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The Wife's Secret: A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Heart-Stopping Twist

By: Kerry Wilkinson
Narrated by: Alison Campbell,Alan Medcroft
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Publisher's Summary

Charley Willis was 13 years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs.

Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing.

No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is.

One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning. 

A totally gripping psychological thriller that will keep you listening until the very last jaw-dropping twist.

©2018 Kerry Wilkinson (P)2018 Bookouture

Critic Reviews

"WOW - what a damn good read this book is!!… gripping from start to end so be prepared to read this in one sitting… A must-read!" (Have Books, Will Read)

"OMG this book is so damn good… gripped from the very first page… I freaking loved it!... an utterly sensational page turner. I literally couldn’t put this book down and devoured it in one afternoon." (Chelle’s Book Reviews)

"Cor! Kerry Wilkinson strikes again with this absolutely incredible page turner!" (Novel Deelights)

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Great story

Great plot. Great characters. No major surprising twists in my opinion, but still held my attention. I loved it and thought it was well written.

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Great narration and story

LOVED both narrators performance! Great story- was hooked! Ready for the next Kerry Wilkinson book:)

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Soap opera? NOT a psychological thriller!

I'll be honest, I just couldn't finish this. This reads more like a soap opera, annoyingly so. Moves too slow.
The narration was just plain weird. I usually love Brittish narration of audiobooks, but this was just too much syrup and drivel...does anyone really talk like this in real life? Think Mrs. Doubt fire, yeah, that strange.

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Ugh

Nothing about this book appeals to me. Slow and boring. Narrator not so good either.

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Excellence

Really good, hard to put down. Lots of turns and surprises an unexpected ending! Fantastic

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The Wife’s Secret

Absolutely gripping! A definite 10 star thriller! Make this one a must read on your reading list! Don’t miss out!!!! Thank you Kerry Wilkinson!

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A real struggle for me...

I can not beleive I finished listening to this book. I so wanted to like it but it never got good.

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Who!? What!? Where!?

Anyone who love to put pieces together and figure out the clues will love this!
The narrators do a wonderful job and I couldn’t stop listening!
Great read!!

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Completely Engaging

I was completely engaged in this book. I could hardly put it down. I wanted more. The story was captivating. If you want a story that has suspense, romance, and hard to predict this is the book for you.

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  • 04-27-19

Good, but no more than that

The book was good but disappointing. The premise was good but much of the book moved too slowly and was far from the “gripping” mentioned in the subtitle, though it definitely held my interest. The second half moves faster and the last 20-30% has more twists etc. The narration was good overall, but I found it ranged from great to good. Particularly with the portrayal of Charley. At times it was really good, but other times I found the little girl voice she used to be irritating, especially when she sounded like whispering in a tiny breathy kind of voice.

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  • Galadriel
  • 09-27-18

Keeps you guessing...

Excellent tale of secrets and lies, of families and fame and everything in between.
Well-drawn characters and a real guess-who at the end.

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  • Michael Bath
  • 12-08-18

really good enjoyed it gripping story

gòod twist at the end well writen good performance by both looking forward to the next book

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  • Marjory
  • 10-04-18

Mediocre book

I struggled through 2 thirds of this book I felt although dreadful things happened to the main family nobody asked anybody obvious questions about these things. Excuses for this were because people were
"private" or things were "too personal" to ask anybody. Can you believe coming home beaten up and your husband asks if you want a cup of tea. This is what I found so annoying. I picked up during the last chapters. Although very predictable and not very exciting.
Narration really good

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  • niamh bonner
  • 07-07-19

Another great book by Wilkinson

I was having a bad week and an audio slump. I couldn't get into any books I started about 5 in a row and stopped them all. I've just finished this book after another Wilkinson book and My joy for audio has returned. It's an exciting story with lots of plots twists. Really enjoyed it

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  • Jay Cee
  • 10-22-18

disappointing "twist"

I really enjoyed the book. the only disappointing thing was the unrealistic twist that tells how a 13 thirteen years old girl managed to stabbed both her parents to death. I was hoping the "how" would be explained but it was not.

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  • Gwyneth Smith
  • 10-19-18

Most frustrating book I've ever listened to.

The narration spoiled this book for me. At one point I checked the speed in case I'd slowed it down. Seth is adorable and Martha I also liked but come on get on with it.

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  • FELICITY GAINARD
  • 10-18-18

Good

Was ok . Weird story but kept me listening and finished in a day and a half . Wouldn’t class it as gripping but an ok listen .

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  • Lucy
  • 07-21-20

Good story shame about the narration

Story is ok but I had to stop listening for two reasons :
The narration of Charlie was awful - well narration of any female character .
The interactions were very glib
Shame , but it was just too annoying to finish .

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  • Elizabeth
  • 09-29-19

Child like narration spoiled this book for me

This book was spoiled for me by the voice the narrator used for Charlotte - it was child like, even when she was supposed to be a teenager and in her twenties. More unbelievable than the story line was the way Seth daren’t even talk to his wife, not asking straight away where she’d been or ever asking about her past.

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  • Pocket Rocket
  • 06-25-19

On the slow side

The overall plot was fairly good but I felt as if I was just wanting to get to the end because I was bored. It jumped around a lot. Didn’t have me gripped to my seat.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-19

Great Read

narrators were really great. the story line was interesting and the characters realistic. enjoyed this read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-19

The wife’s secret

Could not finish the book as the narrator was awful
The story while advertised an unputdownable was far from that.