This is an interesting look at the life of the serial killers wife after the event ocurred. It has no mystery or suspense to it, it reads more like a documentary rather than a suspensful tale, the story is already told. It fluctuates from present to past tense, which I find annoying, but that is a personal issue! It is ok if you don't have much else to read, but it is certainly not the best book I have read in a while, it is short and face paced, but I think that was because I was just ready to be done with it.
A good first book for this author, It's chopped up boucing from past to present. Im looking forward to his next book
Leigh Wren and her seven year old boy Hayden found a new life far away from their past, mostly Leigh's past. Leigh, who's former name was Nina Mosley, helped in the conviction of her ex-husband who killed nearly 12 known victims over the span of a decade and now is awaiting his execution on death row.
Living with suspicions and hidden fear buried deep inside her, she lived a life of questions without answers until her husband Randy got careless coming home with bruises and blood on his closes. Willing to finally share what he does he leaves the key to his shed where Nina discovers the necessary evidence for a conviction. Randy confessed on all accounts.
Now, six years later, she still lives a self-encapsulated life but gets along well with Hayden and her new career when she is approached by the father of one of Randy's victim. It is Charles Pritchett who came to expose her and her hiding place, to get justice and have people known who she is. In his eyes Nina's innocence was never cleared to his satisfaction.
The media frenzy begins and in the midst of it little Hayden is abducted and his teacher killed and mutilated frighteningly similar to Randy's victims.
The police has two instant subjects: Randy himself, who had strange letter conversations from death row and Charles Pritchett who threatened Nina and her child.
The Killer's Wife is Bill Floyd's debut novel which seems to be pieced together a little awkwardly but still entertaining.The reader learns about Nina's past and her current life as Leigh Wren but the shifting between past and present didn't make the cut for me. For the thriller reader there aren't much new additions or insights in a killers psyche.
Plot and writing style appear to be pretty basic but not boring. A fast read for the weekend. I'd read a next novel.
Except for the bad parts, this is a really good book. This debut bogs down in places where Floyd seems more interested in his thesaurus than in moving the story forward. And is quite choppy between the present and the past â" almost as if there were two separate authors.
Six years after Nina Mosley's ex-husband is found guilty in the serial killings of many across the country â" thanks to Mosley herself finding the evidence â" Randy is now on death row in California. But if only life were so simple and she could change her name and forget her past. Except that isn't possible when the father of one of Randy's victims tracks her down and is making life unbearable for Leigh (what she now calls herself) and her son Hayden. Their new life in Cary, North Carolina is shattered when they are publicly revealed and another vicious murdered wants to copy what he learned from his mentor.
This book was so much better than I even expected. I had it on my wish list for awhile and when it came I put it aside to catch up on other books. Once I got started there was no putting it down. This is the authors debut novel and I will definitely seek him out again.
I found this to be a very good book, especially it being the author's first book. Can't wait for his next book
For a FIRST book by this author I think he hit the ball out of the park with this one! Really enjoyed it and had to force myself to put it down just to take a break
and give my eyes a rest.......but once I put it down all I could think about was "when do I have a minute to get back to that book" !!! Really drew me in and I think anyone who likes mysteries will enjoy this one.
Good debut novel. It gets a little chopped up when the author goes back and forth from the past to the present. I can't believe it took her so long to figure out that her husband was the "bad" guy. It was a real page turner; I read it a day. I'm looking forward to reading more by this new author.
An enjoyable change from the ordinary that keeps you turning the pages.
A good debut novel from Bill Floyd. It kept me guessing and wanting to keep reading.
Not a suspenseful book but a great read none the less. Initially I didn't like how the book jumped between the past and the present but quickly became accustomed to it. This was a pretty easy read for me and there were times that I just did not want to put the book down!