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Book Review – The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft

The Guilty Wife

Elle Croft


RRP: $34.99

This was actually a pretty good read. I thought the storyline was possible, but not probable and the concept, whilst I’m sure not unique, hasn’t crossed my reading list before.

Basically, Bethany, our protagonist, is married, but having an affair. The bloke she’s having the affair with is murdered… and whilst she is filled with grief no one can ever know, or she’ll ruin her perfect life. But then (as of course you’d already guessed) someone seems to know and starts sending her terrifying messages.

So, it’s a good storyline, right? And for the first half of the novel I was hooked, but then for some reason it seemed to lose me – I’m not sure if I actually lost interest on who (and why) someone was blackmailing her, or the writing started letting the story down.

Either way, but the time I got to the killer twist…I just didn’t care.

This is probably a pretty good read, and I’ve seen other reviews where readers rate it highly, but for some reason it just didn’t hit the spot for me

About the Author

Elle Croft was born in South Africa, grew up in Australia and moved to the UK in 2010 after travelling around the world with her husband. She works as a freelance social media specialist and also blogs about travel, food and life in London.

About Esther Perriam

Esther Perriam
Esther Perriam is the General Manager at Eldernet. She’s worked in the business for over 10 years and has been lucky to visit many of the older person’s services around the country. She’s never short of an opinion on…pretty much anything. Esther really loves reading and you’ll see plenty of book reviews authored by her. As a mother of two small children there’s not much free time but if there is she also enjoys cooking (for grown-ups, not the kids!) and anything beach related in her spare time. Esther has presented at conferences around New Zealand and is happy to be contacted in regards to speaking or presenting at your event.

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