychological thriller that is told from two timelines and different points of view. But not to worry, coming from an excellent writer the story was very easy to follow as it switches back and forth building the past and present.

Charley Willis and Seth Chambers have just gotten married and should be happily celebrating their wonderful day. However, the couple gets separated at their reception and when Seth goes to look for Charley she is no where to be found. With no one knowing where Charley has gone eventually the police get involved.

Charley is not a stranger to the spotlight and police investigations. When Charley was only thirteen her parents were murdered in the family home while Charley herself was in the house. Charley had been found hiding in a cupboard upstairs in the home and the only witness to just what happened but the killer was never found.

While The Wife’s Secret was another very solid read from Kerry Wilkinson this one was not my favorite overall leaving me to rate it at 3.5 stars. I felt the story was a little slow going in places although as I said it is easy to follow as it goes back and forth between the past and present. But again perhaps due to reading too many thrillers I had part of this one figured out really early on so I wasn’t quite as shocked as I could have been. Still a nice read though and will definitely be back for more from this author.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 crime bestsellers in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, as well as top-five books in Australia. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States. His book, Ten Birthdays, won the RNA award for Young Adult Novel of the Year in 2018.

As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy – a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults – a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.

Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’.

When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.


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