The Second Husband

by Louise Candlish

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

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A family drama about trust, betrayal and forgiveness. Kate and her daughter are just getting to the difficult “teenage” years and when Davis Calder moves in next door he seems like the peacemaker they need, a confidante for both who brings calm to the household. However, Davis is not quite the hero he seems and soon secrets will be found out that will tear the family apart. The sense of foreboding builds well in this story of people looking for love and security and having their worlds shattered.

The Second Husband Synopsis

When Davis Calder moves in next door to Kate Easton and her seventeen-year-old daughter Roxy, neither has any idea of the devastation about to be unleashed. With Kate struggling to accept her daughter’s independence and Roxy getting more secretive by the day, there's enough family tension to go around already.

Before they know it, glamorous, charismatic Davis is the only one who seems able to keep the peace. Until, one wedding day later, Kate makes a discovery that blows the whole family apart…

The Second Husband Press Reviews

‘Not afraid to tackle darker issues… moving and thought-provoking’ Daily Mail


‘Heart-breaking and heart-warming - we couldn’t read it fast enough’ Cosmopolitan


‘Superbly crafted . . . ripe for Hollywood’ Elle

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ISBN: 9780751544459
Publication date: 03/07/2008
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751544459
Publication date: 3rd July 2008
Author: Louise Candlish
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Louise Candlish

Louise Candlish was our Guest Editor in July 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Louise Candlish studied English at University College London and worked as an editor in art publishing and as a copywriter before writing fiction. Though her stories are about people facing dramatic dilemmas, she tries to live an uncomplicated life in London with her husband and daughter.

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