Today I am one of the bloggers kicking off the books on tour and sharing my review on its publication day for The Mistress by Jill Childs, published by Bookouture.
The Mistress by Jill Childs
Release Date: 14th of September 2020
Print Length: 293 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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It wasn’t until that night that I found out he had been cheating. I never would have guessed it of Ralph – I was still head over heels in love with him then. I would have done anything for my husband… that is, until I found out what he was really hiding.
The night it happened, I was late home from a parent-teacher conference. Things hadn’t been the same between us recently and I was hoping we could start over – make things right over a bottle of wine and an early night like the old days. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I sometimes think I never really knew Ralph at all. Because I never thought he’d be capable of doing what he did. It wasn’t only dangerous, it was very, very wrong. And I’m not talking about the affair with Laura.
As I said, I came home that night hoping to finally fix things with the man I love. The very last thing I expected was to find my husband murdered.
No marriage is ever what it seems from the outside. A compulsively unputdownable domestic thriller from a USA Today bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Silent Wife.
I love these types of stories and The Mistress is no exception! Jill Childs has outdone herself here and has produced a highly enjoyable read. If you love a story that is full of drama, tension and suspense, with a twist and a jaw dropping ending, then The Mistress is definitely for you! I just can’t recommend this book highly enough!
In a market that can be overdone with these types of tales, Jill Child’s The Mistress, really does stand out above others I have read. Right from the opening, you are caught in its web and entangled in its wickedness, where you are held hostage till the final page! Never at any time did my focus wavier and I could not get enough of it!
The story is broken up and told in two parts. The first from the perspective of the mistress (Laura) and the other, from the wife (Helen), as each gives you their side of the story and a look into their relationships with adulterer and piece of work Ralph. Never have I detested a character more than Ralph, but I have to say he has been perfectly written in his role.
Jill Childs brings this story to life through writing that is both vivid and flawless. Everything just flows so well and is to the point. The story moves seamlessly between the main protagonists and never once gets to bogged down in the details. It is fast paced and there are no plot holes or unnecessary filler chapters dragging it out, making it a smooth read.The twist was unexpected and the last three words of the story, are the best and the most chilling I have read in a long while.
There are so many books I have read this year that have exceeded my expectations and The Mistress is definitely one of these books! I am a new reader to Jill Child’s work having only read her previous release, The First Wife, and I am so glad that she is now on my radar. I will be looking forward to see what she comes up with for us next!
Thank you to Jill Childs, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Mistress, 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 Jill Childs
Jill always loved writing – real and imaginary – and spent thirty years travelling the world as a journalist, living overseas and reporting wherever the news took her.
She’s now made her home in south-west London with her husband and twin girls who love stories as much as she does.
Although she’s covered everything from earthquakes and floods, wars and riots, she’s decided some of the most extraordinary stories are right here at home – in the secrets and lies she imagines behind closed doors on ordinary streets just like yours.
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