The Killer's Wife

  • by Bill Floyd
  • Narrated by Isabel Keating
  • 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Six years after her ex-husband is sentenced to death for a series of gruesome murders, Leigh Wren has almost succeeded in putting her past to rest. But the new life she has created for herself and her young son is shattered when the father of one of her ex-husband's victims begins stalking her and publicly exposes her past. Her assumed identity quickly unravels, and she becomes increasingly isolated, while friends and neighbors leave her to confront the savage history of her prior relationship on her own. As Leigh grapples with memories of her marriage to a man whom she exposed to the world as a deviant serial killer, a more deadly game of cat and mouse begins.A new killer emerges, one whose methods are frighteningly similar to those used by her ex-husband, who is on death row thousands of miles away. And Leigh and her son appear to be in the stalker's scope. Assisted only by a married couple of private investigators, Leigh delves into the mysteries her ex-husband left behind, the danger multiplying as each new revelation brings the threat closer to home. With the clock ticking down and the victims of a new, unknown killer mounting, Leigh forces herself to probe the dark corridors of her past to save her life and her son's. When the identity of the new killer is finally exposed, the truth turns out to be as twisted as it is devastating.Psychological suspense and harrowing insights drive this readable, highly entertaining thriller from a major new voice in mystery and suspense.

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Great Concept

This story line has excellent potential, although I feel the author could have done a little more with the wife's perspective. Perhaps developing a more introspective psychological narrative along the lines of the movie "Sleeping With The Enemy".

The matter-of-fact writing, the lack of character development and the over-developed histrionics of the narrator rendered my rating a three out of five. I simply became tired of listening to her constant sobbing, as I am a reader/listener who prefers a more straightforward reading. I don't read hardcover books with emotion and accents, and I don't like listening to them interpreted that way.

But I must add, though that the narrator did a great job portraying the North Carolina drawl, and how bizarre it must have sounded to a woman from California.

Still an entertaining tale, however, and I would recommend it.


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- Pamela Harvey "glam"

surprise

yep, definately thumbs up. the lady reading the book does an excellent job. she's the kind that likes to act out the character, rather than just reading the book, and maybe once or twice she went over the top. however, I have listened to many horrible female voices, trying to imitated the male characters and all that. this one is a winner.
plot: very very thrilling. there is this one concept that I think I have come across before in a novel by tess-gerittsen, which I won't mention in order not to spoil the experience. let's just say that an exquisite psychopath (if you are a psychopath-conaisseur, like me ;) is being portrayed here, one that will send chills down your spine. everything is explained with psychological detail, depth and wit. the tension never stops, partly because it's quite short (7 hours). totally put it in the bag.
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- M. Tetzner

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2008
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio