I’m delighted to be sharing my review of His Perfect Wife by Natasha Bell on my blog today. This book was previously titled Exhibit Alexandra.
She was his perfect wife, until she went missing . . .
Alexandra Southwood has vanished. Her husband, Marc, is beside himself. It isn’t long before the police are searching for a body.
But Alexandra is alive – trapped, far away from her husband and young daughters.
Desperate, Marc will stop at nothing to find the woman he loves. Even if it means discovering that he never really knew her at all.
Because Alexandra is no ordinary missing person – but then neither is she quite a perfect wife . .
His Perfect Wife by Natasha Bell is an utterly immersive novel that thinks outside the psychological thriller box. This was a pacy, quick read and I loved the style in which it was told which I thought made it feel very different to what I have read recently in this genre.
There are some very intriguing aspects to this story. In the set-up, we have the disappearance of Marc’s wife, Alex and we can see that he can’t bring himself to even comprehend what has happened, especially when the police begin to believe that Alex is dead. But the story is told partly from her perspective, as though she is looking in on her husband’s life in the aftermath of her going missing. I thought this was very unusual and it made this book feel very different.
I found the plot of this book to be very unpredictable, and I never could quite see where the story was heading. I had so many thoughts and different scenarios going around inside my head as to what could have happened to Alex, and it does take a very twisty turn which will have you thinking about what you have missed, and how Natasha has cleverly placed all of her clues throughout the book. I’m not going to talk any more about the plot as I don’t want to spoil the story as it is very difficult to talk about without giving anything away.
Natasha also takes us back to the time when Marc and Alex first got together and it was fascinating to see their relationship develop.
This is a thriller that will keep you thinking all the way through about what really is going on here and Natasha’s writing makes it a very addictive read. There are lots of secrets to be uncovered and nothing is as it seems. His Perfect Wife is a really well written and a compulsive read that will keep you hooked.
Thank you to Sriya at Michael Joseph for inviting me to take part in the blog tour and for sending me a copy of the book.
Publication date: 21st March 2019
Print length: 400 Pages
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