Welcome to my stop on the tour for The Wives of Crimson Avenue by Sadie Ryan! Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the invite. Read on for all the info and my review.
Ladies. Are you a perfect wife wanting to live in suburban utopia?
Then Crimson Avenue is for you!
Come and join other like-minded women in our idyllic community.
We might even let you into our little secret…
When a striking young woman turns up to Adele Love’s antique shop acting suspiciously and gives her a cryptic message …
Tell Sam that they know…
On leaving the shop, to Adele’s horror, the woman is bundled into a white van and abducted.
Beginning a search for the missing woman, DI Vincent Sullivan and DS Josephine Jenkins conduct their house-to-house investigations, which lead them into a sinister world of diamond smuggling and drugs, all happening behind the perfect façade of Crimson Avenue.
As the pressure mounts with the severity of the crimes committed, the wives close ranks and deny all knowledge.
But just as cracks begin to appear and the women start to turn on each other, they realise there’s also the small problem of Adele’s secret, which could get them all killed…
The Wives of Crimson Avenue by Sadie Ryan is quite the tale of diamond smuggling, drugs, kidnapping…all in this perfect little town.
This is a thrilling read that kept me on the edge of my seat. I love the idea of a seemingly perfect town with seemingly perfect people being a cover for some awful things. It made for such an interesting contrast. I thought this was very well written.
The characters were great. Their secrets and lives really shaped who they were. They felt authentic and really helped drive the plot forward.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed The Wives of Crimson Avenue and look forward to the next book in the series.
Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Sadie Ryan is the author of three books. Her latest, Guilty came out in April 2021, a psychological thriller. She loves animals and lives in leafy Cheshire in the North West of England with her daughter and rescue dog. When not writing she spends her time reading, gardening, walking her dog or watching old black and white movies.
When asked where she gets her ideas from, she says, ‘From observation, inspiration and lots of wicked thoughts.’
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