I was invited by the author to review this book and thanks goes to Adam Croft for the ARC for review.
Before I share my thoughts here’s what the official book blurb says:
What if you discovered your husband was a serial killer?
Megan Miller is an ordinary woman with a young family — until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world.
When two young boys are brutally murdered in their tight-knit village community, Megan slowly begins to realise the signs all point to the lovable local primary school teacher — her husband.
But when she begins to delve deeper into her husband’s secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she knows — and make her fear for her young daughter’s life.
Facing an impossible decision, she is desperate to uncover the truth. But once you know something, it can’t be unknown. And the more she learns, the more she wishes she never knew anything at all…
Complicated family dynamics and the tension of a new baby to contend with leads to a catalogue of horrors set to destroy Megan and Chris Miller’s lives. Narrated from POV of Megan and Chris with each trying to present an image of normality to the community, their family and to each other. The book covers some of their past and the present from their honeymoon, their struggle to conceive and the fall out with the family leading to the present day and Megan’s belief that her husband has something to do with the murders of two young boys in their sleepy village. It is a fairly short read at just over 200 pages and I read it in one afternoon.
I was excited by the premise of the novel and the idea of secret lives and what really goes on behind the closed doors of the homes we pass everyday. Megan’s struggle following the birth of baby Eva was authentic and I really did feel for her character as she struggled to keep her head above water with little support from her husband.I wasn’t that impressed by the way her GP dealt with her when she approached him worried about her state of mind. I thought the GP attitude was archaic and not reflective of how things would be dealt with now, however, perhaps this was because the novel took place in a small village with small village attitudes. Chris irritated the living bloody daylights out of me, if I am honest and I disliked the fact that he seemed to blame Megan for everything that had gone wrong and throughout the book Megan started to shoulder that blame herself. I found myself wanting to reach into the pages and give both of them a good shake at times. It raised the question of just how well we know our partners and family despite shared history and events.
I did guess what was happening pretty early on in the book which is ok, you know sometimes I like to be a good detective! It almost felt a little too easy though so I was delighted when the author threw in a couple of curve balls which added the twists that were needed. It probably didn’t have all the tension that I was looking for in a novel and perhaps some further development with the characters and a longer book would have provided this. However, it is worth picking up!
“Tell Me I’m Wrong” explores just how far you would go to protect your family, the secrets and lies you are prepared to keep to prevent it falling apart and just how it crumbles when those secrets begin to spill out.
“Tell Me I’m Wrong” is available to purchase from