The Wife Next Door by Rona Halsall #BookReview #BooksOnTour #TheWifeNextDoor #PsychologicalThriller #PsychologicalSuspense #NetGalley @RonaHalsallAuth @Bookouture #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Wife Next Door by Rona Halsall, published by Bookouture.


Just because it’s over between us, doesn’t mean we can’t be friends. My ex-husband and I still care for each other a lot, and we are determined to put our sweet little boy, Toby first.

Now we’ve moved into houses right next door to each other, with each of our new partners and their children. We’ve even knocked down the garden fence, so Toby can easily run between our homes.

But it seems not everyone is happy about this big, blended stepfamily. I try to ignore the viciously-worded note in the ‘new home’ card, the red pen scrawled through my divorce paperwork, and the day I find myself locked into my house, all the keys suddenly missing…

But I can’t pretend it’s all in my head when a false accusation is made against me that could destroy my life – and Toby’s – forever.

Someone doesn’t like what’s happening under these two neighbouring roofs.

What they don’t know is that they’re messing with the wrong person. And that hell hath no fury like the wife next door…

A completely unputdownable, jaw-on-the-floor psychological thriller for fans of Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and The Couple at No.9.

“It was meant to be the perfect break up…”

I liked the premise for this tale and it’s uniqueness in having an ex couple, now with new partners who also haven children, living next door to each other for the sake of their young son. It was really interesting to see how that dynamic played out, at first quite well, until it all wasn’t…

My heart went out to Jess who Halsall really puts through the wringer! I could feel her stress when strange things start occurring and the hits just kept on coming! I did have my suspicions as to who was behind it all, but in true Halsall fashion, she pulled the wool over my eyes!

This is such a great read and one that kept me up well past my bedtime! So gripping and intense, it really got the heart racing! Well written and executed, the pace is a fast and one more chapter turned into another, then another. All round a very entertaining read I recommend for lovers of psychological thrillers.

Thank you to Rona Halsall, Bookouture and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Wife Next Door, 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 and Bookbub 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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Follow the tour along the way for these bloggers thoughts about this book. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this books on tour and for the promotional materials.


Rona is the author of Best Selling psychological thrillers published by Bookouture. She loves a puzzle to solve, so now she writes them… her challenge is to find domestic storylines with twists that keep her readers guessing right to the end.

She has been a bit of a nomad during her adult life, moving around the north of England. Then she settled in Snowdonia, North Wales where she brought up her family while working as a business mentor. She now lives on the Isle of Man with her husband and two dogs.

She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful glens and beaches on the Island while she’s plotting her next book. She has three children and two step-children who are all grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories.



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