Grace’s new husband Adam seems like the perfect package. Good looking, great job, completely charming – almost too good to be true...
So when Adam suddenly disappears from Grace’s life, she is left bewildered and heartbroken. And with a lot of unanswered questions.
As she tries desperately to find him, Grace opens a Pandora’s Box of secrets and lies – and starts to learn that Adam wasn't so perfect after all.
What shameful secrets was her husband hiding? Is Grace in danger? And can she survive the truth? However terrible it may be...
I’m really excited to be part of quite an exciting blog tour organised by Avon today, namely for author Beth Thomas’ second novel ‘His Other Life’! The book was released on the 26th of March and for me it has been one of the March 2015 releases I’ve been most looking forward to. Last year I got the chance to read and review Beth’s debut novel ‘Carry You’, which I loved (click here to read my review), and I couldn’t wait to see what she would come up with next. ‘His Other Life’ promised to be quite the captivating read, judged by its synopsis, so I was really happy when I found a review copy on my doormat and couldn’t wait to get stuck in!
Grace has been happily married to her husband Adam for one year and she still can’t quite believe she managed to get together with a guy like Adam. He's good-looking, charming, has a good job… What more could a girl wish for, right? But then Adam suddenly disappears from Grace's life when he is supposed to get some Indian takeaway, but never returns home. Grace is left behind heartbroken and doesn't know what to do, besides try and find Adam. What happened? Did someone do this to Adam or was it free will? The questions keep on coming, and Grace has no idea what to think or to believe. It doesn’t take long before she starts to realise Adam maybe wasn’t the perfect charming guy she thought he was, and that this is just beginning of all the secrets and lies.
Before I picked up ‘His Other Life’, I was already fascinated by the short description of the book and its alluring cover, but I was also a bit in doubt about what genre to expect exactly. While the cover has an almost magical touch to it, the plot also has elements of chick lit and crime, so I had no idea what to expect exactly. However, whatever genre the book fits into, Beth Thomas once again engaged me with her addictive, funny and comfortable-to-read writing style and I ended up really enjoying this read. She really has a great narrative voice and managed to hold my attention from the first chapter until the last.
The main protagonist Grace was really easy to like, even though she is incredibly naïve. Her character really develops throughout the novel, which is not that strange considering everything she goes through after her husband suddenly disappears. I also really liked the secondary characters, such as Grace’s best friend Ginger (who cracked me up) and Grace’s family. While I do think the cover and synopsis do not reflect the story inside of this novel 100%, Beth Thomas is a promising voice and I already can’t wait to read her next novel. Overall, ‘His Other Life’ is an addictive, captivating and entertaining mix of chick-lit, drama and crime, and a novel that is certainly worth picking up!