Book Review: The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter

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Goodreads Blurb

The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter

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.

The Serial Killer’s Wife Book Cover


Why did I leave it so long to read The Serial Killer’s Wife? It has everything that I look for in a book: a chilling story, interesting characters and plenty of twists and turns.

I love that we find out that Tom is guilty pretty much immediately. However, it did leave me wondering where could the story go from there. But don’t worry, the author makes sure there is plenty of action to keep you intrigued until the very end. The chapters and short and well paced and the quick chapters from Tom are great at leaving nuggets of information that will have you turning the pages even quicker.

The fact that the author has worked in prisons with men who have been convicted of brutal crimes really added to the depth of this book. There was great care taken in getting into Tom’s mind and helping the reader understand why he did what he did.

Alice Hunter is definitely an author I’ll be reading again. Thanks to her, Netgalley and Avon Books UK for providing me with a copy of The Serial Killer’s Wife in return for an honest review. Pick up your copy of the book here.

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