Oh my goodness, this book is so twisted and dark.
Sometimes when I go to find audio books on our public library’s site, I get frustrated because all the books I want have a waitlist, and I don’t like to wait for things. It annoys me that all the books I want to read are also wanted by other people. LAME. So I put my name on a million lists and then just start clicking other titles they recommend out of fear of never getting an audio book checked out…and that’s how I ended up with My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry. (Side note: without fail 3-5 books I’ve been waiting for FOREVER will all show up within a few days of each other and then I have to hold marathon listening sessions not from joy of reading, but fear of losing the book and going to the bottom of the list again.)
ANYWAY. Back to My Husband’s Wife. Gah, this book is dark, dark, dark. If you like psychological thrillers with twisted endings, this book is for you. (And the audio book is read by a woman with a British accent which makes the story that much better, truthfully.)
The story centers on Lily, a self-conscious, unhappy woman who meets and marries a man within a few months. There are problems from the beginning, but you think they’re her issues and not his. As the story switches from present-day (someone is covered in blood and dying–we don’t know who) and the past (Lily’s life as a criminal lawyer), the reader begins to understand the choices that have led Lily to unknowingly make moral choices that will affect her life and those around her forever. By the end of the story, one person is dead and two are in jail. Goodness, this book is messed up.
I loved it and it was highly engaging. This would make a great vacation read, you’ll be hooked and won’t want to do anything else until you get to the end so leave room for lots of reading when you start this one. My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry is enjoyable and chilling.
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