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My Husband's Wife

by Jane Corry

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on My Husband's Wife

A thriller, full of family drama and suspense… this is a story that sucks you in and keeps you on the edge of tense uncertainty. The short prologue set my mind racing, the few lines on the following page, proceeded to knock my thoughts right off course. Lily and Ed are married, are they both keeping secrets? Part one is set fifteen years before the prologue and Lily tells her own story. As you settle in, you're suddenly spun away to Carla and her Mum, who live in the same block of flats, although not told in the first person, Carla’s story feels more intimate and exposed. This is a novel that explores guilt, blame and hidden thoughts and feelings. Jane Corry creates fully fleshed characters, Lily and Carla are particularly fascinating, there were times when I could have hugged them, and others when I wanted to shout and stomp as they made their decisions. Containing so many twists, it almost turns itself inside out, ‘My Husband’s Wife’ is an extremely entertaining read. ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

My Husband's Wife Synopsis

FIRST COMES LOVE. THEN COMES MARRIAGE. THEN COMES MURDER. The addictive psychological thriller everyone's talking about! 'My head's still spinning from all the twists!' Mark Edwards What if your life was built on a lie? When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But when she takes on her first criminal case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who's accused of murder. A man she will soon be willing to risk everything for. But is he really innocent? And who is she to judge? MY HUSBAND'S WIFE is a thriller with so many twists you won't be able to put it down, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Clare Mackintosh and C. L. Taylor. 'A rollercoaster of dramatic twists...chilling and suspenseful' Elizabeth Haynes 'Twisty, feverish and utterly gripping, My Husband's Wife is the perfect summer read' Eva Dolan 'This thrilling page-turner kept me guessing till the very end' Katerina Diamond 'A fantastic and powerful novel of heart-pounding suspense, expertly written to draw the reader in and never let go!' Kathryn Croft 'I have been thoroughly immersed in this novel...full of unexpected twists I didn't see coming! ' Luana Lewis 'My Husband's Wife had me gripped from the first page to the last. A fascinating cast of characters, each concealing a dark secret...' Ava Marsh 'Gripping and compelling, My Husband's Wife is a fascinating tale that you will think about long after turning the final page' Rowan Coleman 'My Husband's Wife is a thrilling page-turner that chronicles the nightmarish dynamics within a marriage.' Sarah Ward 'Corry has written a very impressive debut. I couldn't put it down!' LJ Ross 'A dark and gripping thriller that vibrates with tension. Jane Corry has created an exciting and complex tale that sank its teeth into me on the first page and never let go...A must-read for thriller lovers' Kate Furnivall '[A] roller coaster of suspense and intrigue...A cleverly constructed novel in which we have no idea who we can trust' Rosanna Ley 'The two strong women characters and the twists and turns of the plot will keep you on the edge of your seat right through to the surprising and shocking ending' Mavis Cheek 'Pick up this book and you won't be able to put it down. A fast-moving story of drama, suspense and emotional entanglement with a good sprinkling of evil threaded through' Sandra Howard 'A compelling thriller! I thoroughly enjoyed every fast turning page' Vanessa Ronan, author of The Last Days of Summer 'A gripping page turner that twists and turns right until the very end' Catherine Alliott

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My Husband's Wife Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Stephanie Blakey - 'This is one of the most gripping books I have read so far in 2016! Brilliant from start to finish, packed full of suspense, twists and great characterisation.'
  • Doreen McKeown - 'This is a fascinating story, which starts out as a relationship drama, but gradually develops into something much darker, which became a real page turner for me.'
  • Nicola Lowes - 'I could not put this book down. It gripped me from start to finish...I would definitely recommend this.'
  • Sarah Harper - 'A suspenseful and engaging read with twists and turns aplenty.'
  • Judith Waring - 'gripping with its turns, twists and lies that even by the end were still having to be kept hidden.'
  • Maureen Gourlay - 'Lily is a newly married, newly qualified Solicitor, taking on her first criminal case. And that's when everything starts to go "rivetingly" wrong. A brilliant read full of unexpected twists.'
  • Emily Wright - 'My Husband’s Wife is suffused with tension and unease, but sadly lacking in any heart and soul. In this dark and twisty world, no one is quite what they seem and motives are wrapped in layers of secrets.'
  • Kathy Howell - 'This is a very good read which has several threads running through it which all come together to a very satisfying finish.'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'Very clever title but somewhat disappointing story...worth persevering to understand where the story links past with present.'
  • Alison Bisping - 'The suspense is high, the intrigue great and the story is full of twists and turns as throughout the story, the characters cross paths over and over again.'
  • Mary Gibson - 'It is an absorbing novel, though a little overlong but I enjoyed the twists and turns of the story and it is a satisfying read.'
  • Sharon Wood - 'it was interesting enough to keep me going to the end and I can imagine fans of this type of book will enjoy it.  A holiday read.'
  • Paula Dennan - 'My Husband’s Wife is a taut psychological thriller. Jane Corry deftly intertwines the lives of complex characters leaving the reader in no doubt that good people sometimes do bad things.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'Crime, love, loss, and violence surround the story and these characters are people you really want to know...this made for a very fun reading marathon in my house. I loved it!'
  • Cathy Small - 'A book of truth, love and family relationships. Sometimes the ties to family are stronger than our own sense of mind.'
  • Suzanne Beney - 'A thriller where you don't know which characters to love and which to hate. It's a little farfetched for my kind of reality, but certainly has you turning the pages.'
  • Nicola Cooper - 'A must read for thriller lovers.'
  • Tracey Copeland - 'I did find the first few chapters slow going however had to read on to discover what happened at the BBQ.'

My Husband's Wife Press Reviews

'A blockbuster of a psychological thriller. My head's still spinning from all the twists!'
Mark Edwards

'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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241256480
Publication date: 25/08/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241256473
Publication date: 26/05/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Ebook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241256480
Publication date: 25th August 2016
Author: Jane Corry
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 544 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Jane Corry

Jane Corry is a writer and journalist, and teaches creative writing all over the world. Recently she spent three years working as the writer-in-residence at a high-security prison for men. In her own words: 'I had always thought prisons were terrifying places for people who had done terrible things. But after my first marriage ended, I found myself working in one, and discovered a world I could not have imagined without actually being there. A world in which no one was quite who they seemed. A world that I found strangely addictive - so much so that it wormed its ...

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