Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter


Title: The Serial Killer’s Wife
Author: Alice Hunter
Publisher: Avon UK
Release Date: May 27, 2021

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…

Beth Hardcastle's life is upended when the police come knocking on her door. 

Her husband, Tom, a wonderful father, and loving husband, is taken for questioning over the death of his ex-girlfriend Katie, who disappeared eight years ago. 

Beth is shocked. Is her husband guilty? 

Beth can only think that her wonderful life is imploding. She has to protect her daughter, Poppy, the best way she can while keeping her store open too. Living in a small town, she knows people can turn on them in the blink of an eye. 

Thankfully, there is Adam. He has gone through something awful too and he seems to understand her and wants to help them.

But is Beth hiding something? Does she know more than she should?


As soon as I saw this novel on NetGalley, I knew I wanted to read it. From the cover to its name, it called to me. 

For the most part, I will say that I enjoyed it despite seeing the twist a mile away. I found myself still reading along. 

Good debut novel. 

Cliffhanger: No

3/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Avon Books UK via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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