Blog Tour! The Liar's Wife by Samantha Hayes
Happy Saturday friends!
I am thrilled to be a stop on the blog tour for The Liar’s Wife by Samantha Hayes!
I have been craving slow burning psychological thrillers lately. It must be something about the season changing, and it getting dark earlier that makes me want to get comfy and get a little terrified with what might be out in the dark. This book HIT THE MARK for me on what I was looking for - suspenseful, dark, twisting, clever, compulsively readable.
When Ella wakes up in hospital following a hit and run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon.
But Ella has never been married…
Absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage.
I was sucked in from the very start of this - what could possibly be creepier than waking up in the hospital to find yourself injured, trapped and suddenly being told you have a husband that you most certainly DO NOT HAVE. With the story moving back and forth between present day, and 10 years prior, it is like watching a car accident unfold in front of you; something bad is going to happen but you have no way to warn the person or stop it from happening. Stories that are able to successfully pull off this feeling for me are like chunks of gold. So. Satisfying.
I loved the complexity of Ella as a character, the idea that you know SOMETHING happened that involved her 10 years prior, although you are not clear what that was. And that incident shaped her into the solitary loner she is in present day, never letting anyone know the “real her”. Until now. Until she’s involved in a hit and run that has landed her in a brand new kind of nightmare as her past catches up with her.
This is the exact kind of story you don’t want to ruin for other readers, because the twists and turns are best served without warning, so I won’t share more. I will say that I loved where the story twisted to, I loved how surprised I was as things kept unfolding and I loved how Samantha does not let up, even once, in the pace of the story. I was on edge every page through the end.
I will say that this is the exact kind of cleverly written thriller that makes for perfect reading on long, dark winter nights. I will also say that if you, like me, are a massive fan of thrillers that keep you guessing, than this is one you want to get on that to-read pile ASAP. It will not disappoint!
This beauty is on sale now, and you can grab your own copy here:
Congratulations Samantha on one devilishly delightful piece of work! I cannot see what you come up with next!
Also check out the many other awesome stops on this tour!! These are bookworms who know a good book when they read one.
Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time living in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.
Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on 'real life fiction'. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, 'What if this happened to me or my family?'
The Liar’s Wife is out now!