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Life can change in an instant. What if your life was one big lie? What if no one knew your darkest secret? Ben Miller is torn between two worlds. He has spent a lifetime running from the secrets and lies of his past, but the past is about to catch up with him. An unexpected encounter forces him to face the consequences of what he did one fateful night seven years ago. VaneLife can change in an instant. What if your life was one big lie? What if no one knew your darkest secret? Ben Miller is torn between two worlds. He has spent a lifetime running from the secrets and lies of his past, but the past is about to catch up with him. An unexpected encounter forces him to face the consequences of what he did one fateful night seven years ago. Vanessa Murphy is a high-powered lawyer, used to getting her own way, whatever the cost. However, the pretence of living a successful life is about to come crashing down around her. Soon, she will be locked away and hated, unless she can get rid of Ben Miller, who is the only piece of damning evidence against her. What happens when the past and present lives of two strangers horribly collide? Find out in THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE, a story about the secrets we keep, the ties that bind us, and the true cost of the lies we tell....

Title : The Detective's Wife
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ISBN : 9781502479099
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 100 Pages
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The Detective's Wife Reviews

  • Sue
    2019-03-03 03:26

    I received a free download of "The Detective's Wife", the third book in the Ellis Jones Mysteries by Joanne Clancy, in exchange for an honest review.What comes around goes around...A lie... A dark secret eating away at you, until it destroys your life, and everything that is important to you, just because you didn't come forward and tell the truth. Ben Miller had committed a crime-a hit and run, which resulted in the death of a woman, someone's wife. But he had gotten away with it, but when the guilt took hold of him, he took up drinking, lost his wife, his job, and now was homeless, living on the streets.Vanessa Murphy is a high-powered lawyer, who after working late at the office, also committed a crime-a hit and run, a man ran in front of her car, and she carried him, to her residence, with him clutching to the hood of her car. (Slightly unbelievable)She leaves her car and him in her garage. Now, he was about to die, just like his victim.Detective George Ellis and his wife Gina, return from the previous series, searching for Ben, when he fails to show up at the shelter that Gina works at. But it is a race against time, as Vanessa must destroy the evidence, before it comes back to haunt her.A very enjoyable fast-paced mystery thriller, that will appeal to a wide range of readers. Thank you Joanne for allowing me to read your latest novel.

  • Shawn
    2019-03-12 04:23

    Well.. I was not ready for this book to end when it did, I had other ideas that where going to come from it, and it ended. I am not at all disappointed in this series that I read, I enjoyed each one of them. I like how she tells the story, and even makes you think as you read, and how it ends.I would definitely recommend this book to others who enjoy this genre!

  • Maureen Reil
    2019-03-22 06:12

    Such a cracking concept to this engrossing novel about a man named Ben, who suddenly finds himself becoming a victim and ending up trapped by a woman called Vanessa who wonders how to handle the problem and make it go away. Why is Vanessa not calling for help? Is this his punishment for the sins he has committed? Does Ben have anybody who gives a damn whether he lives or dies? Luckily, the drunken man does have someone who cares about him and she volunteers at the homeless shelter. Her name is Gina and she happens to be the detective’s wife so she persuades her husband George to join her hunt for the truth about what happened to Ben. Only will they be able to locate him in time because the woman who has him hostage has other ideas about what to do with the captive man.In this gripping story, the author cleverly weaves the plot around the crimes past and present whilst injecting the relationship that the detective’s wife is having with her husband and revealing their secret connection to Ben. It is hard to live a lie, as it tends to take a toll on the soul as Ben found out. Utterly brilliant writing from Joanne Clancy for I was captured by the book from the start just as Ben was, until his ordeal was over one way or another. Whilst I read it in one sitting which is usual for me since I normally have to leave my reading mid-sentence to get on with other stuff, well, the other stuff could wait for once because I couldn't wait to find out if Ben survived and would his captor get away with it. This book comes as highly recommended reading to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced ‘edge of the seat’ thrill of a real page-turner. While I am so looking forward to the next one in the Ellis/Jones series for this nail biting novel definitely leaves you wanting more of the same.

