Today I have an author feature from His Perfect Wife. Out now in paperback, Kindle and audio book.
His Perfect Wife by Natasha Bell
Back of the Book
She was his perfect wife, until she went missing . . .
Alexandra Southwood has vanished. Her husband, Marc, is beside himself. It isn’t long before the police are searching for a body.
But Alexandra is alive – trapped, far away from her husband and young daughters.
Desperate, Marc will stop at nothing to find the woman he loves. Even if it means discovering that he never really knew her at all.
Because Alexandra is no ordinary missing person – but then neither is she quite a perfect wife . .
Thursday, 21 February 2013 The Beginning
Marc sat on the bottom stair and tried not to think the worst. The voice continued: ‘The vast majority of people return safe and well within the first forty-eight hours, Mr Southwood. There’s no need to panic.’ There was a pause. Marc knew he should take comfort from this. Sit tight and wait for his wife to return with a perfectly reasonable explanation.
The officer said goodnight and the line clicked dead. As if that had solved the problem. As if Marc should have felt better.
Six hours down, forty-two to go. I wish I could put myself there with him. I’d wrap first my arms and then my legs around his body, cling to him until we lost our balance and tumbled to the hallway floor. Tell him with my touch the one thing he needed to know that night: I’m here. Right here.
He stood up and replaced the receiver, severing his fingertip connection to the phone call and his one active plan to do something. The hairs on his arms stood on end as he shivered to a silent beat of something’s wrong, something’s wrong, something’s wrong.
Perhaps he shouldn’t have phoned the police. After all, I was a grown woman. Perhaps it was over the top to report me missing. It’s not as if I had a curfew.
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