Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle




Kimberly Belle has done it again! I have loved all of her books. After loving The Marriage Lie (which I have read twice by the way, and I never read a book twice), I also read and loved Three Days Missing. Naturally I had to devour Dear Wife! Not sure why I am so late in the game to read this one just lack of time.

This book had multiple POV's but the author was very clever in keeping this so it was not confusing. I feel the trick to this is good character development, so each one sticks out in your mind. She develops each so well I felt I knew them all. So no problem here and it flowed really well so I didn't find myself getting lost or having to make notes to keep them straight. I just got to sit back and enjoy the story.

Sabine is missing...her husband Jeffrey is devastated..or is he? It is always the husband right? Wow I went back and forth on this. At first I was convinced that yes, it is always the husband. As I got to know Sabine more and more, well there appeared that there were many people that would have a motive for making her "disappear". Even her career as a real estate agent can prove to be risky. Needless to say I spent much of the time trying to figure out who was the bad guy (or girl).

Yet we also had a story of Beth taking place seemingly at the same time. Beth is running for her life. Beth has been dealing with an abusive husband for years. We are privy to Beth's deepest thoughts as she recounts her life with her husband. I often wondered how reliable Beth was as a narrator. Were all these memories true? I will admit I was all over the place with this book. I had no idea what to think.

At the end I was floored as everything fell into place. Once again I was blind sided by this author who always gives us a page turner! Add this to the list of Kimberly Belle books that I love! Bring on the next one please!

Thank you so much to Harlequin- Park Row for this ARC!


2 comments:

  1. Awesome review! Can't wait to read this one!! 💖

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Julie! I can't wait to see your review! I hope you love it!

      Delete