What do you do when your perfect life spins out of control? A gripping psychological thriller that combines the emotional warmth of Man and Boy with the page-turning excitement of The Murder Bag.
Tara Carver seems to have the perfect life. A loving mother and wife, and a business woman who runs her own company, she\’s the sort of person you\’d want to live next door to, who might even become your best friend.
But what sort of person is she really?
Because in one night of madness, on a work trip far from home, she puts all this at risk. And suddenly her dream life becomes a living nightmare when the married man she spent one night with tells her he wants a serious relationship with her. And that he won\’t leave her or her precious family alone until she agrees.
There seems to be only one way out.
A night of indiscretion turns into a nightmare for Tara, when James, the married man she sleeps with whilst on a business trip in Hong Kong, threatens to destroy her marriage and family when she refuses to enter into a relationship with him.
Tony Parsons does a great job of pulling the reader into the story and how he gets you involved. I felt like I was on the sidelines watching it all unfold, with it all playing out in front of me like a movie.
The characters have been created so well and James, who has been perfectly written as the villain does a great job of going all Alex Forrest on Tara (Fatal Attraction reference), although without the bunny boiling (phew!) He really is a piece of work. I could not gather together any sympathy for Tara, as she only had herself to blame
Your Neighbour’s Wife is a compelling and highly addictive read that invokes so many different emotions within you. In saying that it is entertaining, it can also be quite emotional in how the actions of Tara and James cause a downward spiral with each of their families.
This is the first book that I have read from Tony Parsons and I will be on the look out for more of his work going forward. He has a very engaging writing style and has put together a thrilling twisty read. It was a pleasure to be able to read and review Your Neighbour’s Wife, which I recommend.
Thank you to Tony Parsons, Random House UK and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Your Neighbour’s Wife, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.