Fans of Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Santa Montefiore will love Sunday Times best-selling author Sheila O'Flanagan's The Missing Wife.
Have you ever wanted to disappear?
When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince?
What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her....
Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?
©2016 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2016 Headline Digital
Mother of two boys, love listening to my audible books in the car on the way to work.
Have not read the print version but im sure it would not have read so lovely as this book was narrated. The french accents were delightful and made the book.
Imogen was so innocent but also wise. Im glad the book ended how it did.
Her escape was well planned and played out.
Escaping to your past, can be a good thing.
I really enjoyed this book and how it was narrated. The Australian accents were not correct but added to the amusement on how daft they were made to be. Not a heavy drama but drew you into the french lifestyle and good people you can meet along the way.
This was an amazing story. Anyone who has been in a relationship like Imogen will be amazed by the accuracy of the dread and it was written so well, makes me think the author may have been or knows someone close who has experienced this. I couldn't put it down!!! Great, definitely the best Sheila oflanagan book I have read....
"Sheila O'Flanagan, back to near her best"
I did not enjoy the previous couple of books by this author but The Missing Wife is a big improvement on them. Trapped in an increasingly loveless marriage with a controlling husband Imogen fears that her only option is to disappear before he finally manages to reduce her confidence to zero and the only place that she thinks might be safe is the Basque area of France where she was happy as a child. We follow her as she tries to re-establish herself as an individual, managing to find work and a place to live whilst relishing the beauty of the area and the people she meets, some new and some old friends. Meanwhile we also get an insight into the mind of her husband, the unpleasant Vince, as he tries to find out where she is, fully intending to "punish" her for humiliating him in such a manner.
"The manipulative husband"
No idea never read it but I always think of audio books as a play not a book, wonderful invention.
Blimey, A place to call home. Carol Mathews
I didn't but I could easily have done so
Veronica Henry, love her books and Aoife McMahon read beautifully.
really enjoyed this book, I will definitely read another of her books. very good story wanted to keep reading top book.
"my first ever audible"
This book was quite expensive at £13 but it was my first one ever. At that price I won't be doing another one until my next relaxing holiday. I did enjoy being able to be a part of the story whilst in the bath and also in the car. Both times are normally not possible for me, so it was a nice experience. I really enjoyed the story too.
Great story would definately recommend would buy from this author again truly excellent 5* to her
Really enjoyable, kept guessing right to the end. I couldn't wait for the husband to get his comeuppance.
"A Good Holiday Read"
The narrator was very good and the story came to life. compelled throughout. A weak ending.
"Wonderful, then spoiled by the final chapter!"
I loved this book, wonderful characters, with a story that romped along. Unfortunately, it was badly let down in the final chapter. Everything was tied-up in a very twee way. All of the events at the end could happily have been there, but not so quickly and easily. Without risking a spoiler, the character of the husband, with the personality portrayed, would not have given-up so easily. What had been a compulsive read that I could hardly put down, became a disappointment. What a shame. The narration however, was excellent.
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