Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review of The Housewife by Valerie Keogh. Happy publication day Valerie!
About the book:
“There’s no place like home” – that’s what I tell myself as I pull another flawless meal from the oven. This perfect house on a quiet street was supposed to be my sanctuary, a place to recover. But everything changed the moment I saw that woman in the charity shop. She triggered something dark, buried deep within my memory…
Now I’ve started forgetting small things, like locking the front door.
And bigger things, like remembering to pick my little girl up from nursery.
I feel terrified every time I pass through a particular spot in our living room.
And sometimes, when I’m alone, I’m sure I can hear a baby crying…
I think the woman in the shop knows what happened to me. But if I can’t trust myself to believe she’s real, who will?
The Housewife is an addictive and gripping psychological thriller.
This is the story of Diane who appears to have the perfect life until one day while she is working in a charity shop she come face to face with a woman who triggers off a buried memory. This chance encounter with the mysterious woman has Diane’s perfect world crashing down around her and her life is thrown into turmoil.
Soon it becomes clear that something tragic has happened that Diane has repressed especially the chilling feeling she gets when she is in the lounge room of her home. Not getting any answers from her husband who is pulling away from her, does the woman from the charity shop who Diane keeps seeing hold the answers to unlocking this mystery or is it all in Diane’s mind?
Do I recommend this book:
Hell yes! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wow what a book! A real page turner that had me reading well into the night or should I say the early hours of the morning! I was totally imersed in this story from the get go and couldn’t get enough.
This is the first book I have read from Valerie Keogh and it definitely won’t be my last. This is what a psychological thriller should be and Valerie excels in creating a story that keeps the reader hooked until the last word.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Valerie Keogh for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Housewife in exchange for an honest review.
All opinions are my own and are not biased in anyway.
About the Author:
Born in Dublin to a large family, her mother was a keen Agatha Christie fan so these were the first adult novels she read. Valerie qualified as a nurse and still works as a nurse, though she also obtained a degree in English and a Master’s in American Literature, both from UCD, Dublin.
She moved to the UK in 2006 with her English husband and started to work as a nurse, but writing was what she really wanted to do. Once she finally started she hasn’t stopped and currently has nine novels self-published on Amazon. Joining Bookouture has been a dream come true.
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