Blog Tour & Review – The Man I Married by Elena Wilkes

So excited to be closing out the tour with a few other great bloggers!

Thanks to Hera Books for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review and blog tour spot

The Man I Married by Elena Wilkes (Released August 26th, 2020)


Book Description:

You love him. You’ll do anything for him. But do you really know him?This is the story of Lucy and Paul.

They met. They fell deeply in love. They got married.

Lucy thought that she had everything she wanted.

Until she found the photograph from Paul’s past life, read the text messages he’s so desperately trying to hide. Until she uncovered Paul’s darkest secrets.

Now Lucy realises she doesn’t really know her husband. She doesn’t know if she can trust her own mind. She doesn’t know the lengths Paul would go to keep his perfect life.

And worst of all, she doesn’t know that she’s in danger…

A gripping, dark psychological thriller with an absolutely nail-biting ending that will keep you hooked – the perfect read for fans of Behind Closed Doors, Mark Edwards and Lisa Jewell.

My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars

THE MAN I MARRIED is a solid thriller debut for Elena Wilkes! There is plenty to keep you guessing from start to finish as the tension builds. This brings up the age old question: do you ever truly know who you’re married to? What secrets have they been hiding from you? Do you ever really know their full past? So many questions and the reader is desperate to find the answers as the book continues.

Lucy falls madly in love with Paul and they soon get married. Lucy had the perfect life and all that she wanted – but we all know that doesn’t last long in this genre. A photo and some text messages unravel everything as she begins to discover his dark secrets. How far is Paul willing to go to keep their perfect life and keep his secrets buried? Who can Lucy trust?

This was a very gripping novel from start to finish but I feel like there were some unanswered questions at the end. For readers that aren’t fans of ambiguity or being left to wonder, this might not be for you as I know that can be a make it or break it for some. That’s really the only reason why I took off a little from the solid 4 star read it was from the beginning. I highly recommend picking this one up and can’t wait to see what she releases next!


About the Author:

Elena Wilkes grew up in Walsall in the West Midlands. After eighteen years of working in H.M Prisons, she emigrated to New Zealand. She now lives in Shropshire. ‘The Man I Married’ is the author’s debut novel and will be published by Hera Books in August 2020.

Twitter: @Elenathrillers

Facebook: @elenawilkesthrillers


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