Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

Dear Wife

From the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie and Three Days Missing comes a riveting new novel of suspense about a woman who, in a fight for survival, must decide just how far she'll go to escape the person she once lovedBeth Murphy is on the run...For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for this day. A day some people might call any other Wednesday, but Beth prefers to see it as her new beginning--one with a new look, new name and n...

Details Dear Wife

TitleDear Wife
Release DateJun 25th, 2019
PublisherPark Row
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Reviews Dear Wife

  • Meredith
    Unputdownable!! Dear Wife is a suspenseful and twisty read about a woman on the run and another who has gone missing. Are they one and the same or is there more going on than meets the eye? “Beth” is on the run from her abusive husband. She has a plan and must not veer off course or else she will become her husband's prey.Sabine, a prominent realtor in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has gone missing. Her deadbeat husband, Jeffery, is the number one s...
  • j e w e l s
    FIVE STARS HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY!DEAR WIFE is a juicy, female driven thriller. There are actually a few wives that go missing in this novel and you, the reader, are tasked with the fun work of untangling the knots of which wives go with which husbands or lovers. It is an extremely clever literary ruse that Kimberly Belle has cooked up! I thoroughly enjoyed the uniquely crafted story structure.At first, I found the character roster somewhat confus...
  • Dorie - Cats&Books :)
    ***NOW AVAILABLE, MY #1 THRILLER FOR THIS YEAR***I was looking for a thriller to get me through yet another miserable, cold and rainy weekend. This one did the job, I didn’t do anything else but read this yesterday. This is that compulsive read that so many thrillers say they are but few deliver. From the blurb you know that Beth is on the run from her abusive husband, that Sabine is missing and that the police, in particular Marcus, are increa...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!!
    Holy Shooty Balls!!! Thrilling, highly compulsive, & mind-blowing stuff! Oh my goodness what did I just read? An absolutely fabulous thriller that’s what! This book was incredible and I am so thrilled to say that this book is my new favourite!!! DEAR WIFE by KIMBERLY BELLE is a gripping, suspenseful, dark, brisk, and twisty thriller that was absolutely unputdownable. I was immediately sucked in and devoured every single page of this spellbindin...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    I can't tell you how relieve I was that it didn't turn out like another Gone Girl!Great female narrator, nice twist. A solid read.
  • Susanne Strong
    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Just call this Creepy and Cray-Cray and Call it a Day! Marriage: It’s not that bad (Really!).. at least not according to Jeffrey. Ask his wife Sabine and you might get a different answer. The problem of course, is that you can’t ask Sabine. She’s missing and well, you know how it works, once Jeffrey discovers it and reports his wife missing, his sister-in-law Ingrid and the police suspect Jeffrey of murder. After ...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    4.25 I cannot put it down, it is glued to my hands, imprinted on my mind, this book is sooo good stars!!!It was one of the most enjoyable time I`ve had by reading this fast-paced , mind-bending, gripping, fascinating book. You know the feeling, you had work to do but you want to grip your book and read it in one night! Unfortunately you have obligations but in the meantime you cannot concentrate on your work because your mind is stuck on the book...
  • Brenda -Traveling Sister wishing you all Happy Holidays
    We are excited and honoured to have Kimberly Belle joining us September 15 @7:00pm EST for a Q & A in the Behind the Pages group. To ask Kimberly Belle a question or share some love with her or view the discussion! You can find the group here! Join the group! Belle nails it here with this intense thriller. Dear Wife is one exciting thriller that is not to be missed. The most exciting thing here is ...
  • marilyn
    Once I started to read Dear Wife, I did not want to put it down. I made it to 2 am and then had to go to bed before I could finish the book but if I could have stayed awake longer I would have finished the book in one read. This was a thriller that had me going, had me wondering what was what and who was who and it all came together so well, in the end. The story is told from the points of view of Beth, Jeffrey, and Marcus. Beth is running away f...
