Saturday, June 25, 2016

Review: The Second Wife by Kishan Paul

The Second Wife

by Kishan Paul

ebook and print, 248 pages
October 14, 2015

If you want to live, you must let go of the past... 

Twenty-eight-year-old psychologist, Alisha Dimarchi, is abducted by an obsessed client and imprisoned in his Pakistani compound for over two years. Forced to change her name and live as his second wife, her life is filled with trauma and heartbreak. Thrust into a world of violence and oppression, Ally must fight not only to keep herself alive but to protect the lives of the people she now considers family. At night, she retreats into her memories of the only man she has ever loved—a man she believes no longer loves her. 

Thirty-four-year-old handsome surgeon, David Dimarchi, has spent the last two years mourning the disappearance of his wife. After a painful and isolated existence, he begins the process of healing. It is then he is visited by a stranger, who informs him that Ally is very much alive and needs his help. In a desperate attempt to save her, David enlists the help of a mercenary. Together they find themselves in the center of more than just a rescue mission. Will he be able to reach her in time, and if he does, will she still want him?

Warning: This story contains elements some readers may find offensive: violence, rape, death.

My Thoughts

The Second Wife is not for those faint hearted reader. This book was taking the topic of all dark side of humanity. Or you might say inhuman. Rape, death, terror and lust are combined expertly in this good book.

I can't imagine the horror in the time Alisha was abducted and raped. It left me truly upset with what was happening. I can't bear the thought of those girls that have to experience it.

David had a rough life after Alisha was gone. Her abduction had shattered his whole world. They just resolved the roughest patch in their relationship just to discover that she was ripped away from him ruthlessly.

Alisha tried to survive what was left of her and when she was shown that David had moved on from his life, she stopped trying. If killing her abductor is the last thing she is going to do, she will do it.

Her life changed a lot and she is now a shell of her old self. She found a family in the middle of Pakistan and they are the only thing she held on to.

The only thing lacking is that I wish to know more about the depth of David and Alisha's relationship.

I recommend this book to people who love suspense and dark story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

About the Author

From daring escapes by tough women to chivalrous men swooping in to save the day, the creativity switch to Kishan Paul's brain is always in the 'on' position. If daydreaming stories were a college course, Kish would graduate with honors. Mother of two beautiful children, she has been married to her best friend for over 16 years. With the help of supportive family and friends, she balances her family, a thriving counseling practice, and writing without sinking into insanity.


  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review The Second Wife. I'm so glad you liked the story.


  2. Thank YOU for writing this thrilling book!

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