A girl looking for love…
When Jane, a broke dog-walker newly arrived in town, meets Eddie Rochester, she can’t believe her luck. Eddie is handsome, rich and lives alone in a beautiful mansion since the tragic death of his beloved wife a year ago.
A man who seems perfect…
Eddie can give Jane everything she’s always wanted: stability, acceptance, and a picture-perfect life.
A wife who just won’t stay buried…
But what Jane doesn’t know is that Eddie is keeping a secret – a big secret. And when the truth comes out, the consequences are far more deadly than anyone could ever have imagined…
A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, The Wife Upstairs is perfect for fans of Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware and Shari Lapena.
The Wife Upstairs is available in ebook now for the amazing price of 99p and in paperbackback on the 29th April 2021. You can purchase or pre-order your copy using the link below.
The Wife Upstairs is a smart, twisty and addictive thriller which I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s going to be a difficult book to review as I don’t want to give anything away.
I love books that are based on Jane Austen’s classics so I was very excited to start this one. I loved that the author manages to keep similarities to Jane Eyre in the story but also keeps it slightly different by adding a modern twist to it.
Jane is a very interesting main character and, in a lot of ways, is a far cry from the original slightly passive Jane in Austen’s book. She is not a particular likeable character and while on the surface she seems very sweet, inside she is incredibly envious of everything her clients have. She’s quite a sarcastic person and her witty narration often had me laughing out loud as I read.
The story is told from the point of view of Jane, Eddie and Bea which I thought was cleverly done as it allows the reader to understand the whole story better. There are lots of twists which kept me guessing, including some very unexpected ones which helped ensure I kept reading. The ending was brilliant! Very unexpected, thrilling and thoroughly entertaining.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more from this author in the future. If you are a fan of easy, twisty and addictive reads then I thoroughly recommend this one.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Harper Collins for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
About The Author:
Rachel Hawkins is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books for young readers, and her work has been translated in over a dozen countries. She studied gender and sexuality in Victorian literature at Auburn University and currently lives in Alabama with her husband and son. The Wife Upstairs is her first adult novel.