Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

Dear Wife

Beth Murphy is on the run…

For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for this day. A day some people might call any other Wednesday, but Beth prefers to see it as her new beginning–one with a new look, new name and new city. Beth has given her plan significant thought, because one small slip and her violent husband will find her.

Sabine Hardison is missing…

A couple hundred miles away, Jeffrey returns home from a work trip to find his wife, Sabine, is missing. Wherever she is, she’s taken almost nothing with her. Her abandoned car is the only evidence the police have, and all signs point to foul play.

As the police search for leads, the case becomes more and more convoluted. Sabine’s carefully laid plans for her future indicate trouble at home, and a husband who would be better off with her gone. The detective on the case will stop at nothing to find out what happened and bring this missing woman home. Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? The only thing that’s certain is that someone is lying and the truth won’t stay buried for long.

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This story isn’t new – wife goes missing and the blame goes right to the husband. Dear Wife, highlights two female and two male characters. Beth has run away from her home and her husband. She has to try to outsmart her husband, who she believe has one step on her. Sabine is missing and her husband, Jeffrey, is slowly finding out new things about his wife that marks him as the prime suspect. Marcus is the detective trying to figure out what happened to Sabine.

I enjoyed Dear Wife and I just wanted to keep reading. I did uncover the “twist” early on in the novel, but was curious to see how the novel would unfold. One negative I had was the lack of connection that I had with all of the characters. The male characters were just awful and Beth just rubbed me the wrong way. It was hard to feel for them when I just didn’t care about them.

3 calculators out of a potential 5. I think this was released at the perfect time as it would make a great summertime read!


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8 thoughts on “Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

  1. I’m really surprised you didn’t like this more but I don’t read this genre often. If you read it a lot maybe it would not be as unpredictable but I had a completely different reaction. Your review is great!


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