Posted in 5 Stars, Book Review

Review: Walker Texas Wife by Melissa Storm and K.M. Hodge


Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Publisher:  Blue Crown Press
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Formats AvailableKindle (paperback coming)


Their lives are perfect . . . if only from the outside.

At first glance, the residents of Herald Springs lead charmed lives. But behind the dazzling smiles and inside the large brick homes, they all have their secrets. Most are harmless, but then again Annabeth King never did quite fit in. 

This newest neighbor is harboring a special secret of her own, one that could prove deadly. Will the members of the “drink and gossip” club figure out what Annabeth’s working so hard to hide before disaster comes knocking? 

With Storm’s signature bitter-sweetness and Hodge’s thrilling intensity, Walker Texas Wife offers a fast-paced, addictive romp that fans of Desperate Housewives and Pretty Little Liars will find themselves falling hard and fast for. This debut in the new Book Cellar Mystery series will leave you wondering just how well do we know our neighbors after all? 

MY RATING: 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚

I don’t usually read mysteries or thrillers–in fact, I could probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve finished a book in either genre over the past ten years. But I’ve long admired K.M. Hodge for her social media presence and her involvement in online writing communities, so I was delighted to get the opportunity to sample her work.

I’m not sure what I was expecting, but Walker Texas Wife still managed to exceed my expectations. It’s like Southern Gossip Girl for grown-ups, which is something I need in my life now that I’ve finished watching that show. The complex characters are wrapped in mystery from the get-go, and the story move along at just the right pace, starting off at a jog and ending in an adrenaline-pumping sprint. As soon as I finished reading the last paragraph, I wished the next book in the series was available.

I would definitely recommend this book to any avid readers of the genre, or for women like me who normally don’t read thrillers. I think you’ll like this one.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.



Olivia Ard is the author of women's fiction trilogy The Bennett Series and Readers' Favorite 5-Star recipient 'Tis the Season. She is pursuing a second degree in sociology. She and her husband JD live in Central Alabama, where they await their miracle baby's arrival this November with joyful expectation.

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