The Twilight Wife

By A.J. Banner

Release Date: 12/27/16

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Synopsis First, Then My Review…

From bestselling author A.J. Banner comes a dazzling new novel of psychological suspense in the vein of S.J. Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep and Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl that questions just how much we can trust the people around us.

Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, Jacob.

But all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions—or are they memories?—of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends.

As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare. A twisty, immersive thriller, The Twilight Wife will keep readers enthralled through the final, shocking twist.

My Review:

Kyra, a highly skilled diver and marine biologist has a terrible accident while diving with her husband Jacob in dangerous waters and can no longer remember the last few years of her life or the accident. While recovering at her home on a remote island conveniently called Mystic Island, she begins to remember snippets of her accident and things don’t seem to jive with what her husband is telling her. She has memories of a man named Aiden and feels strongly that she was attracted to him at one point and maybe even had begun an affair with him before her accident. She has multiple encounters with people on the island who knew her before she lost her memory and is really beginning to feel as though something strange is going on. Who can she trust and what happened to her during that accident?

This story is in the ever popular Thriller category. It seems like every month a new novel is released about a woman who has lost her memory after a strange accident who is living with a man that holds the key to her past. This story is no different. Kyra is another unreliable narrator so the reader is left not knowing who to trust. There are lots of red herrings in this story in order to throw the reader off the trail. If you pay close attention, you may figure out where this one is heading. For those of you who enjoy these stories and aren’t burnt out by this genre, pick this one up. I read the previous novel this author wrote called The Good Neighbor which I enjoyed more than this one. I gave The Twilight Wife 2 Stars on GoodReads because I am unfortunately part of the burnt out crowd when it comes to these types of stories. Everyone is trying to write the next Gone Girl or Girl On The Train so we are seeing a ton of similar stories being published. If I find a book in this genre that isn’t predictable and a cookie cutter version of ten others, I will be sure to let you know!

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