Sunday, July 12, 2020

Blog Tour & Review: The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton

Today, I'm so happy to be a tour stop on the blog tour for the The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton. Thank you Graydon House for inviting me to participate.

Title: The Last Wife
Author: Karen Hamilton
Published: July 2020, Graydon House
Format: ARC E-copy, 352 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher

Two women. A dying wish. And a web of lies that will bring their world crashing down.

Two women. A dying wish. And a web of lies that will bring their world crashing down.

Nina and Marie were best friends—until Nina was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Before she died, Nina asked Marie to fulfill her final wishes.

But her mistake was in thinking Marie was someone she could trust.

What Nina didn’t know was that Marie always wanted her beautiful life, and that Marie has an agenda of her own. She’ll do anything to get what she wants.

Marie thinks she can keep her promise to her friend’s family on her own terms. But what she doesn’t know is that Nina was hiding explosive secrets of her own…

My thoughts: Karen Hamilton is a new-to-me author. But after reading this book, I am definitely going to reading more of her books. There was such an engaging style to this book and I was hooked right from the start.

This is one of those unique books where I found myself not necessarily liking any of the characters but at the same time, I found myself completely obsessed with the story line. It's very weird, but as soon as I started this one, I knew something wasn't not as it seems with Marie and I needed to know what it was. And the deeper I got into the story, the crazier things get. Nothing in this book is what it appears to be and I absolutely love books like that...they just get under my skin because I have this burning need to find out what the heck is really going on. 

I loved that ever so slowly the suspense builds in this book and at the same time, layers are peeled back to reveal secrets and quite the web of deceit amongst this group of friends. All the characters have something to hide and it gives you the sense that you don't really know who is trustworthy and who is not. 

These are the types of books that I love to read...they are completely binge-worthy and it almost doesn't even matter if you like the characters or not. You just want to get to the bottom of things. Obsession can make us quite jealous and here it turns out that things aren't always better on the other side.

This would make a great summer read - it's a quick, addicting one that once you start, you really don't want to put down. And if all of Karen Hamilton's books are like this, I definitely will be reading more of her and soon!

About the author: Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. Karen is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy and, having now put down roots in Hampshire to raise her young family with her husband, she satisfies her wanderlust by exploring the world through her writing. She is also the author of the international bestseller The Perfect Girlfriend.

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