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The Wife's Secret: A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Heart-Stopping Twist

Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Charley Willis was 13 years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs.

Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing.

No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is.

One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning. 

A totally gripping psychological thriller that will keep you listening until the very last jaw-dropping twist.

©2018 Kerry Wilkinson (P)2018 Bookouture

Critic Reviews

"WOW - what a damn good read this book is!!… gripping from start to end so be prepared to read this in one sitting… A must-read!" (Have Books, Will Read)

"OMG this book is so damn good… gripped from the very first page… I freaking loved it!... an utterly sensational page turner. I literally couldn’t put this book down and devoured it in one afternoon." (Chelle’s Book Reviews)

"Cor! Kerry Wilkinson strikes again with this absolutely incredible page turner!" (Novel Deelights)

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  • Angela M. Dokos
  • 18-10-2018

Great story

Great plot. Great characters. No major surprising twists in my opinion, but still held my attention. I loved it and thought it was well written.

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  • Catina
  • 06-10-2018

Great narration and story

LOVED both narrators performance! Great story- was hooked! Ready for the next Kerry Wilkinson book:)

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  • Tammy
  • 18-12-2018

Soap opera? NOT a psychological thriller!

I'll be honest, I just couldn't finish this. This reads more like a soap opera, annoyingly so. Moves too slow.
The narration was just plain weird. I usually love Brittish narration of audiobooks, but this was just too much syrup and drivel...does anyone really talk like this in real life? Think Mrs. Doubt fire, yeah, that strange.

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  • Chris kirtley
  • 24-02-2019

Excellence

Really good, hard to put down. Lots of turns and surprises an unexpected ending! Fantastic

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  • April Owens
  • 23-02-2019

A real struggle for me...

I can not beleive I finished listening to this book. I so wanted to like it but it never got good.

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  • tamika
  • 21-02-2019

Who!? What!? Where!?

Anyone who love to put pieces together and figure out the clues will love this!
The narrators do a wonderful job and I couldn’t stop listening!
Great read!!

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  • Lisette
  • 27-01-2019

pretty good

had me going . I think I figured out pretty early who did it...what I didn't understand was why Martha.

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  • Patricia Moreland
  • 25-01-2019

Completely Engaging

I was completely engaged in this book. I could hardly put it down. I wanted more. The story was captivating. If you want a story that has suspense, romance, and hard to predict this is the book for you.

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  • Lily Rose
  • 01-01-2019

Nothing Riveting About This Novel

The Wife's Secret is described as a gripping psychological thriller, but I didn't find it gripping in the least nor would I describe it as a thriller. There definitely weren't any heart-stopping twists and turns. Talk about false advertising!

It's one of those books that all the secrets are revealed in the last 1-2 hrs. I would not recommend this book.

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  • Marnie Nicklow
  • 21-12-2018

disappointed

story was promising, however the ending left a lot to be desired. narration was good

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  • Michael Bath
  • 08-12-2018

really good enjoyed it gripping story

gòod twist at the end well writen good performance by both looking forward to the next book

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  • Galadriel
  • 27-09-2018

Keeps you guessing...

Excellent tale of secrets and lies, of families and fame and everything in between.
Well-drawn characters and a real guess-who at the end.

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  • Marjory Lamb
  • 04-10-2018

Mediocre book

I struggled through 2 thirds of this book I felt although dreadful things happened to the main family nobody asked anybody obvious questions about these things. Excuses for this were because people were
"private" or things were "too personal" to ask anybody. Can you believe coming home beaten up and your husband asks if you want a cup of tea. This is what I found so annoying. I picked up during the last chapters. Although very predictable and not very exciting.
Narration really good

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  • DAP
  • 23-03-2019

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A good story with a twist. Narrated brilliantly I thought from both narrators. Writing superb. Couldht stop listening.

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  • Joy E
  • 26-01-2019

Gripping?

I am just not sure...a quarter of the way through I was tempted to return the title, but convinced myself that it would speed up and get better.....it didn’t. It was obvious from the beginning what had happened and why.
Would I listen to another’s? No.
Could be personal taste,, but this just does not compare to the other audio books that I have listened to over the past couple of months....just not my cup of tea.

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  • M. Cook
  • 07-12-2018

Good storyline

Different to the usual psychological thrillers I listen too. I didn't guess the killer, until the very end. the ending ended too soon, there should have been another chapter or an epilogue, but otherwise, good.

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  • Helen McLaughlin
  • 12-11-2018

Unusual story telling

Took a while to get going and cope with the different reader voices. However, once hooked in I enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot.

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  • Gwyneth Smith
  • 19-10-2018

Most frustrating book I've ever listened to.

The narration spoiled this book for me. At one point I checked the speed in case I'd slowed it down. Seth is adorable and Martha I also liked but come on get on with it.

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  • FELICITY GAINARD
  • 18-10-2018

Good

Was ok . Weird story but kept me listening and finished in a day and a half . Wouldn’t class it as gripping but an ok listen .

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  • 匿名
  • 09-12-2018

Slow moving

Slow moving and very predicable - not very gripping at all. i wouldnt recommend this book at all

0 of 1 people found this review helpful