Review: The Wife by Shalini Boland

Zoe fainted on her wedding day, and she never knew why. She’s always felt sure something bad happened. Ten years later, she’s going to find out what…

It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Zoe was sitting in her hotel room, in her perfect white dress, looking forward to the moment when she would make kind, handsome Toby her husband.

Then, there was a blank.

They said she must have fainted, overcome with emotion. But nothing felt quite right afterward. Did something happen in that missing time?


I guess it’s no secret that I absolutely adore Shalini Boland. I am on a self-imposed hiatus from psychological thrillers but I just couldn’t resist a title by Shalini.

Zoe fainted on her wedding day and now has a blank space in her memories. She is suspicious that something bad occurred but her family reassures her that nothing did. On the days leading up to her ten years anniversary, Zoe is forced to re-examine her wedding day with more questions than answers.

I had no clue on where this story would go. I was curious about Zoe’s wedding but couldn’t have guessed what had happened leading to the memory loss. The author also managed to keep my mind racing with other mysteries including friends and family suddenly turning cold and a missing person re-appearing. I had so many questions through the chapters.

I enjoyed The Wife by Shalini Boland though I am not a fan of the bland/generic-ish title and cover. This was a fast-paced, twisty thriller that kept me guessing up to the last page.  

16 thoughts on “Review: The Wife by Shalini Boland

  1. I am so behind on reading her books. I keep saying I need to get back to her, but have not yeat done it. I think I have four or five on my kindle waiting for me. I love that you read it even if the cover and title were a bit bland. Says a lot about your appreciation of her writing.

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