Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years. Victor secretly loathes Joan more and more each day. Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad. Their marriage has reached a crisis point . . .
Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life for ever, but he’s about to get a nasty surprise. As it turns out, Victor’s not the only one with murder in mind . . .
Here’s another quick read that I’ve read as part of my World Book Night reading challenge and this is another keeper!
As the blurb suggests the Smileys’ are an unhappily married couple but rather than seperate they’re working out ways to bump each other off. This is a great short story and throughout you’ll be thinking who will get rid of who first and how!
I found this to be well written and James manages to create the required tension needed in just a few chapters and within a short space of time to move the plot along and keep you guessing.
Yeah it’s quite simple and a bit predictable but it’s amusing how they were both plotting against each other and their views of each other had me smirking to myself.
On and there’s a lot of sex in this which won’t be for everyone but I recommend to anyone who enjoys a murder mystery with an interesting twist!
Connect with the author Peter James
See the play – The Perfect Murder Comes To The Stage