'A blockbuster of a psychological thriller. My head's still spinning from all the twists!' Mark Edwards
'This thrilling page-turner kept me guessing till the very end' Katerina Diamond, bestselling author of THE TEACHER
FIRST COMES LOVE. THEN COMES MARRIAGE. THEN COMES MURDER...
When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind.
But then she meets Joe. A convicted murderer who reminds Lily of someone she once knew, and who she becomes obsessed with freeing.
But is he really innocent?
And who is she to judge?
Perfect for readers of Liane Moriarty, C. L. Taylor and Clare Mackintosh, get hooked on the story that everyone's talking about.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Jane Corry's compulsively readable debut novel, a bestseller in the UK, is a gripping psychological thriller that never takes the easy way out. Corry creates palpable tension out of the fraught relationships between her deftly drawn characters. My Husband's Wife is a stylish, deliciously unnerving mystery about guilt, pride, and the lies we convince ourselves to believe.
Newlywed London lawyer Lily Macdonald's best intentions land her in some of the worst predicaments in British author Corry's devilishly devious U.S. debut, in which almost no one proves totally trustworthy. For instance, Lily's generous impulse to befriend nine-year-old neighbor Carla Cavoletti, a bullied Italian immigrant with whose vulnerability she identifies, will eventually change the course of the lives of Lily and her artist husband, Ed, unfortunately not for the better. Similarly, Lily's drive to champion clients she views as underdogs, which stems in part from experiences with her autistic brother, blinds her to the fact that some are dangerously manipulative liars who actually belong behind bars. But well-meaning as Lily is, readers will discover she isn't above hiding some rather unsavory secrets of her own. As twisty as little Carla's glossy curls, which inspire Ed's best work, this swiftly moving psychological thriller offers surprises right up to the finish.
A quick and satisfying thriller
This book reminds me of Gone Girl, although it is not as devious. Trawling through a lawyer's life in the first person and a young girl's life in the third person does make the tale a bit choppy although the book is very well written overall. (A couple of jarring moments where the narrator directly addresses the reader were unnecessary though.) The tale itself follows the complexities of young love, ill fated marriage and the fallout of infidelities across generations. The two main characters are well drawn and the plot unwinds in a way that keeps the reader engaged and turning pages. Other characters are surprisingly one dimensional and service the main characters in an obvious way. This might be a reflection of their respective narcissistic tendencies, one can't help but pity the secondary players in this story. Overall, a good read with a satisfying end.