Author: Liv Constantine

Publication Date: January 26, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

The bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish returns with a taut psychological thriller, filled with chilling twists, about a woman fighting to hold on to the only family she’s ever loved—and how far she’ll go to preserve it.

Breezing into the upscale seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots, opening a rehab and wellness space and joining a local yacht club. When she meets Leo Drakos, a handsome, successful lawyer, the wedding ring on his finger is the only thing she doesn’t like about him. Yet as Piper well knows, no marriage is permanent.

Meanwhile, Joanna has been waiting patiently for Leo, the charismatic man she fell in love with all those years ago, to re-emerge from the severe depression that has engulfed him. Though she’s thankful when Leo returns to his charming, energetic self, paying attention again to Evie and Stelli, the children they both love beyond measure, Joanna is shocked to discover that it’s not her loving support that’s sparked his renewed happiness—it’s something else.

Piper. Leo has fallen head over heels for the flaky, New Age-y newcomer, and unrepentant and resolute, he’s more than willing to leave Joanna behind, along with everything they’ve built. Of course, he assures her, she can still see the children.

Joanna is devastated—and determined to find something, anything, to use against this woman who has stolen her life and her true love. As she digs deeper into Piper’s past, Joanna begins to unearth disturbing secrets . . . but when she confides to her therapist that she fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children, her concerns are dismissed as paranoia. Can she find the proof she needs in time to save them?

Book Review

The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine is a suspenseful domestic thriller.

After moving to Conneticut, Piper meets a successful and handsome man named Leo. The only problem is that Leo is married. Joanna, Leo’s wife, leaves to take care of her mother. Leo takes Joanna not being home as a sign he should move on. Joanna is worried about Piper especially with her being with the children. Joanna digs into Piper’s past and discovers some disturbing secrets. Joanna is trying to save her family before it’s too late. Piper is trying to get the kids to accept her. Both women have secrets that will keep the reader guessing.

The Wife Stalker was very suspenseful and grabbed my attention from the beginning. Piper and Joanna are interesting characters with many secrets. The story is told from Piper and Joanna’s perspectives. I kept trying to figure out what would happen next. I found the story interesting. Joanna is a loving mother that will do anything to make sure her family is safe. Why did Leo divorce her if she is such a loving wife and mother? Piper is trying to connect with the children even though she doesn’t particularly like children. Piper has a concerning past. Will Piper hurt Leo and the children? The children are struggling not knowing what happened to their mom. Leo wants to live a happy life. He is concerned about Joanna and the reader doesn’t find out what is really going on until the end. Who can Leo trust? This story is interesting with many twists and turns. Constantine does a great job dropping little clues to make the reader try to figure out the ending. I didn’t see the ending coming at all.

Thank you Harper Perennial for The Wife Stalker.

About the Author

Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Together, they are the bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Last Mrs. ParrishThe Last Time I Saw YouThe Wife Stalker, and The Stranger in the Mirror (coming July 2021). Their critically acclaimed books have been praised by USA TodayThe Sunday TimesPeople Magazine, and Good Morning America, among many others. Lynne and Valerie are national and international bestselling authors and their books have been translated into 28 languages, are available in 33 countries, and are in development for both television and film.

Lynne

Lynne is a former marketing executive with a Master’s degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University. She has explored coral reefs all over the world, sunken wrecks in the South Pacific, and fallen in love with angelfish in the Caribbean. When Lynne’s not writing, you can find her curled up with her Labrador and Golden Retrievers reading a good book or walking the beach thinking up devious plans for her characters.

Lynne also writes The Jack Logan series under the pen name L.C. Shaw. To learn more about her other books, visit lcshawauthor.com or connect with her on Instagram or Twitter @LCShawAuthor.

Valerie

Valerie has always loved books and spent many nights reading by the light of her bedside lamp until 3 a.m. She lives with her husband and their brilliant Cavalier King Charles babies, Zorba and DaVinci.

Early in her career she served as a White House Assistant in the President’s Scheduling and Advance Office planning presidential trips and travel and has visited over forty foreign countries. She has a degree in English Literature. When she’s not writing, you won’t find her, as she and her husband will be traveling to some faraway destination.

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