My Husband's Wife
By: Jane Corry
Publisher: Penguin/ Pamela Dorman
Publication Date: 1/31/2017
My Rating: 3 Stars It won’t be so bad when you’re there,” says my new husband before kissing me on the mouth. He tastes of Rice Krispies and that strong toothpaste of his which I still haven’t gotten used to. “I know,” I say before he peels off to the bus stop on the other side of the road. Two lies. Small white ones. Designed to make the other feel better. But that’s how some lies start. Small. Well meaning. Until they get too big to handle.
When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she’s determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. 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 sixteen years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.
'A blockbuster of a psychological thriller. My head's still spinning from all the twists!' (Mark Edwards)
"A page-turning, suspense-filled story about two women whose lives intersect in the most deadly of ways, perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Sabine Durrant" (From the publisher)
'Jane Corry weaves a morally complex, twisty tale that shows modern marriage in all its various shades of light and dark. The tightly honed skill of the storytelling means you are never sure where and with whom your real allegiance lies!' (Kate Hamer)
"This engaging page-turner kept me guessing till the very end" (Katerina Diamond, author of THE TEACHER)
"I have been thoroughly immersed in this wonderful and engaging novel...full of unexpected twists I didn't see coming! "(Luana Lewis, author of Don't Stand So Close)
"My Husband's Wife had me gripped from the first page to the last "(Ava Marsh, author of Untouchable)
"A clever tale of secrets and lies with an emotional punch. The characters all contained a little darkness, and I was captivated as each layer of deceit was stripped away." (Mel Sherratt)
"My Husband's Wife is a thrilling page-turner that chronicles the nightmarish dynamics within a marriage" (Sarah Ward, Crime blogger and author of In Bitter Chill)
"A rollercoaster of suspense and intrigue" (Rosanna Ley)
A dark and gripping thriller that vibrates with tension...a must-read for thriller lovers "(Kate Furnivall)
"Pick up this book and you won't be able to put it down" (Sandra Howard)
'A fantastic and powerful novel of heart-pounding suspense, expertly written to draw the reader in and never let go!' (Kathryn Croft)
"A compelling thriller! I thoroughly enjoyed every fast turning page" (Vanessa Ronan, author of The Last Days of Summer)
About the Author
Jane Corry is a writer and journalist and has spent time as the writer in residence of a high-security prison for men—an experience that helped inspire My Husband’s Wife, her debut thriller. Corry runs regular writing workshops and speaks at literary festivals worldwide, including The Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy. Until recently, she was a tutor in creative writing at Oxford University. Read More