The Lying Wife by Kathryn Croft #BookReview #TheLyingWife #PsychologicalThriller #NetGalley @KatCroft @canelo_co #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am reviewing on its publication day The Lying Wife by Kathryn Croft, published by Canelo.

Book Description

Callie has known sadness, and sometimes doubted she would ever have the life she wanted. When she meets James, also no stranger to grief, it seems as though her luck has changed. She becomes his wife, and in the process a stepmother to his two sons. Callie has finally got what she always imagined for herself. 

But things don’t go to plan for Callie. She tries to get things right, but at every turn she makes mistakes. If she can only show her new family just how much she cares, perhaps everything will be okay. Yet the harder she tries, the more she fails. A split-second decision leads to her spiralling out of control, and there is no way back for Callie. 

When the police arrest her for murder, the dark tale of Callie’s shocking fall from grace slowly unfolds.But how much is Callie willing to reveal about the choices she made? If those she cares for the most learn the truth, they will hate her. Will her secrets be her undoing? Or will she tell the truth, no matter the cost?

A compelling psychological thriller with an unforgettable ending from #1 bestseller Kathryn Croft. Perfect for readers who love Sheryl Browne, Alison James and Claire McGowan. 

***Previously published under the title The Stranger Within.***

“Be careful what you wish for…”

A twisty and thrilling read that will have you turning the pages long into the night, The Lying Wife is another great addition to Kathryn Croft’s growing bibliography.

I love these types of stories with its family drama at the helm and It didn’t take much for me to be fully immersed in this tale and caught up in it and into the characters lives. It is a slow build to start with as the foundation is laid, but does ramp up making for more of a fast paced second half. Its outcome took me completely by surprise and blew my socks off! I take my hat off to you Kathryn Croft!

All round, The Lying Wife is very entertaining and well worth the read. Now please excuse me as I go and retrieve my socks!…

Thank you to Kathryn Croft, Canelo and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Lying Wife, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.

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Let’s Get to Know Kathryn Croft

Kathryn is the bestselling author of eight psychological thrillers and to date she has sold over one million copies of her books. Her third book, The Girl With No Past, spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart, and she has also appeared on the Wall Street Journal’s bestsellers list.

With publishing deals in sixteen different countries, Kathryn’s ninth book is due be published in May 2022, and she is currently working on book ten.

After twelve years living in London, she now lives in Guildford, Surrey, the place she grew up, with her husband and two children.



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