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Wife. Mistress. Murderer.

If you were being framed for murder, how far would you go to clear your name?

The debut psychological thriller for fans of Apple Tree Yard, Behind Closed Doors and Double Jeopardy.

I'm not guilty of murder.

Bethany Reston is happily married. But she's also having an affair with a famous client. And no one can ever know.

But that doesn't make me innocent.

When Bethany's lover is brutally murdered, she has to hide her grief from everyone. But someone knows her secret. And then one day the threats begin. With an ever-growing pile of evidence pointing to her as the murderer, the only way she can protect her secrets is to prove her innocence. And that means tracking down a killer.

An incredibly taut, tense game of cat and mouse - with a twist you'll never see coming.

©2017 Elle Croft (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Great suspense, hooked from the start

Loved the plot and the characters. Narrator was a little fast for my liking but I got used to it.

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  • Simon
  • 12-10-17

A Sparkling Little Jewel of a Thriller

The Guilty Wife is a short but very well-formed psychological thriller that crackles along at a quite electric space. An illicit affair turns into a nightmare scenario for a young professional photographer and her situation unravels at a bewildering pace. It’s full of twists and turns without ever really getting too complicated. It never worries too much about detail or any great levels of character development. It’s a book that I wanted to keep reading and enjoyed very much with a very good narrator to boot.

It’s just about perfect if you want a quick-fire piece of escapism and are happy to overlook a few plot holes that do appear, especially in the last part of the book. Possibly not so good if you’re looking for something a little more deeper and well-developed. Just have fun with it.

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  • Natalie
  • 12-13-17

loved it

took me 3 days! I just wanted to find out more! full of twists to keep you listening!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-14-18

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Keeps you in suspense and always guessing .
Even gasped at one part but the ending was a let down .
Overall pretty good listen .

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  • anniebabbi
  • 01-13-18

The guilty wife

a bit disappointed in the finish of the book.
funny ending and the husband seems to vanish half way through

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  • gambling_man
  • 01-08-18

unrealistic

started off really well but soon went into fantasy land with the woman doing all sorts of unfeasible things

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-18

Enjoyable Read

Predictable story line but still a really enjoyable listen. Narrated well by Victoria Fox. Recommend

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  • John Marchant
  • 12-05-17

Wow

Loved it! Hopefully there will be more from Elle Croft to come. An ending not to be missed!