Katie is frustrated with her family life. Taken for granted by her husband and children, she becomes fixated on a local doctor which has dangerous consequences…
The Bad Wife is a psychological thriller and domestic drama set in the UK.
Katie is really struggling with her relationships with her husband and kids. Communication has completely broken down and she desperately wants some meaningful human contact. A chance encounter with a caring doctor leads her to imagine what she is missing out on and gradually she inserts herself into Joe’s life.
The book is written in the third person which helps to provide a distance from the emotion and events. There is plenty of tension as the plot progresses and Katie struggles to find her way. I felt dreadfully sorry for Katie to start with. Her emotion and unhappiness are easy to relate to and sympathise with. Yet her actions become increasingly irrational and unacceptable. Things spiral and escalate out of Katie’s control.
I was completely absorbed by this story and eager to keep reading to find out how things would work out. The style of writing is easy to read and the characters felt authentic.
The Bad Wife is an enjoyable book about trying to find happiness but getting lost in a lie.
The Bad Wife
A married woman’s lust for a stranger compels her to risk everything, in this new suspense by the bestselling author of His Other Woman.
It’s just a small picture in the local paper—Katie can’t explain why it sets her heart racing. But hiding the photo of local GP Joe Harvey in her bag sets in motion a chain of events that will dramatically alter her life forever.
Driven by a unhealthy desire for a man she hardly knows, the mother of two begins to worm her way into Joe’s life, knowing it’s reckless but still unable to control herself. As her obsession intensifies, Katie’s world becomes increasingly stressful and she’s forced to cover her tracks by lying to everyone around her. Katie’s dancing with danger, and there will be consequences. And while she can’t live without him, Joe barely knows she exists . . . yet.
Sarah Edghill worked as a journalist for many years, before turning to fiction. She has been short-listed in several short story and novel competitions and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, three (mostly grown-up) children and far too many animals. Her debut novel, A Thousand Tiny Disappointments, was published in September 2021 and her second novel, His Other Woman, followed in May 2022 and was a Kindle Best Seller.