Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle, Narrators: Vivienne Leheny, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Pete Simonelli 

Published June 25th 2019 by Harlequin Audio



5 Stars:


Oh my goodness, this story was amazing. A solid 5 stars for this thriller featuring a female cast of strong, smart and cunning women. Or was it? I am not going to reiterate the synopsis of this book as I do not want to spoil it for anyone. All I will say is there are two women that go missing, or is it two? Who is looking for them and why? Those were the type of questions that were going through my mind while reading this book.

It is told from multiple POVs and I had no trouble following this twisty and suspenseful story. The main character Beth, is a smart, tough woman on the run from her abusive husband, and she grabbed me and did not let go. There is domestic abuse referred to with a few descriptions of past incidents, but it is not too graphic. This book had me stopping everything to listen to the narration and get to the climactic finish. The tension built and I found myself rooting for the Beth all the way. Kimberly Belle has written a clever, intriguing, tension-filled story. It had me feeling very emotional from angry, sad, hopeful, and tense. It was very well-plotted an.d the pace was excellent. The characters were very well-written and I could almost picture them as this story unfolded. As the end came, I could look back on the clues sprinkled throughout the story that made the ending perfect. This was a well-written thriller that will remain with me for awhile and I will definitely be looking for more books from Kimberly Belle.

I was fortunate to get a copy of the audiobook produced by Harlequin Audio and I loved it. The multiple narrators allowed me to recognize the characters immediately as the POV changed. Each character had a unique voice that fit the story perfectly and allowed me to picture them. It almost felt like a movie as the story unfurled with these wonderful voices. I definitely recommend you read this one, or listen to it if you get the opportunity. One of my top books for 2019.

About the Book: From the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie and Three Days Missing comes a riveting new novel of suspense about a woman who, in a fight for survival, must decide just how far she’ll go to escape the person she once loved

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.

I hope you enjoy this twisty thriller as much as I did.