I am on a roll with these psychological thrillers. The Doctor’s Wife by Daniel Hurst proved to be another twisty and entertaining read. One which fans of the genre should not miss.
Title: The Doctor’s Wife
Author(s): Daniel Hurst
Series: The Doctor's Wife #1
Also in this series: The Doctor's Widow
Published by Bookouture on January 31, 2023
Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
He thinks his secret is safe. But she knows the truth…
My husband is a doctor. He’s smart and charming and everybody trusts him. Except me.
On the surface, it looks like I have it all – the perfect marriage, the perfect husband, the perfect life. But it’s far from the truth.
Doctor Drew Devlin is not the respectable figure he makes out to be. The reason we moved to this beautiful, old property with a gorgeous view of the sea was because we needed to put our past behind us. It should’ve been a fresh start for us both.
Except I’ve discovered my husband has been lying to me again. He’s using the power he has in his job to mess with people’s lives, and to get exactly what he wants – no matter who it hurts.
But he’s underestimated me. I’ve had plenty of time, in this big, isolated house, to think about all of his mistakes.
And my husband has no idea what’s about to happen next…
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What would you do if you discovered your spouse cheated on you? The logical response would be to confront and then request a divorce, right? Well, that was not the response of Fern, the heroine in The Doctor’s Wife. Fern epitomized the quote ” Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’. One can only describe her plans for revenge against her husband and ultimately his mistress as diabolical. While reading, I felt like watching an episode from the documentary ‘Deadly Women’.
The characters featured in the Doctor’s Wife are not very likeable. I started out disliking Drew, Fern’s husband and his mistress Alice and feeling sympathetic towards Fern and Alice’s husband Rory. After all Fern and Rory were the victims of their spouses’ infidelity. However, by the end I disliked them all while feeling a tad bit of sympathy for Alice. I will say this though Fern was not only diabolical she was also smart which made her a force to reckon with.
Now after reading the reading the prologue I had a fair idea of what was in store for the characters. So don’t pick up The Doctor’s Wife expecting a mystery. However, expect a journey so twisted you will find yourself glued to the pages as you anticipate the outcome.
Narrated from POVs of Fern and Drew readers’ gets front row seat into the minds of both individuals. Readers learn what happened in the past as well as the present. Also the secrets they both harboured came to light. The story concluded with an interesting epilogue leaving one to wonder if a sequel is in the making or if in the vein of all books in this genre will readers be left to draw their own conclusions.
THE DOCTOR’S WIFE delivered an addictive, twisty and clever tale of deception and betrayal. A tale where not one but two marriages are destroyed and lives are forever changed. This story demonstrated how one should never underestimate a woman. I enjoyed my first Daniel Hurst novel and look forward to reading more of his work.
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