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Friday, January 26, 2018

Book Review - The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft

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Review by Suze

Photographer Bethany loves her husband Jason very much, but she's also fallen in love with another man, Callum, and they are having an affair. Callum is a rich businessman and one of Bethany's clients. Bethany cares about both men in her life. However, her happiness is shortlived. Someone brutally murders Callum and Bethany is the last one who's seen him. Bethany is a suspect and she has to prove her innocence, but how can she do that without revealing her secret?

Someone starts to stalk and threaten Bethany and forces her to keep quiet while she's being framed for the murder. Evidence against her is piling up while there's nothing she can do to stop it. Bethany can't go to the police, so she has to find the killer herself. She has no idea where to start, because this person is always one step ahead of her. Will she be able to come closer and succeed or will the killer outsmart her?

The Guilty Wife is a terrific gripping story. Bethany is in love with two men and she's mainly looking after her own happiness. She feels remorse about deceiving Jason, but she can't stop the love in her heart. Her world shatters when someone murders her lover. This person is watching her and has access to her house. The killer is playing a game with her and Bethany has no idea who's behind it or why she's being targeted. I was intrigued from the start and couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to discover if Bethany would be able to find a way out of her dire situation or not.

Elle Croft has written a captivating story filled with surprising twists and turns. I loved how she works with tension. The story is fast-paced and eventful, so there's a constant pressure that I really enjoyed. I was incredibly curious about the identity of the killer and liked the suspense and mystery around it. I was especially blown away by the last few chapters. I loved the motive, the ending is spectacular and I was pleasantly surprised by the direction Elle Croft has chosen for her story. It's refreshing and original. The Guilty Wife is a fantastic thrilling book.


If you love good gripping thrillers with surprising twists and turns you should definitely read The Guilty Wife.


  1. Love me some great thriler!
    Sounds great,looking forward to read! :)

  2. Sounds great I am gonna check this one out!

  3. I just got this one yesterday so its on top of my TBR right now!

  4. Hearing a lot about this book. Will add it to my reading list. Love a good thriller.

  5. I love it when a story 'blowns my mind', thank you.

  6. Sounds utterly gripping!


  7. This sounds like a thrilling read.

  8. This one was already on my TBR but I love your review! This sounds like a book to be read in one sitting!

  9. Excelent spin on the murder yarn sounds like. I like 'the Girl on the Train'. So why not!

  10. It sounds like an emotional story.

  11. It sounds like the kind of book that can't be put down! Thanks for sharing it.

  12. I've been wondering about this one & now you've made my mind up yet again. Thanks Suze!