ABOUT THE BOOK
They’re saying he’s a monster. And they’re saying she knew.
Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood – they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family.
When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now – what if he’s crashed his car? She fears the worst.
But the worst is beyond imagining.
As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband.
They’re husband and wife – till death do them part…
A knock on the door changes the family lives forever when two detectives haul Beth’s husband Tom away for questioning. They want to know about a young woman, who had been missing for several years. What begins for them as enquires soon spirals into the unthinkable. Beth has to face the community where they live and where she owns a small business that puts her directly in touch with the public daily. Then there is their daughter who is still in nursery and the effects it will have on her.
What a belting good story it is as it is told between a triangle of the central cast of players, Beth, Tom and the missing girl Katie. Katie had been a former girlfriend of Tom’s before he met Beth. I had to take some deep breathes to read some of these chapters as the relationship between Tom and Katie developed. All three of them have distinctive voices.
I would say to you to read this in a quiet environment to get the most out of it. It scared me to hell when I did, as every noise on the pages came to life. I wasn’t sure just who was a real friend or just curious to know if Beth knew what had gone on. Beth had never really had a friend, and now she needed one more than ever. The story unfolds as the past is revisited by the three of them. Brilliant characters, superbly written.
I wish to thank Net Galley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After completing a psychology degree, Alice Hunter became an interventions facilitator in a prison. There, she was part of a team offering rehabilitation programmes to men serving sentences for a wide range of offences, often working with prisoners who’d committed serious violent crimes. Previously, Alice had been a nurse, working in the NHS. She now puts her experiences to good use in fiction. THE SERIAL KILLER’S WIFE draws heavily on her knowledge of psychology and the criminal mind.