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The Wife Before Me by Laura Elliot
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bookshelves: 2018, net-galley, blog-tour

4 compelling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a captivating, page turning, dark, and disturbing read....

This book starts off reading like a romance... Elena is grieving the death of her mother so when she meets Nicholas who is grieving the death of his wife she feels as though she has found a kindred spirit.... Nick is compassionate and understanding... he is exactly what Elena needs to get herself through the grieving period... they have a whirlwind romance and soon Elena has moved in with Nick... but what is up with the locked bedroom door???

Nick and this book are not as they first appear to be... Nick turns into a monster, and this book turns into a thriller filled with twists and turns and secrets... I thought this was a very impactful way to begin this book... we the Readers are lured in and fooled by Nick right along with Elena... however, if you are not a fan of romance it might put you off a little so hang in there the thrills are coming!

Told from the perspective of both Elena and Amelia(Nick’s deceased wife)... from alternating timelines of the past and present... not only do we get to see Elena struggle to survive in her abusive marriage and after... we also get to see that this is a pattern with Amelia’s story... Amelia was tremendously likable and relatable so her story really added a lot of weight to Elena’s struggles... as she was not quite as empathetic a character... not sure if this was done on purpose or not, but it was definitely impactful....

As the pieces to this puzzle were slowly revealed I became more and more connected to both of these women... as a warning to readers there is both verbal and physical abuse in this book and it is quite disturbing.... The book evoked quite a bit of emotion in me... I was frustrated, angry, sad, tents, and a little anxious.... I have to say the ending to this book although a bit predictable was absolutely perfect...

Absolutely recommend if you are in the mood for a dark domestic thriller with plenty of twists and turns....

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
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Reading Progress

August 23, 2018 – Started Reading
August 23, 2018 – Shelved
August 23, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
August 23, 2018 – Shelved as: net-galley
August 23, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
August 23, 2018 – Shelved as: blog-tour
August 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Smith Another wonderful review Berit 😊


(Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Fab review Berit!


message 3: by KAS (new)

KAS Lovely review, Berit! So glad you enjoyed!! ❤️


message 4: by Kaceey (new)

Kaceey Terrific review Berit!🤗


Erin Clemence Agreed, Berit! Well said!


message 6: by Jess☺️ (new)

Jess☺️ Brilliant review Berit!!😃


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Selena Fantastic review Berit!


Berit☀️✨ Miriam thanks so much!💫


Berit☀️✨ Bern thank you so much!✨✨✨


Berit☀️✨ KAS thanks much💛


message 11: by Candace (new)

Candace Terrific review, Berit! I'm considering this book. Haven't quite decided yet, though.


Jaline - (on partial hiatus) Great review, Berit! I'm happy to see you found this to be a compelling read!


message 13: by Christine (new)

Christine Fantastic review!!!!!!


Ivana - Diary of Difference Amazing review! This is definitely something I would want to read!


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Holly  B Great review!


message 16: by Lisa (new) - added it

Lisa Great review Berit sounds like something I would like except the romance adding glad you enjoyed <3 :)


message 17: by Rachel (new)

Rachel What a fantastic review Berit!


Sherri Thacker Great review. Reading this now myself


message 19: by Lisa ROSTERN (new)

Lisa ROSTERN well worth a read


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