Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour for The Divorce by Victoria Jenkins. This was released on the 4th of July published by Bookouture.
About the Book:
They seemed like any other couple.
Josh and Lydia Green. A doctor, and a stay-at-home mother. They met at a party, which led to a dinner, which led to a happy and comfortable life together. They married young, and had children earlier than planned.
Their marriage seemed like any other marriage.
They have their moments, of course – who doesn’t? With Josh working longer hours in the hospital, and Lydia feeling increasingly isolated at home, the strain is starting to show. They don’t talk as much as they used to.
But they have a secret like no other.
Not every wife is as scared as Lydia.
Not every husband is hiding as much as Josh.
Not everything you think about them is true.
And this book contains a twist like no other.
The Divorce is an absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller which will have you hooked until the final incredible twist. Perfect for everyone who loved Gone Girl, The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us.
This is a really interesting read into the human psyche. It is an intriguing story which looks like it is going to be about a normal couple going through a troublesome time, but there is so much more to the story.
There are only three characters in this book, which I thought I was going to struggle a bit with as I like there to be more to keep my interest, but Victoria does a great job with them, and they are very well developed, written well and very believable. With so little characters it makes for an intense read which is mostly told within the therapy sessions, which is what makes this standout.
I went through all of the normal emotions with each of the characters, from a dislike of Josh who comes across as an arrogant jerk and someone I defiantly would not want to be married too, to sympathy towards Lydia who clearly is suffering at the hands of her domineering husband and is just crying out for help, to a feeling of dread from Karen the marriage counsellor, who feels an unease around the couple, and has some demons of her own that she needs to face.
Victoria gives the reader a thorough insight into each of the characters through individual chapters, and what starts as a slow burn, builds up momentum throughout to a thrilling conclusion that I did not see coming! You have the sense when reading it that there is going to be a big explosion and it does not disappoint.
This is the first book that I have read from Victoria. She is a great storyteller and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
All up this is an enjoyable read full of suspense that I highly recommend.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Victoria Jenkins for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Divorce in exchange for an honest review.
All opinions are my own and are not biased in anyway.
The Divorce is available to by now.
Thank-you to Noelle Holton for a spot on this blog tour.
About the Author:
Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughter in South Wales, where her series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based.
Her debut novel The Girls in the Water is an Amazon UK top 30 bestseller, and top 5 bestseller in the Amazon US chart.
To keep up to date on Victoria’s work you can follow on these social media accounts.