The Wife’s Secret – Kerry Wilkinson

Charley Willis was thirteen years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs.

Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing.

No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is.

One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning.



My review

OMG, what an excellent story. It made chills running down my spine throughout the whole book. There was constantly an atmosphere of suspense, secrecy and anticipation.

The author puts you on a time machine and zaps you frequently to and from the past.

The story is heartbreaking and although I had figured it out towards the end, it did not reduce the reading pleasure in the least.

Oh yes, speaking about the end …, but I will leave that for you to discover when you devour the book and believe me, you will. 5 stars.

Thank you, Kerry Wilkinson, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.

He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.