Happy Sunday booklovers!
Excited to share with you today my review for this heart stopping thriller certain to keep you on the edge of your seat! A huge thank you to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Valerie Keogh for her spine tingling story!🍀
A compelling story brimming with an impending sense of doom!
Valerie Keogh has constructed a tale fraught with tension and deceit. A slow burnner page Turner with an addictive storyline. Lost memories? A stalker? I am in!
Diane is the seemingly perfect housewife, loving husband, adorable daughter, beautiful home. BUT as we all know nothing ever is quite as it seems. Diane has just recovered from a psychological breakdown and still is missing pieces of her memory. As Diane takes care of her home and her young daughter she is hopeful that her memories will return. BUT strange things are happening, she is absolutely terrified to go into the lounge in her home, she thinks she keeps hearing a baby crying, and she is certain there is somebody following her. Is somebody trying to drive Diane insane? Or is she already there?
I spent the majority of the story trying to figure out what was real and what wasn’t. not only had Diane just got out of a psychiatric clinic, she also was constantly popping pills and sipping wine, I’m sure that did not help her mental state. Diane was strung tight and I thought she was going to snap at any minute, I never knew whether I should sympathize with her or be suspicious of her. This Book kept me off balance the entire time.
An addictive story with a surprising and unsettling end, recommend!
*** Big thank you too Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
“There’s no place like home” – that’s what I tell myself as I pull another flawless meal from the oven. This perfect house on a quiet street was supposed to be my sanctuary, a place to recover. But everything changed the moment I saw that woman in the charity shop. She triggered something dark, buried deep within my memory…
Now I’ve started forgetting small things, like locking the front door.
And bigger things, like remembering to pick my little girl up from nursery.
I feel terrified every time I pass through a particular spot in our living room.
And sometimes, when I’m alone, I’m sure I can hear a baby crying…
I think the woman in the shop knows what happened to me. But if I can’t trust myself to believe she’s real, who will?
One of the most gripping and heart-pounding psychological thrillers you’ll ever read! If you were totally hooked by, The Wife Between Us, The Girl on the Train or The Woman in the Window you won’t be able to put this jaw-dropping thriller down until it’s finished.
About the Author
Valerie Keogh grew up reading Agatha Christie so when she started writing it seemed natural to write crime novels. She writes two different series, one based in Ireland featuring Garda Sergeant Mike West and a grittier one based in the UK featuring Nicola Connolly, a serial killer.
The Garda West series: THAT ONE MAY SMILE, CLOSE RANKS, MURDER ON CLARE ISLAND and DEATH IN FOXROCK.
The Hudson and Connolly series: DEADLY SLEEP, TWISTED POWER, BITTER BUSINESS, and WICKED SECRET.
Valerie has also written a stand-alone psychological thriller, Exit Five from Charing Cross
In March 2018, Valerie signed a two-book contract with the publisher, Bookouture. The first of these, Secrets Between Us, is out now. The Housewife is published Feb 27th 2019.
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