Today I hand the blog back to Mandie who has a blog tour review of The Dead Wife by Sue Fortin. Thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting us to join the blog tour and to publisher Harper Collins for providing a copy of the book for review. Here’s what its all about:
About the Book
SINCLAIR WIFE DEAD! HUSBAND CLEARED!
Police have ruled out suspicious circumstances in the investigation into the death of Elizabeth Sinclair, wife of charismatic entrepreneur Harry Sinclair, found drowned in the lake of the family’s holiday park.
It’s been two years since the Sinclair case closed but when reporter Steph Durham receives a tipoff that could give her the scoop of the year, she’s drawn deeper and deeper into the secretive Sinclair family.
Elizabeth’s death wasn’t a tragic accident. And the truth will come at a deadly price…Available from: Amazon
Having enjoyed one of the authors previous books I was very keen to delve into The Dead Wife. Once again I wasn’t disappointed. When Steph was invited back to her hometown to experience the newly revamped Conmere Resort Centre as part of her job, she wasn’t prepared for the situation she found herself in. Sonia Lomas was convinced her daughters death was not an accident and that one of the owners of Conmere was responsible and she wanted Steph to investigate it.
Steph is nervous about going back home as it means she will also have to face her mother, something she has avoided for a few years as they were never particularly close. Things get even more complicated for her when she finds out that it was her mother who investigated Elizabeth’s death before she retired from the police force. With the family also not keen on her poking around, Steph does wonder at times if Sonia is looking for something that really isn’t there.
The book certainly kept my attention as I tried to work out who was responsible for what. The book flits between present day and from Elizabeth’s point of view in the run up to her death. Sometimes this type of time jump can get confusing, but I found that it really worked for this book. All the family seemed to be keeping secrets including Elizabeth who may not really have been a totally innocent victim. The more I learnt about her true character I will admit I found it hard to feel sorry for her and even thought that if she was murdered, then she may have brought it upon herself. The connection between Steph and Harry was there from the start but so was the distrust which you can totally understand as she believed he may have something to do with his wife’s death and he in turn knew she was keeping secrets from him thanks to the meddling of his older brother. If I am truly honest Steph and Harry were the only truly likeable characters in the whole book and I would have happily seen any one of the others being responsible for the murder as they all had a reason to see her dead.
The book never slowed down in pace and there were enough clues and false trails to want to keep turning each page until you found out the truth. This is another great book by Sue Fortin and I look forward to reading more from her.
About the Author
Sue Fortin is an award-winning USA Today and an Amazon best-selling author, an international bestseller and has reached #1 in the Amazon UK Kindle chart. Sue writes mystery, suspense and romance, sometimes combining all three.
Sue was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, moving often with her family, before eventually settling in West Sussex where she now lives with her husband, children and grandchidren.
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