"Darkly provocative and chilling, this psychological thriller delves into the past of a woman being framed for murder."
The term slow-burn was made for this novel as it builds exquisite layer upon layer into the most compelling reading experience. Cleo is a successful novelist and screenwriter, she plans to walk away from everything when her past begins to haunt her present. Framed for murder, she can’t reveal her innocence unless she confesses to a whole host of secrets. I was hooked from the very first page, this is a novel where the tension builds with each chapter until it is almost reading through your fingers time. Two time frames sit, initially a huge distance apart until the past begins to travel towards the present, with each new piece of information slotting into place and adding to the suspense. Dorothy Koomson is a go-to author for me, here she successfully spins and weaves together fascinating characters, formidable secrets, and darkly knotted tension. Cleo narrates her own story, while her niece Lola adds a really interesting take, allowing you to step back and take on a different perspective. The ending hammers home with short sharp shocking chapters until I was finally able to take a huge intake of breath. Forming the most gripping and satisfying read, My Other Husband takes you into the heart of domestic life and shatters it piece by piece.
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|