The Wrong Woman – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Wrong Woman

Author:- J.P. Pomare

Date published:- will be published on 4th August 2022

Publisher:- Hodder and Stoughton

Genre:- Thriller


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall:- 4/5

A private investigator returning to the hometown he fled years ago becomes entangled in the disappearance of two teenage girls in this stunning literary crime thriller.

Reid left the small town of Manson a decade ago, promising his former Chief of Police boss he’d never return. He made a new life in the city, became a PI and turned his back on his old life for good.

Now an insurance firm has offered him good money to look into a suspicious car crash, and he finds himself back in the place he grew up – home to his complicated family history, a scarring relationship breakdown and a very public career-ending incident.

As Reid’s investigation unfolds, nothing is as it seems: rumours are swirling about the well-liked young woman who was driving the car which killed her professor husband, while a second local student has just disappeared. As Reid veers off course from the job he has been paid to do, will he find himself in the dangerous position of taking on the town again?

This was actually a gripping psychological thriller that kept me hooked from the beginning to the end!

Reid is working as a private investigator and he returns back to his hometown after many years. He was hired to find more about an accident, that killed the professor and the wife who seemed to be still alive. While investigating, he discovered the mysterious disappearances of two girls that might have some sort of connection to the accident.

I like the fact that this story is fast paced packed with lots of twists and turns that you wouldn’t expect. The story is told in two perspectives–Reid, the PI and Eshana Stiles, who is the wife of Oli I do like reading Eshana’s story–the author has done a good job of writing the female point of view, detailing about her insecurities the way she suspect that her husband might be having an affair. I do like reading Reid’s story as well. I simply couldn’t put the book down as I kept reading, what is going to happen next–was the accident really an accident or…premeditared murder? The ending…wow it was completely unexpected–I did not expect such type of ending and twist at all! It was really an unexpected twist that really shocked me! This was the first time I am reading from this author and so I look forward to read more from this author!

Worth four stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Hodder for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

J. P. Pomare is a New Zealand author who lives in Melbourne, Australia.

He is the author of four critically acclaimed and best-selling novels, Call Me Evie, In The Clearing, Tell Me Lies and The Last Guests

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