By: D. J. Palmer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 04/14/2020
My Rating: 5 Stars +
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The New Husband is a riveting thriller about the lies we tell ourselves from D. J. Palmer, the author of Saving Meghan.
Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you know them.
Nina Garrity learned that the hard way after discovering that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman.
But Glen's gone—presumably drowned while fishing on his boat—so she can't confront him about the affair or any of his other misdeeds. A year and a half after the accident, Nina considers herself a widow, even though the police never found a body. Following a chance encounter with Simon Fitch, a teacher from her daughter Maggie's middle school, Nina finds love again and has hopes of putting her shattered life back together.
Simon, a widower still grieving the suicide of his first wife, has found his dream girl in Nina. His charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina's teenage son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, but Maggie sees a far darker side to this new man in their lives. Even Nina’s good friends wonder if Simon is supremely devoted—or dangerously possessive.
But Nina is committed, not only to her soon-to-be new husband but also to resuming her former career as a social worker. Before she can move forward, however, Nina must first clear her conscience that she's not making another terrible choice in a man. In doing so, she will uncover the shocking truth: the greatest danger to her, and her children, are the lies people tell themselves.
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Praise for DJ Palmer:
[C]leverly plotted, creepy domestic noir…Palmer fans will be satisfied.”
—Publishers Weekly The New Husband
"Page-turning...Palmer’s take on a dark and fascinating topic will keep the reader wondering to the very end."
―Publishers Weekly (starred review) Saving Meghan
"Mother doesn't always know best in this thrill ride of a novel...gripping and twisted." ―Karin Slaughter, bestselling author of The Good Daughter
"Plenty of twists...will keep you turning the pages as you guess...and guess again."
―Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of After Anna
"An acute, sensitive portrayal of family love under extreme stress...[with] a touch of Hitchcock."
―William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
"Smart and taut...Moves at a lighting pace."
―Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife
“DJ Palmer captivates readers with the fine line between a mother on a mission and a mother who’s gone way too far...the stakes couldn’t be higher in this pulse-pounding winner of a thriller.”
―Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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About the Author
DANIEL PALMER is the USA Today bestselling author of ten critically acclaimed suspense novels. He published his first novel, DELIRIOUS, after a decade-long career in e-commerce, where he helped launch first generation websites for major online retailers including Barnes & Noble and Dick Sporting Goods. Following the success of Daniel's publishing career, he founded DAY IN THE LIFE MEDIA, a video production and communication company committed to helping brands identify their brand heroes so they can tell stories in a way that directly impacts the bottom line. A recording artist, accomplished blues harmonica player, and lifelong Red Sox fan, Daniel lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children. Read More