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
"...one 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
"...an 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
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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