The Good Wife – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Good Wife

Author:- Ellery Kane

Date published:- will be published on 25th October 2022

Publisher :- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 366 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall rating:- 4.5/5

When the cops pull up outside our modest family home and walk up our lawn strewn with our daughter’s toys, I turn to see the look on my husband’s face, and I know he’s done something wrong. In that moment, I have no idea how bad it is, or that I will end up doing something much, much worse…

All marriages have their challenges, right? But as I watch my husband being put into the back of a cop car, I find myself wondering if I ever knew him at all. Could handsome, easy-going Theo really have killed a girl on our block? Could I have got the sweet, loving father, who makes up lullabies to sing my baby to sleep, so wrong?

Most women would leave him—take their child and run for the hills. But not me. Theo and I have been together a long time. I know his secrets. And he knows all of mine. Well, most of them. I’m the best lawyer in this town and I’m his only chance. So I choose to defend him, whatever the cost.

When I learn more about the young woman found dead in a dumpster outside of my husband’s music studio, I feel my heart pound in my chest. I know her, and I know how close she was to my husband. As a local nanny, they often bumped into each other at the children’s playground, and he even invited her over for dinner once. Was I wrong to be so trusting? And why did he lie about where he was the night she was killed?

As the police begin to pick apart our relationship, they don’t paint a pretty picture, and even some of our so-called friends begin to tell stories. It feels like my whole life has been a lie.

Can I really trust the man I love?

And when push comes to shove, can he trust me?

This was actually a very interesting and gripping psychological thriller.

The story starts with Cass and Theo who seemed to be having a happy married life with their eighteen-month-old daughter Abby when the police arrest Theo for the murder of Elise. Cass is a lawyer and even though the evidence are mounting against Theo, she chose to defend her husband even after finding out that Theo and Elise had been having an affair. Can Cass trust her husband?

From start to finish the story was gripping and the author did a good job of drawing the reader into the story. This was fast paced, and the story divides between the present and the past when Theo met Elise. What made it more interesting in my opinion are the court scenes. The story is mainly told by Cass’s point of view. The ending and the most unexpected twist at the end made me rise this book an extra star–totally unexpected twist! Overall, I enjoyed reading this domestic thriller as it was one hell of a roller coaster ride I had with this book.

If you like a good domestic thriller with a part where the wife defends the husband, then this book is highly recommended–worth 4.5 stars!

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

Forensic psychologist by day, novelist by night, Ellery Kane has been writing–professionally and creatively–for as long as she can remember. Just like many of her main characters, Ellery loves to ask why, which is the reason she became a psychologist in the first place. Real life really is stranger than fiction, and Ellery’s writing is often inspired by her day job. Evaluating violent criminals and treating trauma victims, she has gained a unique perspective on the past and its indelible influence on the individual. And she’s heard her fair share of real life thrillers.

Ellery lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of ​​California, a picturesque setting that provides the backdrop for many of her novels. If you don’t find Ellery interviewing murderers behind prison walls or pecking away at her latest novel, she is probably at the gym landing a solid jab-cross to a punching bag; riding bicycles with her special someone; or enjoying a movie the old-fashioned way–at the theater with popcorn and Milk Duds.

Ellery was previously selected as one of ten semifinalists in the MasterClass James Patterson Co-Author Competition and is the author of the Doctors of Darkness, Rockwell and Decker, and Legacy Series, with two standalone thrillers from Bookouture coming in 2022.

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