My Perfect Wife Book Review

My Perfect Wife Book Review

Title: My Perfect Wife
Author: Clare Boyd
Published: March 2, 2020, Bookouture
No. of Pages: 366
Cover Price: $10.99 Paperback, $2.99 Kindle

My Perfect Wife, by Clare Boyd, tells the story of Elizabeth Huxley who lives in a beautiful home, has some major mental problems, and a very rich husband. She adores her children, and is always trying to be the best she can be to do what’s best for them. Almost everything Elizabeth does, however, is to please her husband, Lucas, but she’s not sure that he’s faithful. Her biggest upcoming challenge is to pull off a cocktail party with high-powered guests, one in particular who may mean a lot of money for her husband in his business dealings. The protagonist of the book isn’t Elizabeth, however, but Heather, the daughter of the gardener. Heather’s mum is away taking care of her aunt, so she goes back to her childhood home to help her father do the gardening. Her father is abusive, and not likeable at all, and that causes problems for Heather.

To say the least, the storyline is difficult to follow. Although there is a plot, it is not an easy or clear-cut one, and readers may get a bit confused while reading. It is supposed to be a thriller, but doesn’t really contain the elements of a thriller – it is just a story, actually, with lots of different scenarios that don’t add up. Most readers won’t like the characters, either. They aren’t well-developed and are a bit shallow. The characters don’t interact very well, and some aren’t likeable enough to care about them. The book is set in the UK, so there is a bit of a charming ambiance, but that alone won’t redeem a poor novel, and here, it doesn’t.

While there are some good parts, and it may be enjoyable to some, most thriller aficionados may just want to skip this one.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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