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Looking for your next "Gone Girl" read?

Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

Published on June 25th, 2019

Genre: Mystery, fiction, thriller, suspense

Pages: 384

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Are you looking for a mix of Gone Girl and Sleeping with the Enemy? Because that’s exactly it. And that is a good thriller I’m sure you didn’t know you were looking for.


“Beth Murphy is on the run...

For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for this day. A day some people might call any other Wednesday, but Beth prefers to see it as her new beginning--one with a new look, new name, and new city. Beth has given her plan significant thought because one small slip and her violent husband will find her.

Sabine Hardison is missing...

A couple of hundred miles away, Jeffrey returns home from a work trip to find his wife, Sabine, is missing. Wherever she is, she's taken almost nothing with her. Her abandoned car is the only evidence the police have, and all signs point to foul play.

As the police search for leads, the case becomes more and more convoluted. Sabine's carefully laid plans for her future indicate trouble at home and a husband who would be better off with her gone. The detective on the case will stop at nothing to find out what happened and bring this missing woman home. Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? The only thing that's certain is that someone is lying and the truth won't stay buried for long.”

DEAR WIFE is a gripping, highly compulsive, female-driven thriller. One that deserves more attention and definitely a movie adaptation.

Once I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. I slept with my e-reader in my hands and woke up thinking about how fast I can get to the tram station to start reading. Yes, that’s how good it is.

Fast-paced and mind-bending, Dear Wife takes you in the intense journey of its characters, a woman running away, a detective looking for her and a husband hiding secrets. Kimberly Belle creates this suspenseful and full of tension atmosphere that keeps you hooked throughout the book right up to that explosive moment where she reveals the big secret that you weren’t expecting (I know I wasn’t). I taught I had the story all figured out but turned out my suspicions were nowhere near what the author had in mind.

I really enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it.

Let me wrap up this post by sharing my favorite quote from the book:

“Not every question has an answer,” he says as I’m climbing the stairs. “Not every problem has a solution. But if you’re open for it, there is grace in uncertainty.” Grace in uncertainty.”


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