Today I am one of the bloggers kicking off the books on tour on its publication day for The Wife’s House by Arianne Richmonde published by Bookouture.
The Wife’s House by Arianne Richmonde
Release Date: 12th of August 2020
Print Length: 338 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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The perfect house or the perfect lie?
The moment my husband showed me Cliffside—a sleek and modern glass home perched on the edge of the jagged Big Sur clifftops—I fell in love. And right there and then I made a pact with myself. I am never leaving this house.
But when my husband was killed on the perilous roads leading up to the house, weeks after we moved in, I had a decision to make—leave the home I love and start a new life or stay and shut myself off from the world? I am never leaving this house.
As I pieced together my shattered life, my mind began to play tricks on me. Footsteps along the beach, leading to my home, then blood-red flowers left on my doorstep with a note that read Looking at you. So I retreated back to the safety of my glass refuge once again. I am never leaving this house.
But now, as I stare out of the towering windows of my perfect home, I know there is someone out there staring back. I know that they are watching my every move, waiting to make me pay for my past mistakes.
This pulse-racing psychological thriller from USA Today bestselling author, Arianne Richmonde, will have you hooked from the very first page. If you are a fan of The Woman in the Window, Gone Girl and Netflix’s You, you will love The Wife’s House. Prepare to stay up all night!
Bookouture come up with some of the most amazing covers for their books and The Wife’s House is no exception. I could not help but be drawn to this house, known as Cliffside and I just had to know what goes on behind those glass walls. It certainly does give off an ominous and foreboding vibe, that sets off the tone of the book perfectly.
The story was intriguing to me in its originality and I couldn’t wait to jump in and get caught up in it. It has been very well thought through and plotted and right from the get go I felt uneasy, on edge and on a number of occasions, I had goosebumps with it’s creepy undertones. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect and just enhanced the story all the more.
The characters have been well developed and although not all likeable have been written well. I also found it really interesting that we were never told the main protagonist name and she is just referred to as “The Widow”. It did mess with my head though, as I had to flick back through the pages to see if I had missed it, but it did add another layer of mystery to the story.
The first half of the book is a slow burn as the foundation is laid, but at no point was I frustrated by this. I think this was helped knowing in the background that the tension and suspense was slowly bubbling away. When it boil over, it really does make for more of a thrilling second half, with some twists that will catch you off guard.
This is the first book I have read from Arianne Richmonde and I would definitely read more from her. I enjoyed how she was able to draw me into the world that she has created here and really has delivered a thrilling and enjoyable read.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Arianne Richmonde for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Wife’s House which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Arianne
Arianne Richmonde is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the psychological thriller, THE WIFE’S HOUSE (released by Bookouture Aug 24, 2020) and suspense and romance. Her Pearl series has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. Her stories are always character-driven and full of unexpected twists and turns.
When not writing about the passions and fragilities of human nature, she loves to spend time with her husband and their animals, including a femme fatale Husky with one blue eye and one golden eye. Arianne’s a chocaholic and sometimes sneaks off to sunny, exotic locations, all in the name of research.
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