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1.0 out of 5 starsVery Slow... Not much of an ending.
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020
This was one of those books that was very slow, but I persevered because the premise was interesting so I hoped the Author would turn it around... If I had known there wouldn't really be much of an ending I might not have bothered. It was like the Author was close to the ending but just got up and walked away and never finished...
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2020
It grabbed me the first page and held me there until the very end, which came as a surprise I have to admit. Well written, easy to follow the main characters and smooth transitions from present story line back to the past to explain certain "whys" without giving anything away. Well done!
Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2020
This was a great book if you like being surprised all through a story. You never know who the protagonist is and there are so many unreliable leads and twists and turns along the way. I really like this author and have read most of the library.
This book will not disappoint. And it keeps you completely occupied during this trying time we’re all going through with covid.
As always I'm blown away with a book from Kerry. Where he comes up with fresh ideas is amazing. There is suspense, there is suspicion. The insight into characters make it true to life. Well worth the read.
4.0 out of 5 starsKeeps you wondering what is going on?
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2020
Lots of twist and turns, can't figure out what is going on to near the end. Kept me interested in knowing what is going to happen. I recommend this book. The only thing I didn't like is that the lead lady kept doing some stupid thing I would not have done in her place.
A good book hard to put down once started. A young girl goes missing and is found by the creek hardly alive. All rush to help and only create more problems. You will not know the true story until the end.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 19, 2020
I have read all of Kerry Wilkinson’s books and always look forward to a new one. This one certainly did not disappoint.
A young girl, Alice, Pritchard, is left for dead at the edge of a stream in the small town of Leavensfield. Shockwaves run through this close-knit community, which are heightened by the disappearance of Richard, a well-known local man. During the police investigations, it is discovered that Alice was last seen getting into Richard’s car. Gossip is rife but Maddy, Richard’s wife, cannot believe that he would have hurt Alice but where is he?
I loved the descriptions of the locals and really became embroiled in their lives. Alongside this main story is a back story from Maddy’s childhood which fits in well with the narrative.
I found the book intriguing and was gripped from start to finish.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 20, 2020
What My Husband Did is a brilliant study in human nature as well as being a fantastic page turning psychological thriller about secrets and lies in a small village community. The character Harriet is someone we have all come across in our lifetime, formidable, larger than life and takes charge of everything and everyone. The village committee just couldn’t function without her.
Maddy’s plot to get to see her Dad was typical of a crafty teenager and her story is set between her life as a teenager her story now.
Her husband has secrets of his own and so do some of the villagers, which I won’t discuss or it will give away the plot.
As with all of Kerry Wilkinson’s books the surprise ending built up to a crescendo of turnarounds that kept me reading way past my bedtime but I just had to finish the book.
4.0 out of 5 starsPlenty of twists and turns in this credible standalone mystery.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 24, 2020
This standalone mystery from Kerry Wilkinson is my first experience of reading anything by this writer.
Little Alice is fighting for her life in hospital following an apparent assault. Everyone in the small community suspects Richard - and why wouldn't they? Little Alice was last seen getting into his car, which was found abandoned near the scene and Richard, too, has vanished without trace. Now Richard's wife, Maddy, must try to get to the bottom of things.
The novel is written in quite a filmic style and it would be very easy to imagine this being adapted into a television mini-series. Kerry Wilkinson writes in a way that paints perfectly clear pictures of the scene and the characters, but without allowing this to detract from the proceedings. The pace is always maintained well and the plotting is clear.
There are plenty of questions that the reader is forced to ask as the story unfolds. There are also numerous twists and turns, but, thankfully, no rabbits being pulled out of hats for pure shock value ... the plotting is much tighter and well controlled than that.
I enjoyed this and will look forward to more from this author.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 10, 2021
Oh wow!!! Now I’ve been reading Kerry books for I feel like years now!! And in fact I probably have!! There is so many twists and turns in all his books, But this one!! I’d have never had guessed that ending! Poor mads! It’s like history repeating it’s self... just wow!! I didn’t want to read the book that quickly because I know it’ll be another loooong wait for another of Kerry books to come out (hopefully we will see more of Jessica ;) as I feel I’ve not read Jessica in a while) if you as a reader reading this review doesn’t know Jessica Daniels I strongly advise you to download Kerry first book in her series!! But again hats off of Kerry with this book! It’s a fantastic read! And you’ll never guess how it ends !!
5.0 out of 5 starsGripping, well written, brilliant story.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 14, 2021
Wow, what a roller coaster of a read that was!! Literally could not put it down & read way past my bed time to finish it. A really brilliant story, good characters & a twist I did not see coming. I love Kerry's books, love his style of writing & love that it had a proper beginning, middle & end unlike some books that leave you hanging. This is a fantastic story. Would give it 10 * if I could. Thank you Kerry for getting me through lockdown with your great stories.