  • Mike
    2019-03-18 10:35

    This was a very interesting story with lots of irony really- karma, for those who believe in that. The story starts off on a fast note with a young attorney driving home after work when she hits a man but due to her being afraid of why she hit him- was he intentionally trying to grab onto her car, is he running from a crime, she doesn't stop and check to help him and in panic she actually takes him home with her because he's stuck on the front of her car- she thinks he is because he's trying to hold onto the car to possibly do something to her. What's ironic is he also was responsible for a hit and run years earlier that left a woman dead. You begin to learn the agony both he and the current woman go through knowing both have been responsible for a hit and run and they thought everything'd be ok as long as no one finds out about it but in the end, they're both put through their own living hell that's worse than any legal punishment. The man, Ben, has become homeless since his accident years before and now he's learning what it's like to be on the receiving end of a hit and run situation. It's an extremely emotional story that'll have you wanting to read more.

  • Ashley
    2019-03-02 11:22

    I received this book from the author for an honest review. I loved this third book in this mystery series by Joanne Clancy! I enjoyed the tie-ins from the first two novels. The novel kicks off with a bang and never really stops. Ben has lost everything- his house, family, job, and life due to his drinking. Gina and George have been married for over a year since the last book, but have been having issues as some married couples with children do. Vanessa is a high stressed lawyer who was speeding home to get some sleep. That's all she wanted to do. All their lives will be entwined together through the wonderful writing of Joanne Clancy. This third story sets up many mysteries that were hinted at during the first two books a few times, but still leave unresolved and questions remaining. What do these four people have in common? Why are their lives connected? Joanne weaves an amazing story and leaves the reader waiting on the edge of our seats for more! Me for sure!!

  • Kim Mcbreezy
    2019-03-18 05:22

    I cannot believe that this book finished how it did. I actually contacted Amazon because I thought that I had only received the sample version by mistake.It seemed to be quite a good story with absolutely no closure on any of the issues and problems that had arisen in the 98 pages. It was thoroughly disappointing purely because it wasn't long enough. I saw a review on Amazon that said it was more of a pamphlet or brochure and I totally agree. I was left completely unsatisfied.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-17 11:24

    This book is AMAZING!!! This is an edge of your seat book. I do not give spoilers away in any of my reviews. I will however say, this is a book about karma. Ben has done something years ago and now something happens to him in return. It is a very suspense filled book. I personally hope that a character in this book gets their very own book with an HEA :) This book sucks you in from the very first page and keeps hold of you until the very last page! A fantastic read!!!!

  • Paula
    2019-03-03 11:16

    I am torn about my rating of this book. As I was reading it, I couldn't shake the feeling that I've read this story before. So I looked it up and it follows the 2001 Texas case of the death of Gregory Glen Biggs almost exactly. There are some deviations. I looked for some kind of statement that the book is based on a true story and was unable to find any. I don't know why this bothers me...but it does. Otherwise, it was a great story.

  • Ginny
    2019-02-22 09:11

    This book had promise, but didn't fulfill. I didn't feel connected to any of the characters, and instead disliked all of them. I felt it was resolved very anticlimactically and never made me want to read continuously. Having said that, I had to see how it ended.

  • Kristina
    2019-03-03 05:15

    Wow! Such a good read! The Ellis-Jones Mystery series is great, and I recommend anyone and everyone to read Joanne's books! The Detective's Wife, so realistic, so vivid and brilliant! What a page turner!

  • Suzanne
    2019-03-09 08:16

    A good story, but it lacked depth. I would have liked it to go deeper into the story.

  • Matt Sweeney
    2019-03-15 06:22

    The author is an admitted plagiarist. Google Eilis O'Hanlon joanne Clancy and read the article.

  • Marie Côté
    2019-03-22 10:26

    I won this book in the GR giveaway, can't wait to receive it so I can read it!(I'll update this review after reading it.)