The Pumpkin Eater’s Wife

The Pumpkin Eater’s Wife

by Tannis Laidlaw

New face. New hair. Old name. Jeanette becomes Jeanie once more when her husband falls, guided by a vengeful hand and a woman’s torn soul. The carefully orchestrated accident means freedom … and a chance to start again. For over twenty years she has played the hostess and Queen to his Kingdom, living and breathing for his wants and needs all the while suffering at the hands of rage. Those days are gone; that woman is dead, lost to the past and to a plan long in the making.

Jeanette the Socialite is Jeanie the woman once again, yet staying safe and hidden is harder and far more terrifying than she imagined. Every day she hunts for news of her husband’s demise, yet as each day passes with no report, the feeling of dread only rises. If he is alive, he will find her … he always has. Yet if he is dead, she is a murderer.

When a chance comes to appropriate a new identity, Jeanie makes a choice and sets off for New Zealand, finding a life and purpose amongst the people and foliage. There, perhaps she can finally find peace … and herself. Yet choices have consequences and shadows have eyes….

Raw, open and brutally crafted by a psychologist, The Pumpkin Eater’s Wife is a psychological suspense book and compulsive read, one that reaches deep into the psyche and asks the question, “What happens afterward?”

 

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One thought on “The Pumpkin Eater’s Wife

  1. Loved this book! It was hard to put down. Well written and intriguing. Really gives an understanding of the effects of spousal abuse, the experience of PTSD, and the amazing resilience that is possible after the survivor has moved from the abusive setting.The author keeps the tension up, and the twist at the end …wow! Her knowledge and experience in the mental health field is obvious and she certainly makes us think! I also enjoyed the descriptions of the settings in New Zealand and Australia. Now I am looking forward to another book by her…Half Truths and Whole Lies which is next on my list.

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