I am hopping on board the blog tour for His Wife’s Secret by Susan Willis today, and I have the honour of being able to share a snippet from the book with you all. Many thanks to Susan for allowing me to do this, and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in the tour. Before we get to the extract though, here are all the details about the book itself.
When David meets old school-friend, Erin again he falls head over heels in love. He leaves his wife and their sixteen-year-old daughter to marry Erin. But, in a small village people have long memories and they move south for a fresh beginning. Erin’s behaviour starts to change in a very strange way and David wonders if she is punishing him for something he’s done?
We hear about domestic violence from a man to a woman regularly in the news but from a woman to a man is rare. However, in my book this does happen. When David meets old school-friend, Erin again he falls head over heels in love. He leaves his wife and their sixteen-year-old daughter to marry Erin. But, in a small village people have long memories and they move south for a fresh beginning.
David is just a typical guy and for two years is deliriously happy until the move down to London. This is when everything changes, and his wife begins to act out of character in a strange way. Unbeknown to him, it was whilst packing to move that Erin finds her mother’s diary in an old trunk. What is written in the diary to make her lash out at her husband? David wonders if she is punishing him for something he’s done?
An extract from Erin:
Yesterday, when I saw the thin blue line on the testing kit and realised, I was pregnant I bordered on the edge of hysteria. My overwhelming feelings had been of horror at the thought of an alien invader inside my body. I’d left the chemist with the small paper bag in my trembling hand. My walk home had been slow and deliberate. I’d dreaded the outcome with every step I’d taken.
When I’d done the test and stared at the blue line my mind went into some type of melt-down. I’d shaken my head and looked once, twice, and three times more but still couldn’t believe the line was blue. I’d left the stick lying on the top of the toilet cistern and scattered from room to room. I made coffee that I didn’t drink and then hurried into my art room where I’d paced around and around my easel like a panther stalking its prey.
‘Noooo,’ I screamed aloud then ran back into the bathroom to take another look. There it was like my sky-blue paint in the palette. I’d sank to my knees on the bathroom floor and howled in terror.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susan Willis is a published author of four novels and five novellas. She lives in Co-Durham surrounded by a big family and dear friends. Susan works as a food technologist developing new recipes and weaves the different aspects of her job into stories.
Her last two novels are psychological suspense. Readers who have left reviews on amazon love the books because they are realistic with everyday people in situations that can happen.
She has a collection of Fun-Size Tales of Love & Family which are available in Ebook and paperback.
Susan is now writing Cozy Crime Short Reads and incorporating up to date issues of poor mental health in a kidnap scene, the perils of social media, and an intruder on Skype. Nest year she hopes to publish these stories into a collection.
For more information on His Wife’s Secret, have a look at the other blogs taking part on the tour.