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  1. Virginie Virginie says:

    Amazing discovery The author achieved to keep me on the edge of my seat all along The first half of the book is about the investigation on two double murders We also learn to know Jessica Yardley, the ex wife of a serial killer, now a really good attorney I liked this character, except for all her predictable changes of mind In the middle of my reading, I started to wonder what the second half of the book could possibly be, and then the story became evenenthralling, turning into a tru Amazing discovery The author achieved to keep me on the edge of my seat all along The first half of the book is about the investigation on two double murders We also learn to know Jessica Yardley, the ex wife of a serial killer, now a really good attorney I liked this character, except for all her predictable changes of mind In the middle of my reading, I started to wonder what the second half of the book could possibly be, and then the story became evenenthralling, turning into a true legal thriller That second part blew me away and I read it in one sitting, even if there were some elements difficult to believehow can an allegedly great attorney be so bad .I can t wait to read the next book of this new series and what is going to happen with Jessica s family and friends 4.5 Thanks to Thomas Mercer and Netgalley for the free copy in exchange of an honest review.


  2. Matt Matt says:

    Victor Methos is back with another captivating thriller that mixes crime and the law, with a dash of serial murder Jessica Yardley is a US Attorney in Nevada with an interesting past Once married to a sadistic serial killer, Yardley is trying to distance herself from that past one about which she had no idea and raise a teenage daughter on her own When she is approached by the FBI about a set of murders, she is stunned to see they replicate those of her ex, Eddie Cal After agreeing to serve Victor Methos is back with another captivating thriller that mixes crime and the law, with a dash of serial murder Jessica Yardley is a US Attorney in Nevada with an interesting past Once married to a sadistic serial killer, Yardley is trying to distance herself from that past one about which she had no idea and raise a teenage daughter on her own When she is approached by the FBI about a set of murders, she is stunned to see they replicate those of her ex, Eddie Cal After agreeing to serve as a prosecutor overseeing the investigation, Yardley cannot get it out of her head that someone is trying to lure her back into a state of vulnerability with these gruesome crimes If that were not all, Yardley s daughter is brilliant but making all the wrong choices and finds herself mixed up with the wrong crowd Juggling both a personal and professional life, Yardley finds the momentum she needs and isolates something that connects the crimes, only to realise she knows the killer When the accused is brought to court, Jessica Yardley can only watch, told that she is too close to participate in the courtroom However, this accused is wily and a legal powerhouse, shredding the US Attorney prosecuting at every turn With a killer set to be freed and double jeopardy sure to take effect, Jessica Yardley will have to do all she can to prevent disaster yet again, no matter whose help she seeks Methos does it again with a thriller that pulled me in and kept the story strong Recommended to those who love quick paced legal thrillers, as well as the reader familiar with Victor Methos and his work.I discovered Victor Methos and his wonderful collection of novels last summer and have not been able to get enough He mixes the thrill of a legal story with the sharpness of a great set of crimes, finding that healthy balance that keeps the reader wanting to knowJessica Yardley takes the protagonist s seat and does so in fine form Her wittiness is balanced with a work ethic like no other She is in it for the long haul, not the praise or adoration That she has had much placed at her feet in years past is another thing that keeps her going, though she is careful to conceal that as much as possible Sharp in the courtroom, Jessica hates those who do not take the law seriously or seek to protect the weak and vulnerable, but she is also aware that she cannot save the world Other gritty characters find themselves in the web of this book, developing their own backstories and complement Jessica s effectively I am eager to see how things progress, as this is supposedly the debut of a new series The story was quite strong and took some wonderful turns that kept me guessing, as the court case seems almost to come apart on numerous occasions Methos tells the story so effortlessly and left me wanting to know , while pacing things out so that I am not too sure what to expect next This is a great legal thriller and those who dislike serial murders may actually be able to put them aside for the great narrative and short chapters that push things along so effectively I am eager to see what else this series brings, though I realise that I will have to be patient.Kudos, Mr Methos, for another great thriller I am surely keeping an eye out to see what else you have in mind for your fans Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge


  3. Julie Griffith Buckley Julie Griffith Buckley says:

    Jessica Yardley was once married to a man who later turned out to be a serial killer She even had a daughter by him Now a copycat is reprising his crimes And Jessica, now a federal prosecutor, is being pulled into the investigation and subsequent trial Having practiced law for a number of years, I am no great fan of legal thrillers But this one is a real page turner I started it in the morning, and didn t put it down until I finished some hours later And every time I thought I had it all Jessica Yardley was once married to a man who later turned out to be a serial killer She even had a daughter by him Now a copycat is reprising his crimes And Jessica, now a federal prosecutor, is being pulled into the investigation and subsequent trial Having practiced law for a number of years, I am no great fan of legal thrillers But this one is a real page turner I started it in the morning, and didn t put it down until I finished some hours later And every time I thought I had it all figured out, a new twist made me think again I like that in a book Highly recommended, but not for the squemish


