About the Book:
The perfect house or the perfect lie?
The moment my husband showed me Cliffside—a sleek and modern glass home perched on the edge of the jagged Big Sur clifftops—I fell in love. And right there and then I made a pact with myself. I am never leaving this house.
But when my husband was killed on the perilous roads leading up to the house, weeks after we moved in, I had a decision to make—leave the home I love and start a new life or stay and shut myself off from the world? I am never leaving this house.
As I pieced together my shattered life, my mind began to play tricks on me. Footsteps along the beach, leading to my home, then blood-red flowers left on my doorstep with a note that read Looking at you. So I retreated back to the safety of my glass refuge once again. I am never leaving this house.
But now, as I stare out of the towering windows of my perfect home, I know there is someone out there staring back. I know that they are watching my every move, waiting to make me pay for my past mistakes.
This pulse-racing psychological thriller from USA Today bestselling author, Arianne Richmonde, will have you hooked from the very first page. If you are a fan of The Woman in the Window, Gone Girl and Netflix’s You, you will love The Wife’s House. Prepare to stay up all night!
If you are in the mood for a roller-coaster of a thriller, then ‘The Wife’s House’ is just your cup of tea! The main protagonist is a wealthy but lonely widow who is living in a beautiful home on the California coastline and grieving the sudden loss of her beloved husband. She begins to receive odd messages and feels as though someone is watching her. She also might have a problem with alcohol addiction which makes her narration all the more unreliable. She has very few connections to the California town where she lives, and so when young triplets befriend her, she welcomes them into her life.
They seem caring and lively and smart at first. The widow becomes charmed by them, and she eventually offers her home to them as they have recently fallen under very difficult circumstances.
While not a choice I would have made, I certainly sympathized with her motivations. She was lonely and looking for company and solace after the loss of her husband.
I enjoyed the California setting of this thriller and the way the plot unfolded to finally get to the truth of all of the mysterious cards and notes. This is one imaginative story, which I certainly did not see coming. I love the author’s writing and was very excited to read her first venture into the thriller genre.
‘The Wife’s House’ was a very fast-paced and suspenseful thriller with an incredibly creative ending. All the loose ends came together, and finally the main character fought back and took control of her life. Of course her husband Juan’s death was not what it seemed, but then again the widow was not at all what I expected either! This was a fun, suspenseful and fast read. I look forward to seeing what Arianne Richmonde comes up with next.
(Thanks to the author who provided a copy of the book via NetGalley in return for an honest review.)