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    This was my first Kimberly Belle book & I couldn't put it down! Why did I wait so long to give her a try?Beth Murphy is on the run from her abusive husband. She knows he's coming after her, it's simply a matter of time before he finds her.Sabine Hardison is missing. Her life is anything but what it seemed. Is she on the run or has she met with a more sinister end? Marcus, the investigating Detective will stop at nothing, tracking down leads, dete...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!! Loved it!One woman is on the run. One woman is missing.This is a new beginning for Beth. New name, new life. A life far away from her abusive husband. Beth has been planning this for more than a year. She won't take any chances. This HAS to work.Sabine Hardison is missing. It doesn't look like she's taken anything with her. The police are stumped. Then...
  • Dita
    I thought I had this book all figured out. I was half right! I smugly decided to hang in there even though I was sure I knew it all and while I was right there was still a delicious surprise or two!!I REALLY enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it!!Thank you to NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    5 STUNNING STARS! One of the best thrillers I have read in a long time!I’m going to skip giving an overview of the plot as I think it is best to go into this one blind. Just know you are in for a suspenseful, twisty, heart-pounding, unforgettable journey that will leave you shocked! It was amazing from start to finish! I worried that all of the hype and raving reviews I have read might have set my expectations too high, but NO! This was jaw-dro...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Drop everything you are reading and pick up a copy of Kimberly Belle’s latest novel of psychological suspense, Dear Wife!!!I am a big fan of Kimberly Belle—I’ve read all of her books. I have to say that this one is the best yet! About the BookBeth Murphy is on the run… Of course, that isn’t Beth’s real name—that’s something she will take with her—she has to if she wants to stay alive. Beth has been planning this for months—her...
  • Kaceey
    4.5*Wowza! That was one finely-crafted, twisty tale!Beth Murphy needs to disappear! Leaving an abusive relationship behind. One thing she knows for certain…if he finds her, he will kill her. How far does she need to go before she’s safe? How deeply under cover can she hide? And will it ever be enough?A flurry of moving parts taking place. Her husband proclaiming his innocence. Her sister pointing fingers. The detective in charge turning over ...
  • Kendall
    "Dear wife, I found you"Oh my goodness!! Boy, did I have fun with this one! What a ride!!Dear Wife is an exceptionally dark thriller that will leave you highly entertained turning those pages. This was my first read by Kimberly Belle and am glad I finally read something by her! Kimberly Belle delivers part domestic fiction and part thriller with this juicy set of characters. Beth Murphy is on the run and has been planning this for over a year. Wh...
  • Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
    Kimberly Belle has done it again! I have loved all of her books. After loving The Marriage Lie (which I have read twice by the way, and I never read a book twice), I also read and loved Three Days Missing. Naturally I had to devour Dear Wife! Not sure why I am so late in the game to read this one just lack of time.This book had multiple POV's but the author was very clever in keeping this so it was not confusing. I feel the trick to this is good ...
  • Felicia
    "If my husband doesn't report me missing, am I really gone?"I don't know!!Are you really gone?Who is your husband??Who are YOU???Take a shot of Gone Girl with a generous splash of Sleeping With the Enemy and it still won't taste as good as Dear Wife. From the fabulous coverto the captivating plotto the carefully crafted twistto the fast and to-the-point writing style of Kimberly Belle,this book is a compulsive read from beginning to end.4.5 **I r...
  • JanB
    I fell victim to hype and here I sit in the outlier club once again, wondering if I read the same book that has gotten such rave reviews.The story started out strong. There’s a missing woman, Sabine. When police discover her marriage to Jeffrey was troubled and she was preparing to leave him, he becomes the chief suspect in what the police believe is a murder investigation. But first, a body must be found.Then we meet Beth, a woman on the run f...
