The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins #BlogTour @LadyHawkins @HarperFiction @fictionpubteam #TheWifeUpstairs


The Wife Upstairs was published by HarperCollins on 5th January 2021 in E book. My thanks to the publisher for the review copy and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on to the blog tour. 

A girl looking for love…
When Jane, a broke dog-walker newly arrived in town, meets Eddie Rochester, she can’t believe her luck. Eddie is handsome, rich and lives alone in a beautiful mansion since the tragic death of his beloved wife a year ago.
A man who seems perfect…
Eddie can give Jane everything she’s always wanted: stability, acceptance, and a picture-perfect life.
A wife who just won’t stay buried…
But what Jane doesn’t know is that Eddie is keeping a secret – a big secret. And when the truth comes out, the consequences are far more deadly than anyone could ever have imagined…
My Thoughts: 
 Well, Happy New Year to you all in these troubling times we find ourselves in. I have not been here for a little while. I had to have a little break as I was a little burnt out with life in general but I am back and The Wife Upstairs was the perfect first book of the year to get me going. 

What a clever little thriller this is. I haven't turned the pages so quickly in a long while and I am so partial to unreliable characters and these drive this story along at a fair pace. Jane is trying to move up in the world and escape from a past she would rather forget. So when she stumbles into dog walking in a well to do neighbourhood it would seem that Jane has achieved her wishes. 

It seemed almost too tidy then that she should meet the handsome and intriguing widower Eddie Rochester. Jane definitely sets her sights on him straight away. Glimpsing a lifestyle she has dreamed of having. Eddie is not all he seems though, he is also keeping a secret.

The plotting and pace were just right here, the element of mystery created caused just the right amounts of foreboding. I hadn't realised at first that this was a modern retelling of Jane Eyre. I don't know too much about that as I have never read it. As you can imagine though all is not as it seems. 

The story is told from chapters by Jane, Eddie and Bea. This allows the story to slowly unravel and what would a thriller be without a few twists?

Thoroughly entertaining read.

About the Author:
Rachel Hawkins is the New York
Times bestselling author of multiple books for
young readers, and her work has been
translated in over a dozen countries. She
studied gender and sexuality in Victorian
literature at Auburn University and currently
lives in Alabama with her husband and son.
The Wife Upstairs is her first adult novel.
You can find the author on Twitter: @LadyHawkins

Please do have a look at the other stops on the blog tour. 

1 comment:

  1. Huge thanks for the blog tour support Leah. Happy New Year xx