The Wives of Crimson Avenue
By Sadie Ryan
What it’s about?
Ladies. Are you a perfect wife wanting to live in suburban utopia?
Then Crimson Avenue is for you!
Come and join other like-minded women in our idyllic community.
We might even let you into our little secret…
When a striking young woman turns up to Adele Love’s antique shop acting suspiciously and gives her a cryptic message …
Tell Sam that they know…
On leaving the shop, to Adele’s horror, the woman is bundled into a white van and abducted.
Beginning a search for the missing woman, DI Vincent Sullivan and DS Josephine Jenkins conduct their house-to-house investigations, which lead them into a sinister world of diamond smuggling and drugs, all happening behind the perfect façade of Crimson Avenue.
As the pressure mounts with the severity of the crimes committed, the wives close ranks and deny all knowledge.
But just as cracks begin to appear and the women start to turn on each other, they realise there’s also the small problem of Adele’s secret, which could get them all killed…
What I think:
DI Vincent Sullivan has left the Met police and moved to the suburbs for a quieter life with his wife and young children. But the town of Applehurst is definitely not as quiet as he thinks.
Thus books starts by throwing you straight into the action.
Despite the fast pace, there’s quite a few characters and it took me a while to get into the story. But once I had the characters straightened out in my head I was gripped by the twists and turns.
Applehurst seems quiet and respectable, but the more DI Sullivan and his partner, DS Josephine Jenkins investigate, the murkier it get.
The story begins with the disappearance of a young woman, a supposed abduction from outside Adele Love’s antique shop. Adele and her best friends are all interviewed by the police and it soon becomes clear that they hiding something. But what?
Abduction, diamonds, Russian organised crime, drug dealers and arson – the crimes are racking up. But how are the women of Crimson Avenue involved? There are a lot of secrets to be revealed. Each of the women has things that they want to hide.
This was an intriguing mystery that kept me guessing.
About the author:
Sadie Ryan is the author of three books. Her latest, Guilty came out in April 2021, a psychological thriller. She loves animals and lives in leafy Cheshire in the North West of England with her daughter and rescue dog. When not writing she spends her time reading, gardening, walking her dog or watching old black and white movies.
When asked where she gets her ideas from, she says, ‘From observation, inspiration and lots of wicked thoughts.’
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Website : https://www.sadieryan.co.uk/
Thank you to Zoe at ZooLoo’s Book Tours for inviting me to be a part if this intriguing blog tour.