#BookReview: Your Neighbour’s Wife by Tony Parsons

Hi everyone. Today, I have a book review for you by an author new to me, Tony Parsons. I discovered this book via NetGalley and received a free ARC of this book. I enjoyed this read so much that I’ll have to check out his other books.

About the Book:

What do you do when your perfect life spins out of control? A gripping psychological thriller that combines the emotional warmth of Man and Boy with the page-turning brio of The Murder Bag.

Tara Carver seems to have the perfect life. A loving mother and wife, and a business woman who runs her own company, she’s the sort of person you’d want to live next door to, who might even become your best friend.

But what sort of person is she really?

Because in one night of madness, on a work trip far from home, she puts all this at risk. And suddenly her dream life becomes a living nightmare when the married man she spent one night with tells her he wants a serious relationship with her. And that he won’t leave her or her precious family alone until she agrees.

There seems to be only one way out. And it involves murder …

My Review:


Many thanks to NetGalley and Random House for a free ARC of this book.

I’m new to Tony Parsons and will be reading more of his books after having read and enjoyed Your Neighbour’s Wife.

An excellent psychological thriller with plenty of red herrings thrown in to throw off the reader. A story that reminds us all how quickly and irretrevably a normal, settled life can fall apart and descend into a nightmare. Oh, for the choices we make.

While I didn’t particularly like any of the characters, except the child and the dog, they were well written and portrayed. I simply didn’t connect with them or their choices on a personal level. However, the antagonist was very well written and believable, and that guy got what was coming to him for sure.

I give Your Neighbour’s Wife a strong 4 out of 5 stars and highly recommend this read.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.

I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

19 Comments on “#BookReview: Your Neighbour’s Wife by Tony Parsons

  1. I love a good psychological thriller and the more twisted the better. This sounds like a great read! Tony is a new author to me. Thanks for sharing, Harmony!

  2. I’m always a sucker for a dog. And often for a kid. (Not an Omen kind of kid, but a sweet kind of kid. Well, I did love The Omen, I just wasn’t rooting for Damien. You know what I mean.)

    Great review, Harmony.

  3. Good review, Harmony. I haven’t read this author, but it sounds like I might enjoy his work.

  4. I’ve yet to read Parson’s books, but you’ve stirred my interest. Thank you for featuring him, Harmony. I always enjoy meeting another writer.