Title: The Serial Killer’s Wife
Author: Alice Hunter
Genre: Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Mystery
Published: May 27th, 2021
They’re saying he’s a monster. And they’re saying she knew.
Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood – they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family.
When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now – what if he’s crashed his car? She fears the worst.
But the worst is beyond imagining.
As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband.
They’re husband and wife – till death do them part…
Beth and Tom Hardcastle are living their dream life in a cute cottage with her little daughter, Poppy. Beth has just opened a coffee shop nearby and life is going wonderfully. That is until the police come looking for Tom. What seems to be a one time visit turns into an arrest. In an instant, their lives fall apart. Tom is arrested for murdering his girlfriend years ago.
Beth becomes distraught and finds solace in a widow living in the neighborhood as well. Tom’s case is not getting any better and Beth must make a decision for her and her daughter. But the problem is, Beth knows more than she is letting on.
I love the setting here, it was so picturesque and lovely. Characterization was on point and I fell in love with their family life before things took a turn for the worse. Beth is a psychopath. That’s just the way to describe her. She a manipulator and conniving lady. I can’t believe I fell for her sad wife act all along.
It was fast paced, on point with a carefully thought out plot. Tom and Beth are just perfect for each other, I believe. And I love that ending. I think Beth might be getting what she deserves at last.
Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for the arc copy of this book.