Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin for providing me with an advanced copy of Kimberly Belle’s Dear Wife in exchange for my honest review. I was really excited to read this one as soon as I read the synopsis. I am a sucker for thrillers.
Dear Wife is told through multiple POVs as we follow the stories of two missing women and the people they left behind. Beth Murphy is on the run from her violent husband. She’s skipped town and she won’t stop running for fear that he’ll catch her. Sabine Hardison is missing, and she’s left behind a husband and a sister who will do anything to find her. As the story unravels, the truth behind these women’s disappearance gets harder to find.
spoiler free: I really enjoyed Dear Wife. I loved the premise of following two different disappearances and the effect they had on a multitude of characters. One of my favorite things about this one was the unreliability of each character. Everyone seemed like they were telling the truth and everyone seemed like they were lying. The story unfolds with various twists and turns and no character is exactly what they seem. This made the story feel fresh and exciting.
The only reason this wasn’t a full 5/5 was that I figured out the large plot point at about 75% in and then at 85% the author kind of lets you in on it. The rest of the story is suspenseful for sure as the story wraps up, and I was still turning the pages until the very end, but I kind of wish I hadn’t figured it out so soon.
Overall, I gave this one a 4/5. I enjoyed the multiple POVs and how the story was interwoven between all the characters. I loved how the author built the suspense up and the unreliable narrators kept me flipping through the pages.
Dear Wife is a suspense/thriller novel, and it releases on June 25, 2019. It’s available for pre-order now.
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