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The Wife

An Unputdownable Psychological Thriller with a Breathtaking Twist
Narrated by: Katie Villa
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Zoe fainted on her wedding day, and she never knew why. She’s always felt sure something bad happened. Ten years later, she’s going to find out what....

It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Zoe was sitting in her hotel room, in her perfect white dress, looking forward to the moment when she would make kind, handsome Toby her husband. 

Then, there was a blank. 

They said she must have fainted, overcome with emotion. But nothing felt quite right afterward. Did something happen in that missing time? 

Now, Toby and Zoe have two beautiful children and a perfect life. They’re planning their 10-year anniversary party for their family and friends. The invitations have been sent, the food ordered. They’re going back to the grand hotel where they got married. 

But as the anniversary gets closer, it becomes clear not everyone is looking forward to celebrating. She catches Toby lying about where he’s been. One of her best friends seems to be ignoring her. And someone is spreading stories that might stop the party from happening at all. 

Zoe is increasingly sure that she doesn’t have the full story. But does she want to know the truth if it will destroy everything? 

From the million-copy best-selling author, this totally gripping psychological thriller will have you hooked to the last jaw-dropping twist. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and The Wife Between Us. 

©2020 Shalini Boland (P)2020 Bookouture

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Boring

An ok read but a bit too far fetched for me. Lost interest half way through.

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  • littlesimone
  • 10-09-2020

A Quiet Yet Intriguing Read

This is the first book that I have ever read from this author and I have to say that I rather enjoyed it. It was quiet in nature yet steady in pace with an interesting plot. Although the protagonist was a bit more naïve than is believable, I found myself very much in her head, as it were, and sympathizing with her thought process. I don't know why but I kept picturing Emily Blunt portraying the protagonist. Not that I regularly envision books as movies but I could see this one made into a screenplay. It held my attention and I listened to straight through which is rare for me. Well done!

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  • Birderliz
  • 15-10-2020

Good

This was a good one, I had to go back a couple times because I zoned out but it has unexpected twists & is entertaining

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  • lisa
  • 05-10-2020

kept me entertained

Kept me entertained but was not on the edge of my seat. I did enjoy the characters and the story flowed well. To me the aha moment was not large or intriguing but it was written well.

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  • Suzanne sims
  • 16-10-2020

fantastic

another brilliant book by this author enjoyed it , really didn't see the ending coming

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  • Weliza
  • 14-10-2020

Good listen

I enjoyed this book whilst spending time waiting for some health related news. It provided some light, absorbing listening. The story kept me guessing about how it would be resolved with regard to the sister and why it was titled The Wife.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-2020

Sensational

Fantastic book. You're the best Shalini Boland. Looking forward to my next book. Thank you.

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  • donnab
  • 01-10-2020

I couldn’t stop listening to this

This was a wonderful book with a fantastic twist! Definitely worth a read, good narration too.

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  • Donna P.
  • 23-09-2020

the wife

best one yet, and I've read lots by this author. couldn't stop listening, Katie Villa is a brilliant narrator

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  • Wayne
  • 21-09-2020

Absolutely loved this book

There are no shalini Boland that I don’t love and I love Katie villa as the narrator she reads so well and it a pleasure to listen to , the story is a slow builder but erupts into an unstoppable book I loved it infact I’ll listen to it again I’m sure of that

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-09-2020

The wife....

Ab love all of Shalini Boland books, this isn’t her best , but still v enjoyable, as with her previous books, from the first page, I’m pulled in, and an engaged till the end Good story and interesting ending Author is great at keeping you guessing and never predictable ending! Can’t wait for the next Shalini Boland novel- please keep them coming👍👍😉

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  • julie panther
  • 11-09-2020

The Wife

Wow Wow Wow you have to read this book amazing, I loved it from the first page, the narrator was amazing i love her voice just loved the book it has everything awesome just awesome

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  • pedro
  • 10-09-2020

Too far-fetched

I enjoyed the first three quarters until the climax that required a lot of my patience to accept it as feasible. I was very disappointed in the end and kept playing it only to get to the end and not leave it hanging. Excellent performance.

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  • AFroggatt
  • 19-10-2020

Enjoyable

Good plot, loved the way the characters were portrayed, a few little inconsistencies about the sister that’s why I have given this four stars. Worth a listen

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