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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
The Knife Thrower's Wife is a murder mystery thriller written by Sheila McGraw. Julia Green is a hard-working freelance illustrator, dutiful wife, and mother of boomerang twins. Her suburban life is turned upside down when she discovers her husband, Austin, cheating on her with an office co-worker named Salem Kingston. Ever the dutiful wife, Julia tries to save her marriage by giving Austin one last chance, to no avail. Plagued by recurring nightmares that feel increasingly realistic, Julia's life turns even more complicated when the police discover Austin's dead body, leading to an intense media frenzy over the investigation. Feeling inspired, Julia draws a series of paintings that put her instantly in the spotlight, making her the prime suspect for the murder of her husband. But if she wasn't the culprit, who is? The truth may shake Julia to the core.
If you're a fan of whodunnit murder mysteries, definitely check out The Knife Thrower's Wife. Author Sheila McGraw spins a captivating yarn filled with twists and turns that keeps your eyes glued to the pages. The plot moves at a blistering pace, with a narrative that draws you in with an enticing premise and takes you through unexpected paths to keep you thoroughly engrossed. I found the characters well-fleshed-out. Julia is a riveting protagonist, and you can't help but root for her. McGraw keeps her cards close to the chest as you struggle to identify the killer until the very end. The climax will shock you, yet it feels satisfying in hindsight. I highly recommend The Knife Thrower's Wife to anyone who enjoys a thrilling murder mystery novel.