  • Elyse (semi hiatus) Walters
    Am I the only reader who busted a gut - or would - if you read what I did - laughing at these two sentences? - (4%- kindle reading) “How difficult is it to put things back where they belong? To line the clothes up by color? Ok, friends, fess up - your closet habits? ...Do tell!!Back to the story:Jeffrey came home to an empty house froma business trip. His wife Sabine was gone. Her Mercedes was gone. A pile of dirty dishes were “crawling” up...
  • Holly B
    Another fast-paced and thrilling read from Kimberly Belle!I really enjoyed The Marriage Lie (2016) and her latest did not disappoint. I was quickly wrapped up in Beth's escape plan from her overbearing and abusive husband. She is on the run, but you won't imagine the obstacles that she will have to face. She knows that he will be hot on her trail, BUT can he catch her?Cat and mouse? or Mouse and cat?If you're looking for a fast summer read with a...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Another top notch thriller from Kimberly Belle. Beth is on the run… She’s had plenty of time to plan this; a year, in fact. She’s going to leave her violent husband and start over. Beth has a new name and a new city. Sabine is missing. Her husband Jeffrey returns home to find her gone. The police locate her abandoned car, and it appears foul play is involved in her disappearance. Sabine was also having difficulty at home, and the detec...
  • Yun
    In Dear Wife, local real estate agent Sabine is missing, and her husband Jeffery has secrets to hide. Meanwhile, Beth (not her real name) is on the run from her abusive husband, and it's going to take all her careful planning and wits to stay one step ahead of him. The police have assigned detective Marcus to the case to find Sabine and figure out what really happened to her.The premise is intriguing enough, though I mainly picked up the book bas...
  • Julie (JuJu)
    I’ve been drooling over this book since I saw it! This hard-to-put-down, twisty suspense is bound to be one of the best psychological thrillers this year!Thank you to NetGalley, Park Row and Kimberly Belle for this ARC, in exchange for my honest review!After reading “Dear Wife” (my first book by this author), I understand all the praise and hype around Kimberly Belle. This was intense, riveting, hilarious at times and full of suspense and t...
  • Jayme
    Jeffrey Hardison returns home from a business trip to find a messy house and no sign of his wife. But, she is a very successful real estate agent, who often has late night showings with prospective clients, so although he isn’t pleased that she isn’t home, he isn’t concerned. At first. Her twin sister, Ingrid IS immediately concerned. She and Sabine speak several times a day, and they share everything about their lives with one another. She...
  • Jayme
    Jeffrey Hardison returns home from a business trip to find a messy house and no sign of his wife. But, she is a very successful real estate agent, who often has late night showings with prospective clients, so although he isn’t pleased that she isn’t home, he isn’t concerned. At first. Her twin sister, Ingrid IS immediately concerned. She and Sabine speak several times a day, and they share everything about their lives with one another. She...
  • Judy Collins
    Check out my FUN Q&A Elevator Ride Exclusive Interview with powerhouse author, Kimberly Belle. DEAR WIFE is cleverly constructed, twisty, fast-paced, emotionally explosive, heart-pounding suspense, characters to die for—the writing superb, and razor sharp. Be prepared to be "blindsided." The talented author exceeds all expectations and then some. Loved this book. My initial IG and Twitter post after reading: "WOW!! Blown Away "Hotlanta"#thr...
  • Michelle
    "You have three moods lately: offensive, enraged or violent. That moment when you come around that corner and I see which one it is always inches bile up my throat. It’s the worst part of my day." Beth Murphy is on the run from an abusive husband. "Lies multiply, contradict, proliferate. Sticking to something close to the truth is the only way for you to keep track of all your lies, to keep them from piling up and you from stumbling over the s...
  • Bibi
    *Spoiler*There’s something very satisfying when a victim of domestic abuse decides to take their power back; more so when the tables turn and the abuser gets their comeuppance. Belle has a winner here.
  • Stephanie Nicholas
    This was a quick read, but it had plenty of suspense and a heck of a twist at the end. I see that it has been quite a hit with a great deal of readers, so I figured I'd squeeze it in. Glad I did. 4 stars!