The Housewife by Alex Kane @AlexKaneWriter @HeraBooks @BOTBSPublicity #blogtour #bookreview

THe Housewife

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m thrilled to be closing the blog tour for Alex Kane’s latest thriller, The Housewife.

Massive thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and to Hera Books for my advanced e-copy of The Housewife which I received through Netgalley. I also purchased a copy from Amazon.

The Blurb

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?

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What Did I Think?

What a fantastic prologue! If that doesn’t get you hooked, let alone intrigued, I don’t know what will!!!! Jeez Louise!!!!! This fast paced read kidnapped my mind and imagination for a few evenings; a welcome tonic to help escape the shackles of the lockdown world.

Now Kane has a knack of creating a formidable cast in her books, particularly when it comes to the female of the species. The Housewife delivers this as I would expect! Annie’s a feisty woman! A chance meeting opens a door to a new very dark and dangerous world and Annie is loving this new world. She is one helluva woman, embracing the world her new beau resides in and it’s not just for the money he has in the bank.

In contrast, we have the lovely motherly Leah. But Leah has secrets. I was so intrigued by Leah. Who was she hiding from? What was she hiding? Her story made me think throughout and I did worry was this seemingly perfect woman!

The Housewife is definitely the grittiest but the most emotional book I’ve read from Kane. The various story threads intertwined like no other. I was totally blindsided as to where I was going with this. Another cracking standalone read from Alex Kane! If you haven’t tried her books and you fancy something gritty and gripping, you can’t go wrong with The Housewife.

Who Is Alex Kane?

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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.


Instagram @alexkanewriter

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