It’s Valentine’s Day! And here, at Killer Reads, we wanted to give you a Valentine’s Day gift of our own: The Killer Reads team’s 5 Anti-Valentine’s Day Picks! Now we know what you’re thinking… are you sure you picked the right holiday? But we promise you won’t be disappointed!
After all, love can lead a person to do crazy things…
1. Marriage Made Me Do It by Ashley Fontaine
The perfect wife? Or the perfect killer?
It’s time to break the rules!
My name is Roxy Davenport and I’m part of a dying breed: I’m the perfect housewife.
My whole life, I’ve tried to follow the rules of previous, wiser generations. High school sweethearts must marry (check!), the wife must stay home to look after the children (check!), all married couples must procreate and raise 3.2 children (demerit we only managed one oops!).
But it turns out all the while, my husband has been playing by his own rules and playing around.
So screw him! I’ve chucked the handbook out the window. He has no idea what’s coming for him. And my perfect neighbourhood will never be the same again.
2. The Wife by ML Roberts
There are three people in her marriage.
Michael and Ellie are that couple.
The ones who have it all.
Success, charm, trust but no relationship is perfect and the events of the past cast a shadow over their charmed life together.
When lecturer Michael starts to mentor a new student, Ellie fears that history is repeating itself. As paranoia takes its ugly hold, it’s clear some things just can’t be forgotten or forgiven.
3. The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine
All she wanted was the life she deserved… until she got it.
How far would you go to make all your dreams come true?
Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody: an invisible woman who melts into the background. She deserves more. She deserves a life of wealth, luxury and leisure.
Daphne Parrish is the golden girl of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut. With her model looks, her picture-perfect mansion and her millionaire husband, Jackson, she has everything Amber wants.
Amber’s envy could eat her alive if she didn’t have a plan. Before long, she has become Daphne’s closest friend, and is catching the eye of Jackson. But a skeleton from her past could destroy everything, and if discovered, Amber’s well-laid plan may end in disaster.
4. The Second Sister by Claire Kendal
First you disappeared. Will I be next?
It is ten years since Ella’s sister Miranda disappeared without trace, leaving her young baby behind. Chilling new evidence links Miranda to the horrifying Jason Thorne, now in prison for murdering several women. Is it possible that Miranda knew him?
At thirty, Miranda’s age when she vanished, Ella looks uncannily like the sister she idolized. What holds Ella together is her love for her sister’s child and her work as a self-defence expert helping victims.
Haunted by the possibility that Thorne took Miranda, and driven by her nephew’s longing to know about his mother, Ella will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth no matter how dangerous.
5. The Perfect Neighbours by Rachel Sargeant
The perfect neighbours tell the perfect lies…
When Helen moves abroad with her loving husband Gary, she can’t wait to meet her fellow expat teachers from the local International School. But her new start is about to become her worst nightmare
As soon as the charming family across the way welcome Helen into their home, she begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. Then Gary starts to behave strangely and a child goes missing, vanished without a trace.
When violence and tragedy strike, cracks appear in the community, and Helen realises her perfect neighbours are capable of almost anything.
Happy Valentine’s Day Reading! ????