#Review: The Murdering Wives Club by Sharon Thompson @sharontwriter @PoolbegBooks #TheMurderingWivesClub #historicalfiction #historicalcrimefiction
Release date - 13th January 2021
Publisher - Poolbeg
UK - www.amazon.co.uk
US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Sharon for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Murdering Wives Club is a support group for women who wish to murder their husbands. Or so the rumour goes.
Returning home from World War II, Laurie Davenport is blind and traumatised. He is also convinced that his wife, Charlotte, is trying to kill him. With the help of his assistant, the enigmatic Norah Walsh, Laurie hunts for proof of these killer women.
Then convicted Irish murderer Eve Good claims to have belonged to a club of murdering wives called The Sinful Roses. She agrees to recount her harrowing crimes to Laurie and Norah.
Can Eve Good shed light on this obscure matter? Can a blind, amateur detective succeed in exposing this terrifying group of murdering women? And in his darkened world, whom can he trust?
Riveting characters, a fresh plot, and that all-important mystery that we just need to unravel, all combine to make THE MURDERING WIVES CLUB by Sharon Thompson her best book yet!
Laurie Davenport is struggling to come to terms with his injuries obtained in the war which is still battling on. Back home in his childhood haven, Davenport House, he finds some comfort but he is convinced that his wife, Charlotte, is trying to kill him as she doesn't want to be saddled with a blind man for a husband. The only ray of light in his life is the conversations and friendship that he has developed with his new assistant, Norah Walsh. And when Norah brings to him a story about a club called The Sinful Roses - a group of women who want to kill their husbands - they both begin an investigation that will take them down paths that they never imagined.
Is Charlotte a part of this club? Is she really trying to kill him? And can Laurie trust their only source, a criminal known for lies and deception? Can he trust anyone?
From the very first page, this story had me hooked and it kept me hooked to the very end. I instantly liked Laurie and wanted him to find purpose in his new way of living, and Norah was almost hypnotic in the way that she instantly felt familiar and friendly. As always with Sharon Thompson's writing, history and setting came alive on the page, and a woman's always precarious and unequal position in the world was excellently portrayed. The mystery element of this book was exquisite with plenty of twists to keep it interesting at every point.
THE MURDERING WIVES CLUB by Sharon Thompson is historical crime fiction at its finest and I look forward to more from this talented Irish author.
Sharon Thompson is a best-selling, Irish author who writes historical novels, with plenty of criminal elements for Bloodhound Books UK. When she is not plotting gritty manuscripts (like 'The Abandoned' and 'The Healer') Sharon enjoys conjuring light-hearted short stories for magazines like Woman's Way. Living in rural Donegal, Sharon loves binge-watching movies and TV programmes, walking on the beach with her dog, and making time for coffee or a glass of wine with friends. An avid tweeter, Sharon runs a trending tweet-chat #WritersWise, and can be found online, chatting on messenger or typing out a new idea. 'The Quiet Truth' is due for release on 9th Dec 2020. Sharon has also signed with Poolbeg Books Ireland. Her historical, crime novel called 'The Murdering Wives Club' from the Sinful Roses series will launch in January 2021.
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