The Housewife by Alex Kane. #BlogTour

Even perfect mothers have secrets…

Leah. She’s the perfect mum to ten-year-old Samuel, wife to loving husband Thomas, head of the PTA. But her closet is full of skeletons – and if the truth gets out, her world could be destroyed.

Annie. She’s the gangster’s moll with a brain. She might be a woman, but she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty to play the men at their own game. But what no one knows is the devastating secret haunting her.

Terry. He’s the king of Glasgow gangland, working his way up from estate to mansion. From drugs to guns, there’s nothing he won’t stop at to grow his dirty money. He might be a hard man, but his weakness is women.

As their three stories collide, the lives of each will never be the same. Because even perfect women hide dark secrets… Don’t they?

My Thoughts

The Housewife is a gritty, compelling gangland thriller by the wonderful Alex Kane, who never fails to deliver a truly addictive novel.

The story begins with the chilling scene of a woman being buried alive by an unknown perpetrator. She attempts to escape, but the man is able to catch up with her easily and she quickly realises that she is not getting out of this alive.

Then we meet Terry Reid, he is the head of Glasgow’s most notorious gangsters. When Terry meets Annie there is no denying the immediate attraction between them, however Annie has her own secrets hidden away.

And then there is Leah, mother to ten year old Samuel and a devoted, loving wife to Thomas. When events from her past start catching up with her she realises that it is not only her life that is now at risk, it is also endangering the life of her family. When all of this complex characters are brought together, you know there are going to be some troubling times ahead.

This book was so incredibly addictive from the very beginning. I love the authors writing style and the ways in which they brought the setting to life so vividly in my mind. The characters were well developed and unique, each of them sharing their own stories which added to the thrill of this fascinating novel. Each character we encounter throughout this book has their own individual personalities alongside their obvious flaws, which in turn makes them more realistic to the reader.

The storyline itself was intricate and perfectly structured, adding the ideal amount of tension and suspense as the story begins to unfold. I found this book so incredibly captivating, and it was impossible to put this story down. Gritty, dark and thrilling to the end, this is the perfect thriller.

About the Author

Alex Kane is a writer from Glasgow. She has been writing for ten years and in 2018 signed with Hera Books, a digital first publisher.

(2019) No Looking Back
(2019) What She Did
(2020) She Who Lies
(2020) The Angels
(2021) The Housewife

Alex Kane writes gangland crime and psychological thrillers and will read anything she can get her hands on from both genres. If she is not writing, she can be found relaxing at home reading, or drinking tea and/or gin (sometimes all of the above).
Alex is currently working on future books but can also be found procrastinating on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Instagram @alexkanewriter

*Thank you to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side, Hera Books and Alex Kane for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*

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