Today I am taking part in the books on tour and sharing my review for The Stranger in my Bed by Karen King. This was released on the 23rd of November, published by Bookouture.
The Stranger in my Bed by Karen King
Release Date: 23rd of November 2020
Print Length: 295 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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‘We have a patient who has been involved in a serious accident. We believe he’s your husband.’
When Freya first met Phil, she thought he was the man of her dreams. He bought her roses every week, booked surprise trips to sun-soaked destinations, and showed her affection like she’d never experienced before. But over time the dream has become a violent nightmare. And now Freya is packing her bags, knowing it’s time she escaped their increasingly broken marriage.
But then Freya gets a visit from the police. Phil’s been in a horrific car crash and – as he comes around – it becomes clear that he remembers nothing since their blissful honeymoon two years before, back when their relationship was perfect. All he wants is to be happily married again.
Freya knows giving him another chance could be dangerous. But now he’s the one who needs her, it’s a chance to turn the tables, and to change the outcome of their relationship once and for all. After all, he will only know what she chooses to tell him…
But what really happened during those two years of marriage? And as they start over again, who is safe? And whose life is in danger?
Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and Date Night, who are looking for a dark, gripping psychological suspense novel, will love The Stranger in My Bed.
The Stranger in my Bed is an engrossing and gripping page turner that took me on one emotional rollercoaster ride. The plot is one that caught my attention immediately and has been very well put together and executed. It is thought provoking, with you asking yourself the question, what would you do if you found yourself in the same situation.
The characters are well rounded, developed and written well. The story is narrated in the main from the points of view of Freya and Phil giving the reader an in-depth view of their relationship. My answer to the above question of what I would do is obvious and I would not stand for it, but not having been in a situation like Freya or any other woman or man that has been in an abusive relationship, that is easy for me to say.
The story is a slow burn to begin with, but as the tension and suspense builds up, so does the pace. It has also been very well written and although slightly repetitive in some instances, was able to be overlooked in my desperation to know how it was going to all unfold. What I thought I knew, I knew nothing at all!
The Stranger in my Bed is Karen King’s first foray into the psychological thriller genre and I think she has done a good job. Transitioning from romance to a psychological thriller that deals with abuse and violence, I can only imagine would have been challenging, but Karen King has done it seamlessly.
All up The Stranger in my Bed is this is a solid read to lose yourself in for a few hours. I enjoyed being pulled in and held captive for the duration. I really like Karen King’s style of storytelling and I will be on the lookout for more work from her in the psychological thriller genre.
Thank you to Karen King, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Stranger in my Bed, 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 and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
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Let’s Get to Know Karen King
Karen King is a multi-published bestselling author of fiction for both adults and children. She has also written several short stories for women’s magazines.
Currently published by Bookouture and Headline. Karen has recently signed a two-book deal with Bookouture to write psychological thrillers. The first one will be out in November, and the second one in 2021. She is also contracted to write three romance novels for Headline, which will be out in 2021 and 2022
Stay up to date with Karen’s work by visiting her website and looking her on this social media accounts.
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