Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

tudor queens series make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Husbands and Lies by Susy Mcphee
  

Husbands and Lies

Relationship Stories   Debuts of the Month   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Relationship Tales Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Close family friends, the wives old school chums, the husbands good mates, the kids best friends; a nice, happy bunch of people until one of the wives has terminal cancer ... she asks her school chum to look on the internet to try and find a new wife for her husband once she is dead. It is then that the trouble begins. This is well thought-out, well written, bittersweet stuff that will make you both weep and laugh. A lovely read from an exciting new author. I look forward to her next.

Comparision: Adele Parks, Jane Fallon, Anna Maxted.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Husbands and Lies by Susy Mcphee

For Fran that list would include her husband, Max, her daughter, and her best friend, Alison. Only Alison is now desperately ill and she needs Fran’s help. She wants to find her husband a new wife, and leave her young daughter with a new mother. Fran finds the whole idea deeply uncomfortable, but it’s hard to refuse your closest friend at the best of times, let alone ignore her dying wishes.

So Fran reluctantly logs on to an internet dating site, where she stumbles across a startlingly familiar profile. ‘Footloose’ describes himself as divorced, but his photo looks exactly like Fran’s husband, Max. What’s a wife to do when she suspects her husband’s cheating and can’t bear to confront him outright? Posing as ‘Sassy’, Fran sends a reply to ‘Footloose’ and sets out to date her own husband… But this increasingly crazy plan leads Max to start to have doubts of his own.

Torn between suspicion and love, life for Fran just got very complicated – can her marriage survive?


Browse inside this book

Reviews

a touching and heart warming story and written with real insight and understanding...a very moving debut * Catherine Alliott * A gritty debut. Just keep the tissues handy. ***** * HEAT Magazine * This is well thought-out, well written, bittersweet stuff that will make you both weep and laugh. A lovely read from an exciting new author. I look forward to her next. -- Sarah Broadhurst * Love Reading * Gripping * News of the World * A skilful, plot-twisting balance of humour and heartbreak. -- Shari Low * Daily Record *


About the Author

After an attempted career as a spy, which involved training rocket scientists in the former Soviet Union and winning a black belt in Shotokan karate, Susy McPhee settled down to her writing which has won competitions and been published in extracts by Legend Press, Writer’s Billboard and most recently Baineth Publications.

She lives in Perthshire, Scotland.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

8th January 2009

Author

Susy Mcphee

More books by Susy Mcphee
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.susymcphee.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Ebury Press

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Debuts of the Month
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780091928568

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools