The Wife’s House- Book Review

Hey all! Another book review today–The Wife’s House by Arianne Richmonde. Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for the unpublished version of the book!

The Wife's House: An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller by [Arianne Richmonde]

The perfect house or the perfect lie?

The moment my husband showed me Cliffside—a sleek and modern glass home perched on the edge of the jagged Big Sur clifftops—I fell in love. And right there and then I made a pact with myself. I am never leaving this house.

But when my husband was killed on the perilous roads leading up to the house, weeks after we moved in, I had a decision to make—leave the home I love and start a new life or stay and shut myself off from the world? I am never leaving this house.

As I pieced together my shattered life, my mind began to play tricks on me. Footsteps along the beach, leading to my home, then blood-red flowers left on my doorstep with a note that read Looking at you. So I retreated back to the safety of my glass refuge once again. I am never leaving this house.

But now, as I stare out of the towering windows of my perfect home, I know there is someone out there staring back. I know that they are watching my every move, waiting to make me pay for my past mistakes.

No. of pages: – 338 pages

Date published:- August 24th 2020 (will be published)

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

Arianne Richmonde is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the psychological thriller, THE WIFE’S HOUSE (released by Bookouture Aug 24, 2020) and suspense and romance. Her Pearl series has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. Her stories are always character-driven and full of unexpected twists and turns.

When not writing about the passions and fragilities of human nature, she loves to spend time with her husband and their animals, including a femme fatale Husky with one blue eye and one golden eye. Arianne’s a chocaholic and sometimes sneaks off to sunny, exotic locations, all in the name of research.

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Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for the unpublished version of the book! This review is a complete honest review of mine.

In a nutshell, The Wife (the name is a mystery) is a widow, grieving for the death of her husband Juan, who died in a car crash. She lives in Cliffside, a beautiful wow looking house on the Big Sur in California, all by herself, even though she has family living back in England. The Wife is feeling lonely and vulnerable living in the house, thinking that someone is actually stalking her. The one day, the triplets, Kate, Dan and Jen enter into the house, claiming that Cliffside used to be their house, with a tale that the house was sold to pay for their mother’s cancer treatment. The Wife naively and foolishly invite the triplets to live with her, feeling sorry for them. Then the story starts.

Initially, I was a bit bored with the beginning that I honestly was going to stop reading. However, as I read on, the story starts getting interesting and intriguing, with unexpected twists and turns in each other, with the introduction of the triplets by the middle of the book. Then I simply, couldn’t put the book down, wanting to really find out what is going to happen next!! This book was like a roller coaster ride, filled with lies, secrets, deceit, between the Wife and the triplets, the secrets that are uncovered by the end and the most unexpected twist towards the end, that made your heart beat faster and your thoughts reeling! Though it was slow paced in the beginning, it eventually came to a climax and I must say, I was reading this book as if I was watching a thriller based movie. Perfect for the movie I should say and kind of reminded me a little of the Korean movie that won the Oscars The Parasite though the story plot line is entirely different. The writing was good, it got really good towards the middle and end, the dark secrets uncovering. The Wife to me was somewhat an unreliable character, on the verge of becoming an alcoholic and addicted to the pills that you actually question if she was playing with the reader’s mind or if she is actually genuine as the story was told from the Wife’s perspective. I also liked the ending. I also like the descriptions that the author used to describe the house on Big Sur, that make you feel like you are in that house, with the house overlooking the woods, the house entirely a bit see through (though it was a bit creepy to me) so that made the reader feel like they are with the character. And to me, the story was not very realistic to me as I said this was more like a scene from a thriller movie.

Overall, this is actually a good thriller, worth reading and will keep you up all night to a thrilling adventure. This book will be published on August 24th 2020 so you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon if you are interested! An absolutely unputdownable thriller. Worth four stars!

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