Book Review | Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle #dearwife #netgalley #bookreview

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Published: June 25, 2019

Pages: 385

Wow this was a fantastic psychological thriller! I read this book quickly because I NEEDED to know what happened next. Beth’s character was very empowering as her story begins with her escaping her abusive husband. (Anyone remember Julia Roberts in Sleeping With The Enemy?) She’s got everything planned and she’s on the run and I feared for her pretty much the whole book.

Sabine and Jeffrey are a volatile couple and when she goes missing – everyone looks at Jeffrey. Lastly, we have Marcus, the detective looking for Sabine. He’s obsessed with the case and putting in hours and hours of work.

This book twisted and turned and had me completely invested. I had no idea what was happening so the ending really surprised me. Very clever and well done.

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Book Description


Beth Murphy is on the run…

For nearly a year, Beth has been plotting to leave her abusive husband. This is her one chance at freedom—one that requires a new look, new name and new city. Each part of her plan has to be carefully thought out, 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 trace of her the police have to go on, and all signs point to foul play.

The detective on the case will stop at nothing to bring this missing woman home. Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? As Beth’s husband starts piecing together her whereabouts, she’ll have to make a decision about her future that will leave readers breathless.

About the Author

Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of five novels of suspense. Her third, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller, and has been translated into a dozen languages. Before turning to fiction, Kimberly worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising.

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