  4. Erin (from Long Island, NY) Erin (from Long Island, NY) says:

    Yes I needed this This book was so good I ve never heard of this author before either so what a surprise First the characters. Jess is maybe my favorite female main character EVER, and her daughter is absolutely extraordinary I loved her Then there s her ex husband, the eerily charming serial killer But that s really just the beginning. Going by the description the book could ve been over about half way through, I wondered where we could possibly be going. But honestly imo it only Yes I needed this This book was so good I ve never heard of this author before either so what a surprise First the characters. Jess is maybe my favorite female main character EVER, and her daughter is absolutely extraordinary I loved her Then there s her ex husband, the eerily charming serial killer But that s really just the beginning. Going by the description the book could ve been over about half way through, I wondered where we could possibly be going. But honestly imo it only got better I couldn t put it down It s impossible to say much about the second half without getting into spoilers for the first half, but going in blind was half the fun I definitely recommend this to my thriller loving friends. So good


  5. Jenny Winter Jenny Winter says:

    Didn t know this was going to be series Can t wait for book number two to come out


  6. Zoe Zoe says:

    Addictive, suspenseful, and twisty In this absorbing first installment in the Desert Plains series, A Killer s Wife, Methos has written a sharp, sinister thrill ride featuring the resilient and tough prosecutor, Jessica and the dependable FBI Agent, Baldwin as they join forces to hunt a cold, calculating serial killer with a penchant for reenacting the most heinous of crimes.The writing is taut and intense The characters are meticulous, persistent, and tormented And the plot is an engrossing, Addictive, suspenseful, and twisty In this absorbing first installment in the Desert Plains series, A Killer s Wife, Methos has written a sharp, sinister thrill ride featuring the resilient and tough prosecutor, Jessica and the dependable FBI Agent, Baldwin as they join forces to hunt a cold, calculating serial killer with a penchant for reenacting the most heinous of crimes.The writing is taut and intense The characters are meticulous, persistent, and tormented And the plot is an engrossing, eerie whodunit full of twists, turns, lies, deception, familial drama, obsession, depravity, violence, and murder.Overall, A Killer s Wife is a fast paced, tortuous, disturbing tale that does an exceptional job of reminding us that evil often lives comfortably amongst us merely concealed behind masks of normality.Thank you toPublishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review


  7. Monnie Monnie says:

    Let me get what I didn t like so much about this book which I read as part ofs First Reads program out of the way up front Although prosecuting attorney Jessica Yardley is a woman made stronger in large part by her less then perfect life choices, those choices don t quite line up with her strengths put another way, it s hard to believe she s really that clueless when it comes to love Also straining credulity is another prosecutor in her office one who becomes charged with a cas Let me get what I didn t like so much about this book which I read as part ofs First Reads program out of the way up front Although prosecuting attorney Jessica Yardley is a woman made stronger in large part by her less then perfect life choices, those choices don t quite line up with her strengths put another way, it s hard to believe she s really that clueless when it comes to love Also straining credulity is another prosecutor in her office one who becomes charged with a case central to the plot who inexplicably turns in a blithering idiot performance when it counts most Finally, although I fervently hoped I would be wrong in my early assessment of another main character, my hunch was spot on And rather than make me happy that I was right, what I feltthan anything was disappointment and, Lord help me, some sympathy for that prosecuting attorney for whom I had little sympathy to begin with.All that out of the way, I quite happily stuck with this book from beginning to end actually wishing I weren t so busy with other things that I was unable to read it in a marathon session And as I do love any story that includes courtroom action and psychological drama, it was a treat to find plenty of both here to keep me turning the pages As the story begins, Jessica is worried about her precious teenage daughter, Tara, who seems to be so bored with school that she s in danger of losing her way Tara s father and Jessica s ex husband, Eddie, is on death row, convicted of being a serial killer unknown to Jessica when they were married, of course While she s told Tara about her dad, she s never let the girl visit him in prison nor has Jessica done so.Since Eddie s conviction, Jessica met Wesley, a law professor at the University of Nevada who recently moved in with her and Tara When murders similar to those committed by Eddie suddenly turn up, a copycat killer is suspected Cason Baldwin, a detective and Jessica s one time love interest, asks her to go visit Eddie to get his insights as to who the killer might be and who might be the next victims.Of course, she balks at going to see her manipulating ex also of course, she relents Not surprisingly, Eddie wants to get off death row but he plays it coy and demands to see Tara before he ll cooperate Of course, Jessica balks at allowing that to happen also of courseSomewhere around the middle of the book, readers learn for the most part who did what after that, it s mostly a matter of revealing the when, how and why some of which happens at the trial of one of the characters a trial from which Jessica at first is prohibited from prosecuting because of an obvious conflict of interest Revealing anythingwould spoil the book for others, so all I ll say is it ends with that to me unhoped for twist All told, this is an intriguing start to a new series Desert Plains No 1 , and for sure I ll be watching for the next installment


