The Lying Wife By Kathryn Croft

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The Lying Wife: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller By Kathryn Croft

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Book/Novel Author: Kathryn Croft

Book/Novel Title: The Lying Wife

 

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Be careful what you wish for… Callie has known sadness, and sometimes doubted she would ever have the life she wanted. When she meets James, also no stranger to grief, it seems as though her luck has changed. She becomes his wife, and in the process a stepmother to his two sons. Callie has finally got what she always imagined for herself. But things don’t go to plan for Callie. She tries to get things right, but at every turn she makes mistakes. If she can only show her new family just how much she cares, perhaps everything will be okay. Yet the harder she tries, the more she fails. A split-second decision leads to her spiralling out of control, and there is no way back for Callie. When the police arrest her for murder, the dark tale of Callie’s shocking fall from grace slowly unfolds. But how much is Callie willing to reveal about the choices she made? If those she cares for the most learn the truth, they will hate her. Will her secrets be her undoing? Or will she tell the truth, no matter the cost?A compelling psychological thriller with an unforgettable ending from #1 bestseller Kathryn Croft. Perfect for readers who love Sheryl Browne, Alison James and Claire McGowan. *** Previously published under the title The Stranger Within. ***What everyone is saying about The Lying Wife‘A story full of twists and turns. This is an amazing thriller that will keep you engrossed until the last page.’ NetGalley review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘Awesome read’ NetGalley review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘Wow. A roller coaster of emotions and twists and turns. … Bloody brilliant!’ Goodreads review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘FREAKING AWESOME BOOK! Ms Croft had me hooked on page 1. I couldn’t stop reading! A hell of a good read.’ Goodreads review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘The story itself is excellent and the plot twist at the end… wow, just wow! I did not see that coming. … It’s so well-written and because of that twist, it’s one of those books that requires a re-read, which I am going to do!’ Goodreads review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘WOW! Totally unexpected! This story is not your average family drama or psychological thriller… It’s a fabulous novel with characters so well defined and developed that you feel they are real.’ Goodreads review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I’ve read almost all of her books that are available on Kindle and one of them has disappointed me. This one really has a lot of twist and turns that I didn’t see coming Read this it’s really good!
Tough situation to be in as a step parent it takes all adults to be on board. Motherhood won this time
I read a lot of books and usually figure them out before the end. But this book had me on the edge of my seat and I never saw the ending coming!
Not a gripping, psychological thriller, too much unnecessary dialect, skipped over 20-30 pages, still figured out the end. Boring to say the least
This book had a interesting storyline, a little different, to me but a decent read! I didn’t expect what happened in the end! I will recommend reading this book, it was worth reading just not one of my top favorites! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!
An intense blended family drama that switches direction after every bad decision. Callie becomes an instant stepmother and is far out of her depth. Instead of relying on her instincts, she makes poor decisions which make the relationship between her and the boys more contentious every day. Her actions fall right in line with the boys plans to get rid of the intruder who replaced their mom. As her world spins out of control, instead of being the adult and accepting responsibility, she makes worse decisions that continue her rapid downward spiral. Great surprises throughout. At times though, the reader just wants to shake or slap her to make her do the right thing. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, possibly because you don’t want to put it down. It is fascinating to see how her dramatic decline is increased by more and more wrongs. The characters are well developed. The drama between Callie and her stepchildren feels familiar, knowing her actions will either mend the fences or destroy the relationship. The boys’ actions are true to form and while extreme in some cases, ring true. I received an ARC from Canelo through NetGalley. This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book. I am voluntarily submitting this review and am under no obligation to do so.

 

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