It's Always the Husband

It's Always the Husband

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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"This book is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies." — Redbook Magazine. "Fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn meet your next obsession." — BuzzFeed. "In the tradition of Big Little Lies comes the excellently titled It's Always the Husband, a thriller about three friends–frenemies, really–who met as college roommates." — New York Post. *Named one of "50 Best Books for the Beach" by Coastal Living. *Named one of "7 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Month" by InStyle. *Named one of "6 Books to Cure Your Little Big Lies Withdrawal" by *Named one of "20 Must-Read Books for Spring 2017" by Redbook. *Named one of "8 Thrillers You Will Devour This Summer" by BuzzFeed. "A page-turning whodunnit that will speak to anyone who's ever had a frenemy." — Ruth Ware, bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin Ten. Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past. And Jenny was a striver — brilliant, ambitious, and determined to succeed. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other. But twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump. How did it come to this? Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door. But how can these three women love and hate each other? Can feelings this strong lead to murder? When one of them dies under mysterious circumstances, will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it's always the husband? A suspenseful, absorbing novel that examines the complexities of friendship, It's Always the Husband will keep readers guessing right up to its shocking conclusion.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9781250081827
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (327 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Mar 12, 2019

Didn't really work for me. Partly the writing, the setting, ... maybe some other time it will, but not now.

Apr 26, 2018

I found this a bit of a slog to read to start with. Kept reading as I thought it would get better. Unfortunately it didn't figured the twist early. Characters were so so.

DBRL_ANNEG Apr 17, 2018

The writing in this suspense was only so-so. At times it kind of reminded me of a weird blend of YA suspense and at others it modeled Liane Moriarty's domestic suspense. It just didn't do it all that well. The characters also came off as rather flat to me. Unlikable characters like those in this book need to have something about them that is interesting to pull the story a long, but these did not. I also couldn't quite figure out why the characters considered themselves to be friends and so it just made their actions that much less believable. So, would I recommend this suspense? If you're really into suspense and like to read all of it, then this is certainly not the worst out there, but there are lots of better written ones out there.

Oct 29, 2017

This book is cliche ridden, with stock characters, uneven narration and poor plotting. I wanted to give up on it but kept reading just to find out the ending. Don’t waste your time like I did.

Aug 10, 2017

A Compelling Read

Aubrey Miller, Jenny Vega, Kate Eastman are freshmen assigned roommates at Carlisle College in Belle River NH. Their economic and social status are drastically different and as 18 year olds their life on campus brings them a wide range of situations they choose to tackle together.

Now 40, they are all back living in Belle River and examining their lives and their friendship in light of new developments.

This novel weaves a strong tale into a who-done-it, keeping the suspense taunt. A surprise ending left me dazed. I loved the ending!

Jul 19, 2017

I was disappointed with the ending of this book. I enjoy a twist, but find it hard when the twist is not very well explained. The characters were interesting and usually well developed, so it was overall a good by-the-pool or before bed read.

Pat2686 Jun 12, 2017

i really enjoyed this book. The second part was more interesting. Great author and character

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