Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Review - Two Dead Wives

Title:   Two Dead Wives
Author:  Adele Parks
Series:  DCI Clements #2
Publisher:  MIRA
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   400
Date of Publication:   August 17. 2023
My Rating:   4 Stars 


An overprotective father has lived as a recluse until his adult daughter – Stacie Jones – returns from Paris, in need of radical brain surgery. Peculiarly, he appears to almost welcome her illness, it does at least mean she is back under his roof – and his control.

In the meantime, the country is rapt with the scandalous case of murdered bigamist Kylie Gillingham. Her husbands, son and best friend are left dealing with a confused mix of emotions: grief, fear and triumph.

But none of them can piece their lives back together while suspicion of her death hangs over at least one of the husbands.

Despite the evidence, Kylie’s two sons won’t accept she is dead and gone. They set out to search for her and find themselves in the same town as Stacie and her father…

How are the
se families linked and can any of them ever be a real family again after such tragedy?


Stacie Jones is fortunate to have her overprotective father caring for all of her needs. Or is she? Stacie has returned home from Paris, and apparently is much in the need for a desperate brain surgery. No worries, her father will care for her.

There is another story in Two Dead Wives. There is a woman who was a bigamist, Kylie Gillingham, and her loss has left more than a few people grieving, not the least her two husbands. How will life progress now that Kylie is gone?

There is a curious thing about the way this story is delivered. While it is the 2nd book in the DCI Clements series, she played more like a minor character. I was much more invested as to what was going on the Stacie. Or what secrets Kylie had kept.
Aside from that, this was a very good read, very intriguing and had a satisfying conclusion.

Many thanks to MIRA and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North-East England. Her first novel, Playing Away, was published in 2000 and since then she's had 20 international bestsellers, translated into twenty-six languages. She's been an Ambassador for The Reading Agency and a judge for the Costa. She's lived in Italy, Botswana and London, and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, teenage son and cat.

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