The Bottom Line: A compelling legal thriller that will have you turning the pages well into the night.
Victor Methos, author of An Invisible Client (one of our picks for the Best Legal Thriller Books of the Century So Far), is back with a bone-rattling read just in time for summer.
A Killer’s Wife is the story of prosecutor Jessica Yardley, who has rebuilt her career and personal life in the years since her husband, Eddie, was put away for mass-murder.
A new wave of murders suggests that Eddie’s murderous ways have continued although he’s still behind bars.
Could he be pulling the strings from prison, or is a copycat killer on the loose?
The FBI asks Jessica to get involved, which means sitting down with the man who tore her life apart. Those scenes are by far the book’s best, as Methos once again proves why he’s one of the most empathetic and emotionally charged writers in the business.
While most of the book’s best suspense doesn’t take place in a courtroom, the book should appeal to fans of legal thrillers and crime fiction in equal portions. As a protagonist, Jessica is extremely well-drawn, and anyone with a crazy ex will find her aspirational. Recommended.