The Killer's Wife
Then the end happens. I felt like the author rushed an ending. Throw in a few surprises then predictable ones. I like it. But wished it had been better.
Flashbacks of her previous life with ...more
Nina's life begins to unravel again when one of Randy's victims father finds Nina and bring back all of the memories and new threats.
The book shifted back and forth in time and we never really got to know Ni ...more
This was an amazing book from start to finish. I could hardly turn off the MP3 player to go to work-to sleep-to eat-well you get the picture. This is the story of a woman who unknowingly married a serial killer. When she found evidence and eventually realized that her husband was a killer, she turned him in to the police and he was convicted and placed on death row. Six years ...more
I dont have much success enjoying "So-and-So's Wife" works. Like the film The Preacher's Wife or that horrible excuse for a book The Time Traveler's Wife .... snoozefest. Here, we take on the perspective of an unsuspecting serial killer's wife.
Not just any serial killer. ...more
The idea was so interesting. What happens to the family of evil people. How are they affected?
Leigh/Nina was married to Randy, who turned out to be a killer. And not just a one-time thing. Randy was a sadistic, evil serial killer. Nina discovered his horrible secret shortly after the birth of their so ...more
An excellent debut novel; I will watch for & read more from this author. While most other crime & suspense novels I've read focus on finding the killer, this one presents a different perspective. We are eventually told how the wife figured out what was going on and what she did. The novel focused on her efforts to move on with her life and a period during which those efforts were jeopardized by a victim's father seeking revenge.
This book was a good example of the criteria for the Mary H...more
Leigh Wren's husband is a serial killer. Her testimony helps send him to death row. To get on with her life, she moves across country, changes name and appearance.
However, the father of one of her husband's victims begins stalking her. Charles Pritchett is a wealthy man and once he finds Leigh he makes her life miserable.
The detectives who found Leigh for Pritchett she the evil he is doing and apologize to Le ...more
As Leigh struggles with her past come back to haunt her, she reflects on life with her husband and the guilt she feels about his deeds.
She must also ...more
The storyline was fascinating. Seriously, how does the family/spouse of a serial killer pick up the pieces and move on?
This book really sucked me in and I didn't want to stop listening.
The only disappointment was the fallout with Duane and Caroline after Caroline gets shot. I was a little disappointed in their actions, but in the same breath, I could understand why it was easier to cut ties with Nina. She did make a pretty piss poor decision t ...more
That is the main concept of this book;the story starts 6 years after her husbands conviction where he has been sentenced to death.Nina has changed her name moved across the country and tried to forget the awful past and raise her son to be a good person.But the pas ...more
This is a well-crafted book with ...more
Which makes us wonder if we really know our spouses, significant others, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. How many times on the news reports do we see neighbors and friends saying, "we lived right next door, and we didn't suspect a thing." Isn't love blissfully blind, and the human spirit full of denial and forgiveness? Would we want it any other way?
Mr. Floyd's writing keeps the reader interested ...more
I'm not sure how much I bought the serial killer or the copycat killer, but for some reason that didn't frustrate me. I could have used more of an explanation about the killer's fascination with eyes, though. That definitely needed more fleshing out.
This was not a literary read, and it wasn't even very thought-provoking (don't expect something li ...more