- Expected Feb 4, 2021
Maya was just six years old when she witnessed her mother plunge to her death on the cliffs near their house…
Everyone in town said it was a mercy that she remembered so little. But there are some things Maya has never forgotten: that her mother was beautiful and kind, and she loved Maya very much. It’s what her father Stephen always tells her, about his perfect wife.
Years later, Maya still lives with her father in their cliffside home. Thankful for all the sacrifices he has made for her, she never pushes to find out what happened the night he lost the woman he loved. Even when she hears the whispers in town about him, and what they say he’s done.
But then Stephen introduces Maya to his new girlfriend Amy, and Maya starts to feel uneasy. With her soft dark hair and big blue eyes, Amy looks just like Maya’s mother. The more time they spend together the more Maya notices just how similar they are. And the tune Amy hums whilst cleaning the dishes is the same lullaby Maya’s mother sang to her when she was a little girl…
A thrilling and twisty tale, His Hidden Wife will keep you up all night, desperate to race through to its final conclusion. Readers of Gone Girl, The Couple Next Door and Lisa Jewell will be hooked.
What readers are saying about Wendy Clarke:
‘One of the best psychological thrillers I have read in a long time, I read this book from cover to cover in less than 24 hours, unable to put it down… It's been a long time since I have read a book that captivated me quite so much.’ Real Mum Review, 5 stars
‘The twists in this were U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E! I've read many thrillers in fact that's my main genre and this one blew them all out of the water… so suspenseful, action-packed, dynamic that I stayed up till almost 3am to finish it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I started reading it and didn't stop reading until 2am. It was impossible to put down… thrilling and mysterious the entire way and by the end my jaw dropped. The ending wasn't something I expected at all.’ Living My Best Book Life, 5 stars
‘Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing novel!… Secrets, lies and terrible events galore, this is a real rollercoaster of a ride throughout.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Had me flying through the pages to find out what happens… My heart was racing as I was reading. It kept hitting me with twist after twist… I have to say it's the best thriller I've read this year.’ Ramblings of the Book Addict, 5 stars
‘Wow what can I say! I should be sleeping now but I was so gripped by this.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘My god a real rollercoaster of a read… Read it in one sitting, finally turning the last page at 2am. I LOVED IT!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘An addictive, clever and suspenseful thriller that will keep you totally absorbed and page turning from the very beginning to the climax with its moments of high drama and nail-biting tension… Definitely 5 stars!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘The suspense literally had me missing a heartbeat… Had me had me hook, line and sinker till the very end… My eyes were on stalks reading the last couple of pages. Wow.’ Echoes in an Empty Room, 5 stars