Blog Tour and Book Review: The Wives of Crimson Avenue


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…


Sadie Ryan is the author of three books. Her latest, Guilty, a psychological thriller, came out in April 2021. 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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This is the first book in the DI Vincent Sullivan series. DI Sullivan, freshly relocated to Applehurst in order to raise his young family, hopes he has chosen the perfect little town. But is there such a thing? He soon learns that beneath the surface, drugs, infidelity, diamonds, gangsters, and murder can be found. Add in the wives of Crimson Avenue, who are determined to keep their small town a Utopia. The more the wives try to keep the town’s secrets, the worse things get. This thriller is full of messy situations and a plot that will keep you guessing. I would have liked a little more development of the main character, but overall I think fans of thrillers should give this intriguing book a try.

I received a free copy of this book via Zooloo’s Book Tours. My review is voluntary and my opinions are my own.


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