“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.
What readers are saying about The Housewife:
‘WOW!!!! An EXCELLENT story with a great plot and well-developed characters!... An absolute gem of a novel… Constant twists and turns... You think you have it all figured out, but you really don't.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow!... Pulled me right into the plot… Just know the ending will smack you upside the head. It did me. Well done! Don’t miss reading this book. It’s fabulous.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Addictive and gripping… Wow what a book! A real page-turner that had me reading well into the night, or should I say the early hours of the morning! I was totally immersed… couldn’t get enough. This is what a psychological thriller should be… keeps the reader hooked until the last word.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Absolutely amazing! It kept me guessing until the very end. I very rarely give 5/5 ⭐s, but this book definitely gets them! You won't regret reading this book and I can't wait to read some more from this author!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Holy smokes! This one blew me away! Powerful, intricate, intense… OMG!… This one has a uniqueness to it that captures readers… Twists and turns throughout this roller coaster ride. Hold on tight!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Holy moly book addiction right here! I kept saying “juuuuust one more page...” way into the night. Loved the set up and the plot and the twists were level 10 on the twisty meter!... 5 stars all around!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘One of my new favorites!! I loved this book so much, it has all of my favorite parts of a psychological thriller... This is one that will sit with you even after you read it… The ending was fantastic! I highly recommend this one.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘OHHH YESSS! This one is a keeper... I have been searching for a suspense/thriller/drama novel just like this one. I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to read more from Valerie Keogh.’ SimplyMurt, 5 stars
‘Absolutely fantastic… I couldn't put it down!… will be recommending to everyone.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Oh wow!!... amazing twists and turns!! It kept me on edge of my seat!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘An amazing, cleverly written read, with a twist that will leave you gob smacked, I loved every minute of this book, it's a definitely a highly recommended read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A definite page turner!... Gripping from the first page… an addictive plot… And OMG y'all... the epilogue gave me chills. It was executed brilliantly.’ Bratty Bookworm Blog
‘Gripped me quickly and refused to let go until I'd reached the final page… I felt myself going crazy reading this. I just needed to know how it all came together and when it did it was brilliant… I would highly recommend. 5/5!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A thriller that started with a bang and just kept going! The twists kept coming, so I couldn't put it down. I cannot wait to read more from this author!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Another hit for Keogh & Bookouture publishing… Will grab your attention quickly with a choke hold and not let go until the end. I loved all the hidden suspense, thrills, and chills.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Really, really well-written book… Managed to keep me hooked in… I will be keeping my eyes open for Valerie’s next book, you’ve set the bar high here and I can’t wait to see what is next!’ Little Old Ginger Me, 5 stars
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I have paid far more for far less captivating books. I didn’t stop reading until the tale was told- partly to see if i had guessed correctly. I had, but I wasn’t certain, as I often am with a mystery. The main character is painfully true to life, making very human errors that imperil her and stress the reader. It’s an appropriately claustrophobic story, where the well-being of the youngest character is at stake. I enjoyed this ride until the last paragraph, which was not believable, was out of character and most assuredly trite. If only that had been deleted I would have given thus a 5. It damages the whole.