Even perfect mothers have secrets…
Leah. She’s the perfect mum to ten-year-old Samuel, wife to loving husband Thomas, head of the PTA. But her closet is full of skeletons – and if the truth gets out, her world could be destroyed.
Annie. She’s the gangster’s moll with a brain. She might be a woman, but she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty to play the men at their own game. But what no one knows is the devastating secret haunting her.
Terry. He’s the king of Glasgow gangland, working his way up from estate to mansion. From drugs to guns, there’s nothing he won’t stop at to grow his dirty money. He might be a hard man, but his weakness is women.
As their three stories collide, the lives of each will never be the same. Because even perfect women hide dark secrets… Don’t they?
Alex Kane is a writer from Glasgow. She has been writing for ten years and in 2018 signed with Hera Books, a digital first publisher.
(2019) No Looking Back
(2019) What She Did
(2020) She Who Lies
(2020) The Angels
(2021) The Housewife
Alex Kane writes gangland crime and psychological thrillers and will read anything she can get her hands on from both genres.
If she is not writing, she can be found relaxing at home reading, or drinking tea and/or gin (sometimes all of the above).
Alex is currently working on future books but can also be found procrastinating on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
This was a clever, gripping thriller set in Glasgow. Annie works her way into Terry Reid’s affections and business, until one night she disappears. Ten years later Terry’s still looking for her.
Leah lives a quiet life with her husband and son. But a threatening note through the door upsets everything.
Moving back and forth in time and weaving several different lives together The Housewife slowly builds up the events and how Leah will have to set things right in order to protect the ones she loves.
The payoff at the end was very satisfying and tied up all the disparate threads nicely. Setting some people free and punishing the guilty.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.