Park Row Books | June 2019 | 336 pgs
Source: Library 

With so many psychological thrillers flooding the books market, it takes good writing, good execution and an intriguing plot to stand out from the rest and I'm glad to report that Dear Wife is such a case. 

Beth Murphy is on the run. She's been planning for a day to escape from home and that day has come. She has everything planned - a new identity and a place far away from Pine Bluff Arkansas, and she'd do anything just to escape from her abusive husband. 

On the other end, Jeffrey returns home from his business trip to find his wife, Sabine, missing. There's nothing amiss in the house and her car has been left behind. Sabine is a successful realtor with good working ethics so it's perplexing to everyone. Her sister, Ingrid, insists that Sabine wouldn't leave without a word although she is aware that Sabine has some marital issues with Jeffrey. Detective Marcus Durand is assigned to look into Sabine's disappearance and as he investigates, he finds that the case isn't what it appears to be. 

As the story progresses, the mystery surrounding Beth's story and Sabine's disappearance become convoluted and suspense mounts. I'll be vague by not disclosing more about this story but I've to say this is one of the best psychological suspense I read in a while as it ticked all my expectations of a good suspense thriller. But don't just take my word for it, go read it yourself and then we can discuss about it. 

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10 Responses
  1. Lark Says:

    If it's one of the best psychological suspense books you've read in awhile then it must be good. :)

  2. Iliana Says:

    Ooh a five star read! I'm excited to add this one to my TBR list.

  3. Melody Says:

    Lark - Yes, I really enjoyed it! :)

  4. Melody Says:

    Iliana - I hope you'll like it as much as I did, Iliana. :)

  5. jenclair Says:

    I read it last year and really liked it! At the time, I said I wanted to read more by Kimberly Belle--thanks for reminding me!

  6. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - I'll definitely check out her other books after reading this.

  7. One of the best? That's high praise! I definitely want to read this one.

  8. Melody Says:

    Wendy - It was good in my opinion. I hope you'll enjoy it if you read it, Wendy.

  9. the bookworm Says:

    I love a good psychological thriller, glad you enjoyed this one so much.

  10. Melody Says:

    Naida - This was really good. I'm definitely looking forward to her next release.

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