Title: The Last Wife
Author: J.A. Baker
Publishes: March 27th
Publisher: Boldwood Books
About the Book
Welcome to Winters End…
Winters End should have been the perfect place for me and my husband Neil to start again. To leave the terrible secrets and guilt of our past far behind us.
But from the moment we arrived in the small, isolated community, it becomes clear to me that we are not welcome here. That someone wants us to leave…
I’m certain that everyone knows our secrets – knows who we really are. But how can that be?
Perhaps it’s my mind playing tricks on me. Just like before.
I know Neil thinks I’m paranoid. My thoughts spiralling. Again.
If only I had someone else to talk to. Another woman to confide in.
And that’s when I realise something far more terrifying.
I am the only wife at Winters End…and I could be the last…
About the Author
J. A. Baker is a successful psychological thriller writer of numerous books, previously published by Bloodhound. Born and brought up in Middlesbrough, she still lives in the North East, which inspires the settings for her books. Her first title for Boldwood will be published in December 2022.
With so many disappearances, it’s hard for this little island not to be noticed. People in small towns stick together. So when she doesn’t get answers to her questions, Fiona knows something is very off. Is it just paranoia on Fiona’s part, or something much more?
This took me a hot minute to get into. Fiona’s ruminating got to be a bit repetitive, and I just wanted out with what she wouldn’t stop fussing about so we could get onto the storyline. But, alas, the reader finds out, and the storyline turns dramatic and a bit of a roller coaster.
I confess that I don’t know what the title has to do with the book. But I don’t judge a book based on the title, and this turned into a fun read. Baker is great at creating creepy vibes, not just with the island, but with the inhabitants as well. Once the storyline picked up, the pace was steady, which made for an enjoyable read.
2 thoughts on “Blog Tour Review: The Last Wife, J.A. Baker”
I’m glad it turned into a wonderful read. It can be a bit slow going when your stuck in the head of someone who ruminates. Excellent review!
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I”m glad you enjoyed this one, Rae. I’ve read a few books where I couldn’t figure out how they got the title.
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