The Second Wife

The Second Wife

by Kishan Paul

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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

Accolades for The Second Wife:

Amazon 2016 Kindle Book Awards WINNER

The McGrath House Independent Book Awards 2016 WINNER

Maggie Award for Excellence 2016 Finalist

"This book goes to dark places but the healing interactions between all the people who love Alisha are achingly tender and the heart of the story." -NPR

"Paul places the violence in direct contrast to Alisha's Indian family,who have taken David deeply into their hearts, and who serve as his strength while he copes with her disappearance." Sonali Dev, Award Winning Author

"The Second Wife is one of those rare novels that will lurk in the back of your mind for weeks. With stunning precision, Kishan Paul throws the reader into a world of clandestine organizations and brutal politics. The gripping characters wrench your heart and make you cringe with fear. A rollercoaster of suspense and emotion not to be missed. - Aubrey Wynne, Bestselling Author

"Kishan Paul has written a carefully constructed, emotionally impacting story I won't soon forget...Kishan does not miss a beat in giving a full story with tragedy, suffering and then some deep healing" - Luv My Books

" of those books that will grab your attention and not leave you alone, it stays with you and makes you think...The story is seamlessly told from Ally/Sara and Dave's points of view. this enhances the story and gives it more depth...This is the first book of Ms. Paul's that I have read and it won't be my last. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work. " - A Cozy Booknook

" outstanding read of survival, getting even, taking back your life, facing your fears as you face your past which you have lost and learning to start over again when you do not know which way to turn...It has been a long time since a story has touched me so deep that I feltit all the way to my soul...most who read this will not be able to walk away without being touched in some way." -Cyn's Reviews

"Alisha's bravery is something we can all learn from and admire, and David's love for his wife brought tears to my eyes and ache to my chest." -The Perks of My Quirks

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154667453
Publisher: Kishan Paul
Publication date: 07/17/2017
Series: The Second Wife , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,095
File size: 2 MB

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 20 years. With the help of supportive family and friends, she balances her family, a thriving counseling practice, and writing without sinking into insanity.

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The Second Wife 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
The Second Wife by Kishan Paul was not what I expected. Wow this book will stick with you forever. Ally was kidnapped and abused, which made me cry, so make sure you have tissue when you are reading. It is so gripping you will not be able to put it down. I am so looking forward to more books by Kishan Paul. This is a must read, don't let this book get away. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an incredibly spectacular book. The Second Wife is a heart wrenching, raw and amazingly written book. From the first page I was mesmerized with Ali, who is one incredibly strong willed women. Abducted by a killer/terrorist . Ali was assaulted, battered, bruise, demoralized and still remained so incredibly brave. Two years plus later Ali's husband David still is looking for her and will move heaven and earth to get her back. This is one of the most powerful stories that I have ever read. It made me feel so much emotion in one book. This is an incredible book and these events similar to or like this story are still occurring today. Kishan Paul has written a masterpiece here!!!
Maari More than 1 year ago
Woah! This is intense!! This book is about a tough subject and written perfectly for you to understand and 'feel' the harsh reality of it! Alley is no longer herself, not only in name, but a totally changed person during her ordeal.. Ms. Kishan was a new-to-me author and has now become one of my favorites. She put a LOT of heart into this book, pouring it out among the pages.. LOVED it and looking forward to reading more from this author! I was gifted an ARC of this ebook from My Family's Heart on behalf of the author in exchange for my honest review. Opinions in this review are my own.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
The Second Wife by Kishan Paul is an amazing read. Reading The Second Wife is like tiptoeing through an emotional mine field. Between being abducted, beaten and raped to not knowing if your wife is alive, it's a hard read, but on the other hand, I couldn't stop reading to find out what happens next. Ms Paul has delivered a well written book. Alisha and Dave's story is loaded with suspense, action and drama. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this author in the future. The Second Wife is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Crickerz More than 1 year ago
The Second Wife is a very intense read. I could not put it down. This is the first book from Kishan Paul that I have read, now I am looking for more of her books. I loved this book even though the story is rather dark and covers such a dark subject. The way she handles writing about the subject is very well done. I felt so bad for both of the main characters and all that they go through. My emotions were all over the place with this book. The secondary characters are so well written that I was left hoping that she will write more books about each of them. If you like a good book, I do not even know what I would classify this book as, part love story, part suspense? Either way, it is a very well written book.
Npaules More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected. The cover suggested intense women's fiction... but this is a keep-the-lights-on a psychological thriller--utterly heart-wrenching and down-right mesmerizing. I loved Ally, the depth of her strength and fortitude. And the raw truth... what happen to Ally, really does happen. I received this book from eBook Discovery. This is my honest review.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that The Second Wife by Kishan Paul is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Sweetproo98 More than 1 year ago
Simply amazing. The Second Wife by Kishan Paul is just a masterpiece work or suspense, love, friendship, heartache and action...all wrapped up in one. Every chapter left you want there to be one more. I'm pretty sure that Ally is my hero and David's love for Ally makes you swoon...even if at one point you really want to hate just can't! These characters and this story left a lasting impression on me and I can't WAIT for the next book to come out!
evna777 More than 1 year ago
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. Rating: 3.5 stars I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.