“[A] must-read thriller . . . My Husband’s Wife has an ending that will change the way you view marriage forever.” —Bustle
“If you loved Gone Girl and The Talented Mr. Ripley, you’ll love My Husband’s Wife. It’s got every thriller’s trifecta: love, marriage, and murder.” —Parade
“The novel’s plot is as provocative as its title.” —The Washington Post
From the bestselling author of The Dead Ex, a deliciously addictive psychological thriller about the powerful effects of little white lies on three intertwined lives--and when those secrets become deadly
When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she’s determined to make a fresh start and leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe, a convicted murderer to whom Lily is strangely drawn—and for whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything.
But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door neighbor Carla may be only nine, but she has already learned that secrets are powerful things. That they can get her whatever she wants.
When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep twelve years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.
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.
First time reader
Great read. Will buy from her again.
This book was so dragged out, i felt I wasted my time reading a soap opera over a mystery/thriller book.
Beautiful character work
I actually enjoyed this novel more than I thought I would. It was a captivating story full of complex and broken characters. No one was perfect, some were better than others, but the interconnection was beautiful.