The Guilty Wife

    • 3.8 • 146 Ratings
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'A gripping tale of betrayal, deceit, and duplicity. Fabulous.' Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You

'Relentless and intense...I loved the final twist.' K.L. Slater, author of The Mistake and Blink

'Kept me reading through the night.' Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters


I'm guilty of many things.

Bethany Reston is happily married. But she's also having an affair with a famous client.

And no one can ever know.

But I'm innocent of murder.

When Bethany's lover is brutally murdered, she has to hide her grief from everyone.

But someone knows her secret. And then one day the threats begin.

With an ever-growing pile of evidence pointing to her as the murderer, the only way she can protect her secrets is to prove her innocence. And that means tracking down a killer.

An unbelievably gripping game of cat and mouse - with a twist you'll never see coming. Fans of The Child by Fiona Barton, Close to Home by Cara Hunter, Come a Little Closer by Rachel Abbott and I Am Watching You by Tessa Driscoll will love The Guilty Wife.


Why authors are loving thrilling psychological suspense novel The Guilty Wife

'I couldn't put this down.Pacy and gripping.' Cass Green, bestselling author of The Woman Next Door and In a Cottage, In a Wood

'A gripping psychological thriller. I had to keep turning the pages - I just couldn't put it down. And the ending! You just have to read it. ' Patricia Gibney, bestselling author of The Missing Ones, The Stolen Girls and The Lost Child

'The Guilty Wife will make you question those closest to you, with an ending that pulls the rug from under your feet. A brilliant debut.' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

'Twisty and fast-moving, The Guilty Wife kept me guessing until the very end! A great read.' Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister and Beautiful Liars

'I read The Guilty Wife in an intense two day sitting. Brilliant.' Niki Mackay, author of I,Witness.


Why readers are loving thrilling psychological suspense novel The Guilty Wife

'Wow! What a book! I couldn't wait to turn the pages and see what else had been thrown into the mix to keep me guessing....which I did until the very end.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

'Fantastic book. Great pace, I was hooked from the first page and almost read in one sitting.' Goodreads Reviewer,5 stars

'Totally could not put this down without a real fight. Great writing, great plot and a great read.' Lovereading reviewer

'Fast paced, gritty debut novel with a real twist, brilliant storytelling and surprises along the way.' Lovereading reviewer

'This is one of the best books I have read for a long time - a story line that is gripping; leaves you wondering if you can trust anyone! As good, if not better than Girl on a Train.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars.

'Loved the twists and turns, kept me guessing right to the end, a real page turner, try it it's good!' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars

Mysteries & Thrillers
December 1
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Corvette 242 ,

The Guilty Wife

I totally enjoyed reading this book. It kept me on edge up to the end. However. I did not expect the killer to be Alex. And I did not like that in the end she won. There needs to be a sequel where Alex gets her punishment for all the hurt she caused.

The Revenging Wife

Luceagain ,

A good who-done-it

Fun read...I liked the plot twists...but, the real killer was kept out of so completely that there were no clues that she could have done, disappointing in that respect. Still a good read!

Annmric8 ,

Separate the truth from the lies

It all begins with a secret affair with a married man. A public figure worth millions unwilling to risk exposing his personal indiscretions to the public.

Story: Caught up in a web of lies Bethany finds herself a suspect in a murder case with the man she was having an affair with. Unable to properly grieve the loss of her lover for fear of exposing her infidelity she slowly starts to unravel. Bethany didn’t have the freedom to come clean with her lies instead she buried the truth with more lies building her own guilty verdict. When the lies get piled higher and higher it’s difficult to sort out the truth from the lies, so more lies are construed.

Every character introduction leads to suspicious concerns. With the added threats this is turning into quite the thrilling tale. All the facts point to guilty it’s crazy how one little indiscretion leads to terrifying consequences.

Overall: I read with a speed that matched The Tasmanian Devil. I was focused on proving my strategy by racing to the finish line. I was determined to look for any clues pertaining to my hunch. I dissected every scenario along side Elle. She was crafty with her assumptions swaying the reader into believing all her scenarios. She was very persuasive in all her arguments.

Elle wrote a fantastic and clever story which kept me guessing every step of the way. I’m proud to finally say that this book was a page-turner. Some reviewers claim this to be true yet often times it’s not.

Bethany’s behavior had me laughing at times because her tactics for finding clues reminded me of the actors in Horrible Bosses. Her amateur detective skills created some funny moments. Sure this was a serious situation, yet I couldn’t help but laugh at Bethany for attempting to bury the truth with more lies or maybe it was burying more lies with lies. Either way she was a strong character pushing to survive a situation that wasn’t easy to escape.

I loved trying to decode the clues by sorting through all the information provided. I felt like a detective piecing the clues together and hoping my results came back correct.

I fought to believe that he was really dead. I kept thinking it was a ploy to market that documentary and book. There were so many angles to consider it was hard to pinpoint the truth. But if you look closely it is their in plain sight. While the motive isn’t easy to determine the actions can be identified.

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