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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Enticing Journey Book Promotions Presents: The Replacment Wife by Britney King; #ReviewTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow

Title: The Replacement Wife
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: May 3, 2018 
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Enticing Journey Book Promotions and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

From the bestselling author of The Social Affair comes a new riveting, powerful psychological thriller which offers a savage look into a utopian cultish society where beauty and perfection are valued at all costs. 

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins, The Replacement Wife offers a peek into the lives of a married couple up against impossible odds and the notion that history has a way of repeating itself.

Statistically speaking, fifty percent of marriages end up in divorce. What are the odds for murder? 

Widower Tom Anderson is a savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Problem is, one is a lonely number. Thankfully, he solved for X by finding the perfect woman. It wasn't easy. Tom is very specific. He has to be.

Having checked 'find trophy wife' off his list, life was moving along swimmingly. Until that perfect woman let it slip--she has a past. One she kept hidden, almost perfectly.

Sure, she lied--she fudged the numbers. Most women do.

Now, Tom has buyers' remorse and according to cult rules only two options: get rid of her--or single-handedly erase her past.

She's a liar. But she does keep house well. And she makes a mean lasagna.

Decisions, decisions.

Razor-sharp and utterly gripping, this electrifying story explores the lengths one will go in the pursuit of perfection, little white lies that can turn lethal, and the danger lurking behind the smiles of those we trust most.

Don’t skip the Prologue because it just may be the deciding factor on whether or not you feel this was page-turner worthy.  It certainly left me saying “what the h***!”

Melanie is either disappointed or a disappointment – you will have to decide which may be true.  Then you have to decide if she’s just a product of her upbringing.  Tom seems to be lacking any social graces.  I can see why this would be considered psychological – there is a lot going on in their heads.  But I don’t think we know the whole story.  And having this done in the first person may help with that.

This was a book that is in no way romantic and even though I’m all about the romance that didn’t stop this book from grabbing my attention.  At first, I thought this was going to be a case of The Stepford Wives but it’s so much more than that.  I kept going back and forth and to I felt more sorry for – Melanie or Tom.  Could I say that they deserve each other?  I don’t know about that but they certainly make for an interesting couple.  And their energies seem to feed off the other.  Almost like a one upmanship game that neither knows the other is playing.  Don’t discount the secondary characters either.  They are all part of the puzzle.

The questions that arise are, is this a cult?  Or is it just someone who’s very smart and knows what weaknesses in people to exploit?  Can a player be played?  Is it man versus woman?  These are questions that help me to continue turning the page.  It’s a case of I have to know.  The last two sentences of this story have me going “hm”.  Then I wonder about whether the church and its members will appear again – especially since I don’t see anything that says this is part of a series. 

Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.

When she's not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.

Currently, she's writing three series and several standalone novels.

The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.

The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.

Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.

The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.

The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me. 

Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here: 

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Happy reading.


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