The Millionaire's Wife
By: Shalina Boland
Narrator: Katie Villa
Publisher: Bookouture Audio
Publication Date: 09/19/2022
My Rating: 5 Stars 🎧
Everyone has their secrets. But this one could destroy your marriage.
When Anna Blackwell opens an email from an unknown sender, the shocking image attached shatters her perfect world. A woman has been killed. And Anna knows who did it. The past is catching up with her.
Is it her turn next?
To protect herself and her husband Will, she must tell him the terrible truth about her first love. But as the secrets of her life unravel, Anna begins to realise that she is not the only one who has been living a lie.
Anna doesn’t know who to turn to her best friend, her parents, or her husband. But she knows that her ex-lover is dangerous and she must stop him before it’s too late…
From the bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this utterly unputdownable psychological thriller will have you gasping at every twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister this book is for you.
THE MILLIONAIRE'S WIFE by talented Shalini Boland is a highly recommended complex, addictive tale of deceit and obsession. Trust no one! A richly atmospheric and thoroughly riveting, well-written, twisty psychological suspense thriller—I loved it!
Psychologically rich, an exploration and thoughtful look at how even the most innocuous secrets between happy couples and beloved friends can turn DEADLY.
My first book by the author, and I cannot wait to read more of her future books and her backlist!
I listened to the audiobook in one sitting—UNPUTDOWNABLE! The narrator Katie Villa delivered a superb performance! I enjoyed her voice and will be looking for more audiobooks narrated by her.
Oh, how I DESPISED Fin (ex-boyfriend), and oh, how I LOVED Will! (current husband)
These two guys are opposites, and Anna is in the center of this triangle. But wait, there is a fourth, her best friend.
Where nothing is as it appears.
In Anna's earlier years, she was drawn to the "bad boy." Listen up, girls, never get serious with a "bad boy!" They are trouble with a capital T and not worth the roller coaster ride.
Her parents wanted her to go to university, but she met Fin over the summer. Fin lived up to that bad boy description. After they were together, she saw he was unmotivated, complained about money, was irresponsible, despicable, and always tried to devise "get rich" schemes. Because he is too lazy.
He works at a surfer shop, and they live in his father's garage. Anna works all the time, but it is never enough. She is in a constant state of fear. Fin does nothing to help himself. They had no money, which her parents had warned her to stay away from, but she did not listen and put her dreams on hold to be with him. Controlling and manipulative.
Soon Anna realizes her mistake. Can she escape this man? Fin came up with all kinds of plans and even wanted her to be an escort (she is beautiful) to get money or a proposed plan to marry rich spouses and murder them for their money.
Of course, Anna wanted no part of this when she found herself pregnant, and of course, he told her to get an abortion, she finally left him and started a new life. THANK GOD!
Years later, she meets a nice, wealthy millionaire, Will. He is the BEST in every way, and she truly loves him, and they have a happy life.
However, her safe and beautiful life now is in danger. One afternoon at her husband's birthday party, she receives a disturbing email. This email from Fin could destroy her life and marriage. She is afraid to tell Will because she does not want to lose him, but thinks she can handle it. But then things get out of control. Her past has come back to haunt her, but no fault of her own. She is dealing with a psychopath. Also, someone else is lying.
Fin is a blackmailer and stalker and pure evil. . His wife was recently killed in a boating accident, but was it an accident or murder?
Will and Anna must do everything they can to escape harm's way. She must tell Will about her past and confess —when it comes to protecting their new dog, its safety, and their lives.
In a fight for survival, Anna must decide just how far she’ll go to escape the person she once loved.
Hold on, there is yet another twist to be revealed toward the end, which is jaw-dropping. Trust me, you must read this book.
Compelling! A propulsive journey through a winding maze of secrets and lies, leading to a jaw-dropping twist that I never saw coming. Loved every minute.
I devoured THE MILLIONAIRE'S WIFE. If you are in the US, and fans of authors Mary Kubica and Kimberly Belle will enjoy this one. The plot twists, well-developed characters, and unpredictable ending make it irresistible. The writing is superb.
A special thank you to Bookouture Audio and NetGalley for an ALC in exchange for an honest review.
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My Rating: 5 Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Pub Date: Sept 19, 2022
About the Author
Books and music are my passion and I’ve always been a writer in some shape or form. Before children, I was signed to Universal Music as a singer/songwriter. But that all seems like several lifetimes ago.
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