The Prisoner’s Wife

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Pub Date 02 Feb 2023 | Archive Date Not set


She’s married to a monster.
Till death do them part…

She’s married to a monster.
Till death do them part…

Emma’s husband is in prison.
Emma’s husband claims he is innocent.
Emma’s husband is a liar.

And he’s not done with her yet…

A pacy and gripping read with a chilling twist, perfect for fans of My Lovely Wife, Blood Orange and The Perfect Couple.

The Prisoner’s Wife is keeping real readers captive:

OMG ,what a book! Loved it!’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book is flippin’ brilliant! I could not put it down. It is so well written – you can feel the tension, the anxiety, the need to walk on eggshells. It will get your pulse racing!’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Thrilling, tense and amazingly paced’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A captivating debut… had me racing through the pages and kept me up all night’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An absolutely addictive, compelling and gripping page-turner!’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WOW, what a fantastic book. Just when you think you know where the story is going it veers off in another direction and you scramble to keep up…I utterly loved this book. I devoured it’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An outstanding read. This is a book you can easily read in one sitting. Well-written and fast-paced, you’ll be desperate to know how Emma can escape such a terrifying situation. Author Ali Blood is definitely one to watch and I’ll be excited to read their next book’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What a phenomenal debut! I need more!!! I devoured this. It left me speechless – I wish I could experience it for the first time all over again’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A brilliant thriller. Five stars’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘WOW. A page turner from beginning to end. A great read!’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A brilliant twisting tale full of surprises’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A creepy, dark and atmospheric read that kept me on the edge of my seat with my heart pounding. Twisty, fast paced… I loved it’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A very addictive, unpredictable read. This has to be one of the best debut novels to date… totally gripping from first to last page… a clever shock ending. I absolutely loved it’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

She’s married to a monster.
Till death do them part…

She’s married to a monster.
Till death do them part…...

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A creepy dark and atmospheric read that I read in one sitting and kept me on the edge of my seat with my heart pounding for most of the book. Twisty, fast paced and atmospheric I loved it

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His in prison but he wants her to be the prisoner.
A real great debut novel kept me hooked the whole way through.I really look forward to reading more by this author in the future.
Thanks to Netgalley and Avon Books UK for the ARC

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A solid 5 stars in a genre I wouldn’t usually read.
Gangland crime fiction is not my thing but the spiel for this got me intrigued, and I’m glad it did
A clever story of a woman who innocently married a monster. She didn’t know he was a crime boss until it was too late.
Her life is a misery. He’s controlling and bullying but now he’s in prison
The book starts as he gets sentenced to five years.
His wife’s celebration of freedom doesn’t even last until the next day
His brother and partners are keeping her in a virtual prison. Watching her every move.
But she’s already made a mistake whilst he was on remand.
Now she’s being blackmailed.
Who can she turn to
A brilliant twisting tale full of surprises

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🚨 2nd February 2023 Release Date 🚨 I will remind you to buy it on release, if you haven’t pre-ordered by then.

The synopsis: Emma is married to a London gangster. She didn’t know he was a gangster when she married him, and now he is in prison, she wants to escape, but he will never let her go.

🤯I loved this from the second I picked it up. It is flippin’ brilliant! I could not put it down. It is so well written - you can feel the tension, the anxiety and the need to walk on eggshells. I can’t even begin to feel what it would be like to be in this situation in real life. The level of control and manipulation and the slow way this is implemented by the husband gets will get your pulse racing.

📕There are limited characters in this book - the whole thing is based around how Emma feels and her experiences and I love it for this. This is not a typical London gangster book, it shows how the unwilling wife along for the ride feels, and her helpless desperation.

⛳️This is a debut by Ali Blood, and I can’t wait to see if he keeps up this standard for his next one!

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I can honestly say I didn’t expect this book to be as good as it was but wow I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be reading more by this author, a page turner from beginning to end.. Emma has everything in life she could want but her husband is a bad man and when he goes to prison for 5 years she realises she is stuck with him regardless, a great read ..

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Absolutely great!
Emma thinks that she is rid of her gangster husband as he is sent down for 5 years but this is as far from her reality as its possible to be, not when her husband has set up a contract of what she can and cant do and has tabs kept closely on her at all time.
How can she rid herself of him and his awful family? Can she ever be free...
A brilliant thriller which sees Emma get help from an unlikely ally

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Well what a phenomenal debut! I need more!! This has been everything I had hoped for and more.

Emma is married to top dog, dodgy character Tommy. As this begins, Tommy is found guilty and sentenced to five years imprisonment. Only, this doesn’t mean freedom for wife Emma.

Tommy has left Emma a set of rules she needs to live by and follow while he’s inside. He makes it clear that his mother and brother will be the ones keeping an eye on her. If Emma doesn’t follow the rules, her family will get hurt.

My heart has raced as I’ve read this book. Blood has pulled me in and I’ve found this a book which has been completely impossible to put down. I have devoured page after page of this gem in just one sitting.

There are so many complications for Emma in this one- a controlling husband, colourful and uncaring in laws, fear and urgency to protect her own family and she’s haunted by mistakes she has made while Tommy has been inside.

This book has everything I’d hoped it would have. I have been left completely speechless by this one and wish I could experience reading this for the first time all over again.

Blood is going to be an author to watch out for. This is engaging, gripping, addictive and completely unpredictable. An absolute must read and one I will be recommending to everyone.

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The Prisoner’s Wife by Ali Blood thrilling, tense and amazingly paced.
A captivating debut.

This is a great read that definitely had me racing through the pages.
An absolutely addictive, compelling and gripping true page turner!!!
The writing is terrific, the dialogue is realistic it felt like I was walking around inside this book!
I enjoyed how Emma pulls you right into her story!
This was one of those that kept me up all night turning the pages!

"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."

Thank You for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this eARC!

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