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The Liar's Wife

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
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Summary

A gripping psychological thriller with edge-of-your-seat suspense

Loving husband? Or total stranger? 

When Ella wakes up in a hospital following a hit-and-run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill, and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon....

But Ella has never been married. 

In fact, she has lived alone her whole adult life; working hard, rarely socializing, quietly harboring a terrible secret from her past.

Fear sweeps through Ella when she instantly recognizes the man who enters the ward. He is not her husband, but she knows that she must do as he says and play the part of dutiful wife. What choice does she have? He was there the night of the fire; he knows her secret, too....

Do you absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us, and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage. 

©2018 Samantha Hayes (P)2018 Bookouture

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Terrible ending

‘Not too bad’ through out, great twist near the end, but then turns into unbelievable, unbearable romantic tosh.

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Pathetic weak and predicrable

So many riciculous blunders... I was astonished this book had such good reviews- it was literally cringeworthy.
I bought this due to its good reviews... but I seriously cannot understand how anyone thought this was worth listening to .

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Predictable waste of time

No idea how it got published - the ‘twist’ is obvious way too early. Don’t bother.

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  • Rinnie
  • 04-12-18

Leave Already!

Very unrealistic. I hate when the story just gets stupid. She had a million ways out of her situation. I kept rolling my eyes while I listened, not a good sign.

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  • H. Erickson
  • 14-12-18

Great suspense, original thriller!

I read Until You're Mine by Samantha Hayes a couple years back and enjoyed the twist at the end. I was hoping for similar enjoyment with this one. I actually got more! This story was very original, better than your average domestic thriller where the husband is gaslighting or the babysityer is evil. This plot is very original and fresh. The suspense reminded me of Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. If you liked that one, you'll definitely like The Liar's Wife. If you found Behind Closed Doors a bjt unbelievable, you still will enioy this read more.

Ella has a lot of secrets and is hiding from her past, which is tragic and sad. This book doesn't shy away from family darkness. She finds herself in the hospital, with someone from her past claiming to be her husband. You don't find out until the end who is who and what is what, but the ride there is fun and thrilling. In the end, there are a couple of doubts, "Why didn't she just...?" and "Would she really allow a child to be in danger to save her own skin?" But if you can be a reader who enjoys the ride and doesn't take everything too seriously, this story is thoroughly enjoyable.

The narration is very good. Pleasant voice, well read. Although I'll throw up in my mouth a little anytime I hear "Ellabella" again. I imagine in that way, readin might be easier than an audiobook. But I'm an Audible addict and this was one of my favorite "reads" this year.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-12-18

Wow!

This book had me jumping out of my skin from the angst. Definitely a credit worth.

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  • Khristina
  • 03-12-18

Wow!!!

This book literally gave me goosebumps throughout the entire reading! I had no idea how it was going to end. One of the best reads by far! I literally had bitten all my fingernails off. Great, great read!! A+++

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  • Kim Chester
  • 01-12-18

So slow

Can't finish, just keeps dragging on and way too unbelievable! I hope I can return.