Author: Shalini Boland

Publication Date: September 9, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Wife is a wonderfully twisted domestic thriller. All the twists kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page. I won’t say too much because I don’t want to ruin all the twists but I highly recommend The Wife.

Zoe fainted on her wedding day and doesn’t remember what caused her to faint or what was going on when she fainted. She just remembers an uneasiness during the day that was supposed to be the happiest day of her life but has the perfect marriage. Ten years later Zoe and Toby are getting ready to have a big 10 year anniversary celebration. People start acting weird around Zoe and unusual events are happening. Zoe starts to wonder what really happened on her wedding day.

The story switches between present day and ten years before, on Zoe’s wedding day and the months after the wedding.

The characters are much more likable than most thrillers, but you have to read to the end to find out who the villains are.

The Wife was my first Shalini Boland book, but definitely will not be my last. I am looking forward to reading her back list.

Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

About the author

Shalini Boland is the million-copy, USA-Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers: ‘THE GIRL FROM THE SEA’, ‘THE BEST FRIEND’, ‘THE MILLIONAIRE’S WIFE’ (optioned for TV by Legendary Studios), ‘THE SECRET MOTHER’, ‘THE CHILD NEXT DOOR’, ‘THE SILENT SISTER’, ‘THE PERFECT FAMILY’, ‘THE MARRIAGE BETRAYAL’, ‘THE OTHER DAUGHTER’ and ‘ONE OF US IS LYING’.

THE WIFE is out now!

Her titles are published by Bookouture, Grand Central (USA) and Tantor.

Shalini lives by the sea in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and endless baskets of laundry).

She is also the author of two bestselling Young Adult series as well as a children’s WWII novel with a time-travel twist.


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29 thoughts on “Book Review: The Wife

              1. …depends what one means when one asks that question.
                Do I have a published book, no; will I have one published… hmmm it’s a wish of mine, do I write though, all the time


  1. Jessica, Though I am not a big fan of reading thrillers after reading your review I thought its worth investing time and give a read๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Oh I have not heard of this book. I am always trying to look for new thriller writers. I do like that this book has likeable characters. So many thrillers always make the characters unlikable and it can get annoying. I checked my library and it doesn’t have it. I am going to have to check this out at some point. Great review!


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