The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter

Published by Avon

Synopsis:

They’re saying he’s a monster. And they’re saying she knew.

Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood – they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family.

When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now – what if he’s crashed his car? She fears the worst.

But the worst is beyond imagining.

As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband.

They’re husband and wife – till death do them part…



Ever wanted to read about the investigation of a serial killer’s crimes from the spouse’s perspective? Look no further!

Beth’s husband is investigated for the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, the police don’t immediately have enough to pin it on him but things are not looking good. While he faces the police, Beth has to stand trial in the court of public opinion and try to protect her three year old daughter from their hate and the truth of her daddy’s crimes. 

Living in a small village means she has both the benefit of support from some of her neighbours and also the bite of local gossip, trying to keep her small business running while all this is going on proves to be a challenge and only adds more stress to an already stressful time.

The lies between Tom and Beth are gradually unravelled as the investigation progresses and we find out exactly how much Beth knew about her husband’s past misdeeds – the suspense is well drawn out and unpredictable, right up to the very end.

This book is more psychologically interesting than action packed or gory, which is to its credit – it kept me hooked on secrets alone!

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