Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

Dear Wife
Jeffrey Hardison comes home from work and hours later, his wife Sabine still hasn’t shown up. It’s soon determined that she’s missing. Meanwhile, a woman calling herself Beth Murphy, a fake identity, is on the run from her abusive husband and she’s leaving false trails to throw him off. As Marcus Durand, the detective assigned to the case, investigates Sabine’s disappearance, things start looking grim for Jeffrey as it looks like he had every reason to get rid of her.

When this story began, I thought I had its path figured out. Told from the points of view of Beth, Jeffrey and Marcus, it didn’t take long for me to realize I was rather clueless. It’s a puzzler where even when you can make certain assumptions, it’s still not enough to have things resolved. It kept me guessing almost to the end and, for that reason alone, I couldn’t let the story go.

I listened to the story and always appreciate when multiple performers are used when there are multiple narratives. All three did an excellent job and made a very good story even better. I read this with a group and we all still had questions when it was over. Those twists at the end made me go back and revisit certain parts and, yes, I missed the clues. This is my first book by the author and I’m liking her storytelling skills. This is more mystery and suspense than thrills, which was just fine by me.

Book Info

  • Release Date: June 25, 2019
  • Narrators: Vivienne Leheny, Chris Andrew Ciulla & Pete Simonelli
  • Audio Length: 9 hours, 37 minutes
  • Publisher: Harlequin Audio



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(Thanks to Harlequin Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)

28 thoughts on “Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle”

  1. I’m so excited to read this! I’ve had it on my TBR for a few months but I’ve recently purchased it and can’t wait 😄 I just have to get through a few ARCs first. Fab review Jonetta!

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  2. I got this at the library, probably after you stacked it on your shelves and I’ve actually already listened to it. I really enjoyed it and it is a tricky one. I really enjoyed it. Fantastic review!

    Anne – Books of My Heart

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  3. I love a good mystery and suspense book! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your review. I’ll definitely be adding it to my tbr.

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