The perfect house or the perfect lie?
The moment my husband showed me Cliffside—a sleek and modern glass home perched on the edge of the jagged Big Sur clifftops—I fell in love. And right there and then I made a pact with myself. I am never leaving this house.
But when my husband was killed on the perilous roads leading up to the house, weeks after we moved in, I had a decision to make—leave the home I love and start a new life or stay and shut myself off from the world? I am never leaving this house.
As I pieced together my shattered life, my mind began to play tricks on me. Footsteps along the beach, leading to my home, then blood-red flowers left on my doorstep with a note that read Looking at you. So I retreated back to the safety of my glass refuge once again. I am never leaving this house.
But now, as I stare out of the towering windows of my perfect home, I know there is someone out there staring back. I know that they are watching my every move, waiting to make me pay for my past mistakes.
The Wife’s House by Arianne Richmonde
Author: Arianne Richmonde
Publishing Date: August 24, 2020
Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for giving me this eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Okie, I don’t think synopsis told much about the story, there is more. Our un-named protagonist is living alone in her beautiful cliffside house. After the death of her husband, she feels alone and torn. (She doesn’t even have a name after his husband’s death, so yes she doesn’t have any other identity -_- except a wife and widow). She is on the verge of becoming an alcoholic. One day she found a drone stalking her and a few creepy messages. Someone must know about her secrets.
Let me say this, 75% of this book was so depressing and sad. I was continuously shouting on characters for being so dumb, I was so angry about making wrong choices and deliberately closing eyes. I was disgusted with characters being so cruel and unfair. The author smartly tricked the readers at many places, when I was expecting twists from the east they were coming the west. The last 25% of the story was a roller coaster ride, so many things were happening and so quickly. I’d be happier if this book was 230-250 pages. If characters weren’t much blindfolded in 50% of the book.
My favourite thing was the ending, everyone served right. All the ends were tied, everything made sense, which made me really feel better.
An interesting book though.