The Life She Wants
by Mel Sherratt
WOW! What a story! If you start this book at bedtime prepare to lose sleep. I finished it very late last night. There was no way I could go to sleep until I knew how it was all going to pan out. It grabbed my attention from the very first page and didn’t let go until the very last!
There are some excellent characters in this book. Very real, believable characters who I became very much invested in.
I liked Juliette and Danny immediately and my heart broke for them both for the loss of their young daughter. I could totally understand their need for a fresh start and a quieter life. The house they buy sounds amazing, and I can understand them being drawn to a sleepy, picturesque village, where nothing much goes on. Or so they thought.
Their new neighbours seem a bit odd to say the least. They have had the luxury of the house next door being empty for years and had got used to their privacy. Richard and Sarah are now forced to accept the new couple’s presence.
Richard is a right nasty piece of work. It’s obvious quite early on that he has a controlling nature and he’s not at all nice to Sarah. He made me angry and mostly made my skin crawl. Whatever women see in blokes like him I don’t know, but I can understand how men like him can be charming when they need to be to get what they want. I can’t abide bullies.
I didn’t particularly warm to Sarah either though, yet I didn’t really know why. She’s hardly living the high life she dreamed of. Their house sounds beautiful, but her life genuinely felt oppressed and claustrophobic. She doesn’t have a life really, just a suffocating existence. Does she deserve anything different though? They do say be careful what you wish for!
This is an extremely tense read. It made me feel on edge throughout most of it and I still don’t know how I feel about Sarah. Brilliant writing! This is one of those stories I know will stay with me for a long time to come.
All the stars from me. I can’t recommend highly enough!
Readers love The Life She Wants:
‘Woah…. blown away by this one…This one left me guessing until thevery end, and I loved it. The twists and turns were shocking yet realistic… I felt my own heart racing… Couldn’t read this one fast enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘May possibly be my favourite of Mel Sherratt’s books so far!… I was totally immersed after the very first chapter… This truly is one hell of a ride. Oh, and Mel, you owe me a night’s sleep, as I couldn’t stop reading until I’d finished!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A totallygripping read that had me reading obsessively until it was finished. I couldn’t put it down it was so twisty and unpredictable. I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Oh my gosh. What a fabulous book. This had my heart racing.’ StefLoz Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A dark and twisted book that I couldn’t stop reading!… So well written it kept me guessing all the way until the end, I was so invested half of my day could just fly by in a wink.’ Leesey Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I’ve read lots of books by this author and I must say that this is one of her very best. A psychological crime thriller that will chill you to the bone and get your pulse racing… A brilliant read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is one grippingtwisted story from the author that is hard to put down… WOWI loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Brilliantly addictive from the beginning until the end and it kept me on the edge of my seat all the way.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘One of the best domestic thrillers I’ve read in a long time! I love the complicated characters, the suspenseful plot and the ending that was absolutely perfect. I cannot wait to tell everyone about this book!’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