F$@#, Marry, Kill. This Book Has All Three.
September’s book of the month is one filled with suspense, love, betrayal, murder, and all in the least cheesiest way possible. I’m talking about Jane Correy’s “My Husband’s Wife“.
The Back of the Book
“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.”
My Spoil-Free Synopsis
Lily and Ed are newlyweds, both harboring huge secrets that are actively affecting their relationship with one another. It doesn’t help that their personalities clash tremendously, with Lily being an analytical lawyer and Ed, a laidback artist. They start to babysit their next door neighbor Carla, a 9 year old girl being bullied in school. Carla, a child of an Italian immigrant single mother, looks up to them because they give her a glimpse of what normal English parents would be like. The relationship between these three takes many dives, especially when Carla reunites with Lily and Ed many years later when she is now a beautiful law student. However, Carla’s intentions have you questioning why she’s back after all these years and what exactly she wants from Lily and Ed.
This book was so so so hard to put down. The alternating perspectives kept me attentive and wanting more from each storyline after each chapter. The book had twists and turns in every chapter, leading to the most shocking conclusions. I feel like I’m good at predicting twists, but this book proved me wrong.
I usually stay away from books with tons of twists because they can end up being super cheesy and predictable, and the plot usually draggggggs. That was not the case with this book. Although you had to wait until the end for all the revelations and answers you want, this book continues to build suspense and jaw dropping turns at every chapter.
What are your thoughts on this book? Have you read it, or do you want to give it a try? Let me know in the comments below! 📚