Today I am delighted to share my review for My Wife Jodie by V.A. Rudys. I requested this book to review via Amazon Vine after seeing the rather creepy cover!
This is 14/20 in my #20booksofsummer reading challenge.
Ethan Page had it all: a respectable job, loving friends, and a beautiful apartment – the envy of all his friends. He was madly in love with his wife, Jodie – until he discovered the power she possessed beyond all comprehension, and the price she demanded for engineering his perfect life.
Paperback, 1st Edition, 384 pages Published July 16th 2021 by Blinkenlight – Purchase Link – HERE
There is a very short synopsis for this book, but combined with the cover image, it provides a very intriguing glimpse into the story. It caught my attention and took me on a route that I really never expected to be on.
Ethan and Jodie Page, a great couple, good life, a nice house, plenty of money and get along wonderfully. That is until the smallest and least significant thing happens.
This is going to be such a hard one to review as I am not able to give the main crux or twist of this story away. It is however a brilliant one. I did initially have my misgivings about it when it came up in the story, but I went with it and my goodness did the author do a great job with this.
The synopsis does suggest that there is some sort of control over the life the Page’s lives. It isn’t until further on in the story that you begin to fully realise the full extent and also how it impacts their marriage. The author explores how a marriage can be controlled and in this one, it is not the usual way. Bringing in a sense of mistrust and cajoling you can see why things start to deteriorate.
In some ways, this is an exploration into marriages, relationships, manipulation, trying to do the right thing, believing in people but eventually, it does come down to the level of trust. It definitely has a psychological edge to it giving it a thriller and suspense feel.
This is a domestic thriller that has a huge twist, not the usual one and it took me by surprise. Vague review I know, but if you get the chance grab a copy of this if you are a fan of this type of genre. I adored this book and I would definitely recommend it.
About the Author…
V. A. Rudys is a writer, and author of the new novel My Wife Jodie. Rudys was brought up in a creative environment with art being a very important part of life. For most of his career Rudys worked as a video editor engaging viewers visually, and now he’s exploring the world of visual thrillers. Originally from Lithuania, Rudys lives in London. He also struggles with dyslexia, but believes that no one should be discouraged from being able to write.
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