Title: The Liar’s Wife
Author: Samantha Hayes
Publication Date: November 22, 2018
Page Count: 372
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
When Ella wakes up in hospital following a hit and run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon.
But Ella has never been married…
Absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage.
The Liar’s Wife by Samantha Hayes is a slow burning psychological thriller. Told from the point of view of the the main character, Ella, this one does have alternating trips back into the past to help build the story but it was easy to follow.
Ella is a character that you know from early on is hiding from something in her life. Putting off her co-workers friendly attempts to get her to participate and socialize Ella keeps to herself. On her way home from work on a rainy night however Ella ends up being hit while riding her bike.
Waking up in the hospital Ella struggles to remember what happened to her that night as she comes out of a coma. A friendly nurse taking care of Ella let’s her know what happened and how long she had been unconscious and that her loving husband had barely left her side. The problem, Ella is not married.
As mentioned The Liar’s Wife was a slow burn novel which I do have to admit was in danger of losing my attention at a couple of moments however I was curious over what would happen. We know something in the past ties this man to Ella and it’s a matter of waiting with a few small shocks along the way but definitely a twisty end that was worth the wait with this one.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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