I’m squeezing in an extra book review. I listened to audiobooks as I traveled back and forth to Rochester last week. With four hours on the road each day, it’s easy to rack up lots of listening hours. Before the week started I downloaded several books so I had a bit of a selection.
I needed something different. I’ve been listening to a lot of historical fiction and at times, I just need a change. I went on Hoopla. I ended up finding The Wife Upstairs by Freida McFadden.
The book had my attention immediately. It had a good catch right at the beginning. It was written in the first person which I love. I wish more authors would write in the first person.
The book totally kept my attention. There were twists and turns. I found myself “talking” to the characters saying, “why aren’t you seeing this??”.
If you like mystery thriller-type books, I’d recommend this one.
Here is the Amazon synopsis:
“Victoria Barnett has it all.
A great career. A handsome and loving husband. A beautiful home in the suburbs and a plan to fill it with children. Life is perfect—or so it seems.
Then she’s in a terrible accident… and everything falls apart.
Now Victoria is unable to walk. She can’t feed or dress herself. She can’t even speak. She is confined to the top floor of her house with twenty-four-hour care.
Sylvia Robinson is hired by Victoria’s husband to help care for her. But it turns out Victoria isn’t as impaired as Sylvia was led to believe. There’s a story Victoria desperately wants to tell… if only she could get out the words.
Then Sylvia discovers Victoria’s diary hidden away in a drawer.
And what’s inside is shocking.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.4 stars. I think I would agree. This was just the book I needed while I was driving back and forth to my appointments.