How intriguing is the name of that book! I had to know more! And the tag line for My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry mentions secrets, that’s my book bait! As soon as Penguin Random House emailed me about this one, I knew I would be joining this blog tour, it had me written all over it!
My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry
Published by Penguin on August 25th 2016
Source: Received from Publisher
It's the perfect love story.
Lily meets Ed at a party, and on their second date, he proposes. She's a lawyer, he's an up-and-coming artist. They own a small but beautiful flat in London and mix with all the right people.
But Lily has a secret. Something from her past, that is soon to collide with her present. And she thinks her new husband is hiding something too...
The vows they made will soon be tested to the very limits.
'Till death us do part...'
My thoughts on My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry:
If I had to sum this book up in two words, those words would be COMPLEX CHARACTERS. Every single character in this book fascinated me, I can’t say I want to be friends with a single one of them but I love reading about fascinatingly flawed people. And this book is bursting with them!
It is told in dual point of view – we have Lily who is newly married but not exactly brimming over with newly wed bliss. She has just taken on her first case as a lawyer and has to represent a man who has allegedly killed his girlfriend and a very odd connection happens between Lily and her client during her prison visits to him.
And then we have Carla, her very young neighbour who is an intriguing mix of innocent and manipulative. Lily ends up looking after Carla on Sunday’s while her mother ‘works’ (aka has an affair with a married man) and their encounters change both their lives forever.
There is also a third point of view of someone who is dying. And it’s all very intriguing as to how it all fits together. All these STRONG, STRONG CHARACTERS are keeping secrets and plotting to ensure their life goes to their plan. I was kept guessing and thoroughly enjoyed the twisty plots and sub-plots. It would be a perfect pool or beach read in my opinion as it’s a great one to hold your attention.
There were a few negatives too though, I wasn’t sure how authentic Carla’s voice was for a child of her age and also it all felt a bit far-fetched. But when I’m reading a good book, I don’t care about any of that! I just enjoyed it for what it was – a thrilling page-turner.
|Did I feel it?|
Who should read My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry?
I’d recommend this to you if you like suspense books that are set in a domestic setting, if you like manipulative characters and if you like to be kept guessing. Fans of The Accident by C L Taylor and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins should also enjoy it.
Thanks to Penguin Random House UK for sending me an advance reader copy and for inviting me to take part in this blog tour. As always. this is an unbiased, honest opinion on what I thought of the book.