'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.
Difficult to put down
As with many of Jane Corry’s books, I spent the first few chapters thinking it wasn’t her best, difficult to “ get in to”. I stuck with it , and wow! As with all the others, became completely hooked. You feel that you know the characters, and there’s so many twists it’s sometimes hard to keep up. A very talented writer, and you never really know how it’s going to end, until the very end! Throughly enjoyed, now on to the next one.
Couldn't put down
I'm not usually keen on novels with a heavy crime/law focus, but My Husband's Wife exceeded my expectations by miles. The story of each character is told over a
15 year period, and the conclusion is so satisfying yet completely unpredictable. The novel certainly raises numerous questions of morality and ethics in law, marriage, family and death, and is far from an easy read. Despite the hard-hitting impact it's had on me, I feel like I need to read the whole novel again, just so I can analyse each character even more. Knowing how it all ends, I'd like the chance to play the role of 'judge, jury and executioner' myself...
Great thrilling read with lots of twists and unexpected moments! Great pacing throughout and characters to engage with