I loved The Guilty Wife; think B A Paris’ Behind Closed Doors, or Alice Feeney’s Sometimes I Lie (these are both brilliant as well). I read this in pretty much one sitting. I was super lucky to get a proof copy at Harrogate, and started it on the four hour train journey home. By the time I got out of the north I was hooked. By the time I’d got in, said hi to the hubby and put the kids to bed, I was on the last few chapters.
Told in the first person, it’s a fast-paced tale exploring adultery, trust, and selfishness. Our married protagonist Bethany Reston, finds out her lover has been killed. She has to keep her grief to herself, but that’s not the worst of it, because soon enough all the evidence starts to point in her direction. As her life starts to unravel, she struggles to work out who to trust and so do we, the readers.
Elle’s writing is gripping and deep. There are no spare words, everything moves the plot along and by the time you get to the last page you’re as exhausted as Bethany. If you haven’t pre-ordered this one you can do so here and you totally should.