  8. Lisa-Books Smiles Lisa-Books Smiles says:

    4.5 stars


  9. Darcia Helle Darcia Helle says:

    Do you hear me groaning A Killer s Wife starts strong I was intrigued by the concept of a prosecutor having been married to a serial killer and raising a daughter they had together.But..This is yet another book in which the female main character is smart and independent in her work life, but is a puddle of emotional goo and bad choices in her personal life I mean, really bad choices.The strained relationship Jessica has with her daughter, which should have been a major point of the story, is o Do you hear me groaning A Killer s Wife starts strong I was intrigued by the concept of a prosecutor having been married to a serial killer and raising a daughter they had together.But..This is yet another book in which the female main character is smart and independent in her work life, but is a puddle of emotional goo and bad choices in her personal life I mean, really bad choices.The strained relationship Jessica has with her daughter, which should have been a major point of the story, is odd and never fully examined.I saw the major twist coming Kept telling myself, no, that can t be where this is going And then it did go there The note I left on my Kindle at this point was, Seriously Jessica s fellow prosecutor is a total idiot He s supposed to be, I guess, because it s an open secret within the office But he s a high level prosecutor, who somehow manages to keep his job and maintain a great record I get making a character annoying or whatever, but this guy is barely competent My note for his character was, Why is he so stupid The book is being marketed as a thriller The first half reaches toward that label, while the second half is mostly courtroom drama.Clearly, I hold no love for this one, though I m currently in the minority The story certainly holds appeal if you don t mind implausible plots and stereotypical females


  10. Christina McDonald Christina McDonald says:

    A twisty, riveting delight A Killer s Wife is seductively vivid and an incredibly fun read.I m not usually a fan of legal thrillers, but this one was excellent An FBI procedural legal courtroom thriller, the story is set in Las Vegas, where federal prosecutor Jessica Yardley is drawn into a bloody case of a copycat serial killer Intriguingly, the killer is copying Jessica s ex husband, a serial killer who s now on death row, setting up a story that is a battle of brains between Jessica and th A twisty, riveting delight A Killer s Wife is seductively vivid and an incredibly fun read.I m not usually a fan of legal thrillers, but this one was excellent An FBI procedural legal courtroom thriller, the story is set in Las Vegas, where federal prosecutor Jessica Yardley is drawn into a bloody case of a copycat serial killer Intriguingly, the killer is copying Jessica s ex husband, a serial killer who s now on death row, setting up a story that is a battle of brains between Jessica and the copycat.Jessica as the main character is incredibly well done A smart, strong willed, woman who manages to not let anything get her down Added to that is the portrayal of her ex husband, Eddie, a serial killer who, you d think, would be either absolutely hateful or wooden and stereotypical And yet Methos manages to write him in such a way that he doesn t end up being just a stereotypical murderer, but a human as well If you re a fan of serial killer stories this should definitely be your next read


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A Killer's Wife ➼ [Reading] ➾ A Killer's Wife By Victor Methos ➱ – Thomashillier.co.uk From the bestselling author of The Neon Lawyer comes a gripping thriller about a prosecutor confronted with the darkest part of her past and the worst fears for her future Fourteen years ago, prosecut From the bestselling author of The Neon Lawyer comes a gripping thriller about a prosecutor confronted with the darkest part of her past and the worst fears for her future Fourteen years ago, prosecutor Jessica Yardley s husband went to prison for a series of brutal murders She s finally created a life with her daughter and is a well respected attorney She s moving on A Killer's MOBI :↠ But when a new rash of homicides has her ex husband, Eddie, written all over them the nightmares of her past come back to lifeThe FBI asks Jessica to get involved in the hunt for this copycat killer which means visiting her ex and collaborating with the man who tore her life apartAs the copycat s motives become clearer, the new life Jessica created for herself gets darker She must ask herself who she can trust and if she s capable of stopping the killer a man whose every crime is a bloody valentine from a twisted mastermind she s afraid she may never escape.