Blog Tour Review, The Doctor’s Wife

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The Doctor’s Wife: An absolutely gripping and unputdownable psychological thriller with a shocking twist
Daniel Hurst

255 pages
published January 31, 2023

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About the book

He thinks his secret is safe. But she knows the truth…

My husband is a doctor. He’s smart and charming and everybody trusts him. Except me.

On the surface, it looks like I have it all – the perfect marriage, the perfect husband, the perfect life. But it’s far from the truth.

Doctor Drew Devlin is not the respectable figure he makes out to be. The reason we moved to this beautiful, old property with a gorgeous view of the sea was because we needed to put our past behind us. It should’ve been a fresh start for us both.

Except I’ve discovered my husband has been lying to me again. He’s using the power he has in his job to mess with people’s lives, and to get exactly what he wants – no matter who it hurts.

But he’s underestimated me. I’ve had plenty of time, in this big, isolated house, to think about all of his mistakes.

And my husband has no idea what’s about to happen next…

From the number one bestselling author of The Passenger, an absolutely gripping psychological thriller packed with jaw-dropping twists that will keep you reading late into the night. If you love Behind Closed Doors, Gone Girl and The Housemaid, you’ll be hooked on The Doctor’s Wife.

My Review

I know when I pick up one of Daniel Hurst’s books, I am in for a fast-paced twisty ride,  so imagine my surprise when he lulled me into a slow burn marital drama instead of a twisty thriller.  But don’t worry, it all picked up part way through and kept me on my toes.  I’ve read quite a few of his books and I liked this change of pace.  While I saw the very last twist coming, there were a few that caught me off guard.  I have to say I’ve read a few books lately that you don’t have to wait for the twist at the end.  You never know where they might happen and I think that’s a plus.

You don’t read his books for the loving characters, so don’t get put off by the unlikeable couple at the center of this.  Once things start to happen, you are invested to know the outcome.  Not too many details here so as to not spoil anything but trust me you’ll want to know.  Their dual narration allows you to know both sides of their marital woes.  And at times it seems like Fern is telling you the story as a friend.

I was both listening and reading the book, as time permitted, and I thought both Sarah Durham and David Wayman did an excellent job bringing Fern and Drew to life.

I think of the author’s books as part of the popcorn thriller genre that aren’t too long, move quickly and keep you guessing.  If you love that in a book, you should pick this one up.

About Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst writes psychological thrillers and loves to tell tales about unusual things happening to normal people. He has written all his life, making the progression from handing scribbled stories to his parents as a boy to writing full length novels in his thirties. He lives in the North West of England, returning to his roots after several years away exploring the world and garnering plenty of ideas for future books!

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