Tuesday 16 July 2019

#BlogTour The Dead Wife by Sue Fortin

It's my turn on the BlogTour The Dead Wife by Sue Fortin. It's a murder mystery come psych thriller.
About the Author
Sue Fortin is an award-winning USA Today and an Amazon best-selling author, an international bestseller and has reached #1 in the Amazon UK Kindle chart. Sue writes mystery, suspense and romance, sometimes combining all three.

Sue was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, moving often with her family, before eventually settling in West Sussex where she now lives with her husband, children and grandchildren.

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Buy The Dead Wife

About the book
Police have ruled out suspicious circumstances in the investigation into the death of Elizabeth Sinclair, wife of charismatic entrepreneur Harry Sinclair, found drowned in the lake of the family’s holiday park.
It’s been two years since the Sinclair case closed but when reporter Steph Durham receives a tipoff that could give her the scoop of the year, she’s drawn deeper and deeper into the secretive Sinclair family.
Elizabeth’s death wasn’t a tragic accident. And the truth will come at a deadly price…

It's not exactly in the remit of her genre of journalism to investigate accidental deaths or go undercover for that matter, but Steph is rather gung-ho about the idea. Giving a desperate woman a little hope or some final answers might just be the way to get her name known in the world of journalism.

In a way the mother and daughter relationships are mirrored, but at the same time there is a role reversal. In each mother and daughter duo there is one person with a less than stellar relationship to the truth, regardless of whether that be due to coercion or the need to manipulate and succeed.

It means that the other, in this imbalanced scenario, hasn't got all the information they need to create a true picture of their parent or daughter. Instead they believe what they know to be true. Information based on their own experiences and emotions, no matter how misguided or wrong that may be.
Perhaps that is why Steph is drawn to the woman driven by grief and a need to uncover the truth.

Aside from the connection to her own mother and the fact the fastidious police officer may have somehow been complacent or negligent about what happened to Elizabeth. Maybe that's why Steph is so eager to investigate the accidental death of a young woman with so much going for her.

It's a psychological thriller with a driven main character. A mother who is convinced that something happened to her daughter and she won't stop until she has the proof. Steph may come out on the other side with a little less hunger for the perfect storm of a story though. Sometimes it's best to let sleeping dogs lie.

Fortin gives readers a run for their money with this murder mystery come psych thriller.

Buy The Dead Wife at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: HarperCollins; pub date 12 July 2019. Buy at Amazon com.

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