The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter

An addictive read with a jaw dropping twist!

I was kindly gifted a copy of this from Avon Books in exchange for an honest review.

The Serial Killers Wife by Alice Hunter
384 Pages
Out Now

Opening Line: I’m half relieved, half annoyed when I hear the insistent knocking on the front door.


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 saying he’s a monster. And they’re saying she knew.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a complete page turner which I read in one sitting!

I will say it was a little slow to begin with as Beth’s husband is arrested and she has to endure the local village looking at her and whispering behind her back, but it soon picks up pace and I was desperate to know what was going to happen.

Chapters are told from Beth and Tom’s point of view, from present day and eight years ago. The story really picked up for me once we were given a new perspective, however we don’t know who is narrating these chapters but they were chilling.

As the pace picks up more secrets and twists are revealed and I honestly had no idea where it was leading to. I definitely felt like something else was going on, especially with the random chapters from an anonymous narrator, but I just couldn’t figure it out.

The book felt like one big secret and I couldn’t put it down until I’d unearthed every answer. I won’t give anything away but when I was hit with a particular twist near the end I was gobsmacked – it was such a good twist that I just didn’t predict!

Overall this was a great thriller, not heavy on the serial killer parts so no real gruesome details but full of secrets with a jaw dropping twist.

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