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A serial killer, a woman on the run, and an obsessive parole officer tangle in a psychological net of death and secrets. . .

When a severed finger was found in her car four years ago, Kerry Grey was arrested as an accomplice to the brutal slayings of three young women. Unbeknownst to Kerry, her husband Lucas was not only missing, but a deranged serial killer. Finally out on parole, she is ready to start anew and reunite with her young son. However, when a vigilante group inflamed by fear and motivated by reward money sparks a fevered hunt for Lucas, the nightmares of her past return. 

Only one person can help Kerry evade the hysteria of the media—her parole officer, Adam Nash. But can she trust him? Was his move to the backwoods town of Joy, Montana coincidental or does Nash have his own obsessive hidden agenda involving the Hatchet Killer mystery, her husband and sweet justice?

It is not long before Kerry’s new life turns dark when she discovers that Lucas has been secretly giving their son carvings made of bone. And when a freshly dismembered victim is uncovered in the forest, the law is after her once again. Left with nowhere else to run, Kerry escapes up a mountainous trail to find Lucas and, one way or another, put an end to the real-life nightmare. 

In a final twist of lies and betrayal, Kerry finds Lucas and the truth that will change everything.

What they are saying ...

"Susan Furlong is the queen of dark suspense. Her book has this dark edge, creepy yet chilly vibe. I was not sure what I would find in the final outcome. The ending was something I never saw coming."

-- Urban Book Reviews

"Filled with betrayals and secrets you will not be able to turn the pages fast enough to find out what is happening next."

-- Lisa Wetzel, Instagram Reviewer

"The author weaves a whole town of layered characters into the fabric of a multi-dimensional plot that plays to our collective obsession with true crime television—and our worst fears."

-- Reading is my Superpower

"No words can describe how magnificent this story is. A book filled with suspense, many twists, and a truth that changed everything."

-- Nana’s Book Reviews

"The Killer's Wife is a psychological thriller that takes you along for a ride as an armchair detective. As the pieces begin to morph into a final showdown, Furlong gives us a huge twist - one that you won't see coming."

-- Lynchburg Mama

". . . this book will have you rooting for a very unlikely hero. . . be prepared for a mind blowing twist at the end that you won't see coming! Expertly written! If you read only one book this year, make it this one."

-- Wall-to-Wall Books

"Susan Furlong is a master at keeping the reader on the edge of her seat. With a twisty plot, a vivid mountainous setting, and layered and intriguing characters, you won’t want to put down The Killer’s Wife. Then the twists and turns will make you want to read it all again. You’ll devour The Killer’s Wife late into the night, but you might want to keep the lights on." 

-- Paige Shelton, New York Times Bestselling Author