Book Review: The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine

July 9, 2020 Book review 2 ★★★

I absolutely adored The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine, so I was excited to read the latest book by this sister duo who co-author books together. I did enjoy The Wife Stalker but not as much as I loved their debut novel.

Thanks to HarperCollins UK for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: The Wife Stalker by Liv ConstantineThe Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine
Published by HarperCollins UK on May 28, 2020
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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three-stars

Breezing into the tony seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots, opening a rehab and wellness space and joining a local yacht club. When she meets Leo Drakos, a handsome, successful lawyer, the wedding ring on his finger is the only thing she doesn’t like about him. Yet as Piper well knows, no marriage is permanent.
Meanwhile, Joanna has been waiting patiently for Leo, the charismatic man she fell in love with all those years ago, to re-emerge from the severe depression that has engulfed him. Though she’s thankful when Leo returns to his charming, energetic self, paying attention again to Evie and Stelli, the children they both love beyond measure, Joanna is shocked to discover that it’s not her loving support that’s sparked his renewed happiness—it’s something else.
Piper. Leo has fallen head over heels for the flaky, New Age-y newcomer, and unrepentant and resolute, he’s more than willing to leave Joanna behind, along with everything they’ve built. Of course, he assures her, she can still see the children.
Joanna is devastated—and determined to find something, anything, to use against this woman who has stolen her life and her true love. As she digs deeper into Piper’s past, Joanna begins to unearth disturbing secrets . . . but when she confides to her therapist that she fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children, her concerns are dismissed as paranoia. Can she find the proof she needs in time to save them?

ARC REVIEW CRIME suspense

First Line of The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine

“Piper Reynard pulled into the parking lot of the Phoenix Recovery Centre and parked in her reserved spot.

My thoughts on The Wife Stalker

I’m pulling out all the stops here to avoid any spoilers, but it’s hard when the ending changed my opinion on the whole book. So I’ll be as quick, concise and vague as I can!

  • The characters puzzled the hell out of me, as a few things just didn’t seem to add up. The phase bat shit crazy came to mind at times, as did what the hell are you doing.
  • I thought the pace dragged at times, and I wanted events to MOVE along
  • You need a lot of patience, BUT that patience is rewarded. Think slow burn.
  • I loved how it all wrapped up

So overall, I enjoyed it. However, if you asked me while I was reading it, I wouldn’t have been very excited about it. But that ending made it a worthwhile, if at times frustrating read.

Rating Report
Characters
three-half-stars
Setting
three-stars
Pace
two-half-stars
Did I feel it?
three-stars
Overall: three-stars

Who should read The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine?

I’d recommend this if you are looking for a light escapist read with dark elements and some surprises in store. Fans of the author’s previous books should also enjoy. Of if you like authors such as Lucy Dawson and The Holiday by T M Logan.

three-stars

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2 Responses to “Book Review: The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine”

  1. Katherine

    I think I’ll pick up the first book and go from there. It’s so hard to rate a book when the book is slow but the end is just fantastic. I’m glad this one redeemed itself.

    You asked on my post yesterday if Summer at Lake Haven can be read as a standalone and it absolutely can be! And it’s a fantastic summer read.

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