Review: Dear Wife

Review: Dear Wife

Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

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Official synopsis

From the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie and Three Days Missing comes a riveting new novel of suspense about a woman who, in a fight for survival, must decide just how far she'll go to escape the person she once loved

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.


Full body chills!

Dear Wife is a juicy page-turner that keeps you in suspense and guessing up until the very last twist. There are clues scattered throughout the book and I'm the type of reader who latches on to every little detail, trying to figure stuff out before it is revealed, but even when I thought I had my "aha!" moment, I wasn't fully correct in my prediction. When the twist hits you, it's an "Oh My God!!" moment. I can't say much about it without completely spoiling the book but READ THIS! It's worth every minute.

We meet Beth, our main narrator, who is on the run from her abusive husband. She has changed her name and her appearance to match. Beth has all the signs of an abused woman - her husband is not only physically abusive but mentally and emotionally abusive as well. We then meet Jeffrey, the husband who is on the lookout for his missing wife and Marcus, the detective assigned to the case. It is a whirlwind, filled with suspicious characters that make you wonder whodunnit and trying to figure out what in the actual hell is going on.

Dear Wife is beautifully pieced together and incredibly easy to follow. Again, I really liked the twists and turns - it's a wild ride. I also really enjoyed the writing style and how on Beth's side of the story, it was written like a letter to her husband. It was a different experience altogether which made me feel like I was right in there with her.

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

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