Book Review for HIS PERFECT WIFE by Natasha Bell
HIS PERFECT WIFE by Natasha Bell
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A complicated, warped, and multilayered psychological thriller.
Truth time… HIS PERFECT WIFE was not the book I thought I was getting. I was expecting something much different than the darkly twisted journey I went down. By the end, I was shocked and couldn’t believe where Bell left us.
To be honest, I am not sure how I feel about this book. The writing was tense and kept my interest, but the ending was a complete mindf*ck. I can say that the overall story is staying on my mind. I am still trying to wrap my head around all the manipulations as well as deceptions contained within its pages. Going through the motions with Marc and Alexandra in both the past and the present was quite the ride.
I guess what I am saying is that some people will love the book and others may not. Yet, for me, the talent of the author and her ability to weave together a tale so intelligent and artful (as well as full of art) made this a solid read.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
His Perfect Wife proves how unknowable those closest to us can be.
Before she disappeared, Alexandra Southwood lived an average, happy life: devoted to the care and upkeep of her husband, Marc, and their two beautiful daughters. But now, held in a room against her will, Alexandra is forced to imagine how her family is coping in the wake of her disappearance. She escapes to memories of their past, remembering her courtship with Marc and their marriage—all that he saved her from, all that she’s lost.
Marc's pain is visceral. He thinks of nothing but Alexandra. Even when the police discover her bloody belongings, he cannot accept that she is gone. The only one who believes she’s still alive, Marc channels his pain into action, embarking on his own journey to find his wife, one that will lead him to discover answers to questions he never wanted to ask.
About the Author: NATASHA BELL grew up in Somerset and studied English literature at the University of York. She holds an MA in the humanities from the University of Chicago and an MA in creative writing from Goldsmiths. She lives in southeast London.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (December 4, 2018)
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