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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

The Wife's Baby

ISBN: 978-1739442958

Publisher: Daniel Hurst Books

Publication Date: 03/16/2024

Format: e-book

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

My husband is not perfect, but our daughter is. But now she’s in danger…

When Tuppence was born, I thought I was complete. Even when my marriage to Leon began to falter, at least I had my baby girl to look after. Adults have problems all the time, but children have a way of making them seem so insignificant.

But then Tuppence goes missing and I realise how my life has been teetering on the brink for so long. Now it’s just me and my husband again, the two of us and all our problems, and we’re forced to work together as a team to get our beloved daughter back.

I don’t know where my baby is, but I will do anything to find her and hold her in my arms again. She’s my little girl and unlike her parents, she is perfect. She’s not made the mistakes we have. She’s not got dark secrets like us. She is better than we are…

We will get her back. I will get her back. But what if it’s already too late?

A gripping psychological thriller from the author of The Couple’s Revenge, The Passenger and the number one bestseller, The Doctor’s Wife.

My Review

The king of revenge plots, Daniel Hurst, returns following The Colleagues with his latest thriller, THE WIFE'S BABY. This twisty, shocking, and unexpected domestic suspense follows a wife, husband, and baby on a getaway that goes terribly wrong—ending with a sinister kidnapping that will keep you glued to the pages until the final twist when all the dirty secrets are revealed.

Gabby and Leon's marriage is on the rocks. They have been together for seven years and married for four. Since the birth of their daughter, Tuppence, things have gone downhill with all the responsibilities of a baby.

Leon is often absent, preferring nights out at the pub with the guys or at the gym. He does not help out with the baby or do his part. Their marriage is suffering as well. Gabby has recently caught Leon being naughty, subscribing to an online site, chatting with women (webcam girls), offering their services, and wasting their money.

Gabby feels insecure about his preference for those women over her. He says he will stop, but she does not trust him. She says they are over, but he begs for a last chance.

Gabby has arranged a holiday in Scotland (Stirling) to rekindle their relationship and, as a last attempt, get their family back on track. She hopes the three of them can bond even though it takes some planning with all the clothes, nappies, toys, wipes, bottles, milk, etc., and the train ride.

Leon is hot and cold. She never knows what mood he will be in. However, things go differently than planned. At times, Leon is present, but even on their holiday, he is at the pub or taking their daughter out in the stroller and gone for long periods.

She also meets a mysterious woman at the market who admires her daughter. She seems to be stalking.

On their last night, Gabby takes Tuppence out in the stroller for a walk to wind down. Leon chooses not to go along. She hears a woman crying out and walks away from the stroller for a minute to the garden behind the house to see where the cries are coming from. She cannot find anything, but when she returns to the stroller, her baby is GONE!

Gabby is frantic. What happened to her baby? She was gone in just seconds, and the neighborhood was nice. Who snatched her baby? Was it the woman who seemed to always be looking at her baby?

The authorities are called in, and time goes on with no leads or clues as to what happened to baby Tuppence.

Gabby is determined to find her daughter even though Leo has all but given up and returned to his life. She will not stop until she finds her daughter. This drives them further apart to separation, and he moves away. She is on her own with her mom. Gabby begins her investigation when it appears the authorities have given up. She travels from Edinburgh back to Stirling.

On the anniversary of her baby's disappearance, Gabby joins forces with a local crime writer in the hopes they can uncover the mystery of what happened to her daughter. She thinks Buckingham Place is the key to finding her. Someone in Stirling has a secret.

Hurst ratchets up the suspense and tension as readers try to figure out what happened to this baby girl, while a tenacious mom will stop at nothing until she finds her. Mix in Cameron, a novelist looking for a good story, a detective, and someone locking her in a basement. Who can she trust?

You will root for Gabby and Tuppence and despise Leon. Excellent character development and a wicked revenge twist!

THE WIFE'S BABY is a read-in-one-sitting, and it is unputdownable! I had my business taxes to tackle, so halfway through, I put it on audio and allowed the robotic voice to read the remainder. It was well worth it, and I managed to knock out my taxes and finish this highly entertaining tale.

Hurst's highly creative writing delivers the unexpected with many surprising twists and turns! THE WIFE'S BABY is a must-read if you enjoy solving mysteries and tracking clues. It's a wild ride—another CRACKER of a read by Hurst!

@JudithDCollins | #JDCMustReadBooks

Pub Date: March 16, 2024

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

About the Author

Daniel Hurst is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of fast paced psychological thrillers. His most popular titles include Til Death Do Us Part, The Passenger and The Doctor's Wife, the latter title reaching #1 on the Amazon UK Kindle store in February 2023. A regular KDP Select All Star since he became a full-time author in 2021, Daniel prides himself on writing fast, releasing stories often and engaging with his readers.

You can visit him at, where you can also download a copy of his FREE thriller 'Just One Second.'



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