The Wife by Shalini Boland / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @ShaliniBoland



Zoe fainted on her wedding day, and she never knew why. She’s always felt sure something bad happened. Ten years later, she’s going to find out what…

It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Zoe was sitting in her hotel room, in her perfect white dress, looking forward to the moment when she would make kind, handsome Toby her husband.

Then, there was a blank.

They said she must have fainted, overcome with emotion. But nothing felt quite right afterwards. Did something happen in that missing time?

Now, Toby and Zoe have two beautiful children and a perfect life. They’re planning their ten-year anniversary party for their family and friends. The invitations have been sent, the food ordered. They’re going back to the grand hotel where they got married.

But as the anniversary gets closer, it becomes clear not everyone is looking forward to celebrating. Zoe catches Toby lying about where he’s been. One of her best friends seems to be ignoring her. And someone is spreading stories that might stop the party from happening at all.

Zoe is increasingly sure that she doesn’t have the full story. But does she want to know the truth, if it will destroy everything?




After having finished this book, I opened my jewelry box and put this priceless, precious gem of a book inside of it. 

From the very first few sentences I was lost, lost in this captivating story. The world might have stopped turning and I would not have noticed. I was too enthralled. 

The author takes us on a trip from the present to the past and back again and I read at light speed. I could not stop myself. The book took over and I had no say in this. 

How would you feel when you come around and feel like something is missing put you can’t put your finger on it? It keeps playing in your head but to no avail. But one thing is for sure: the truth always comes out even if you have to wait 10 years for it. Maybe you wished you never remembered…

A brilliant book, without a doubt. 5 stars

Thank you, Shalini Boland and Bookouture


About the author

Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and Jess their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry). 


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