Book Review: The Other Husband

How funny would it be – just for fun. Just to live a different life for a few hours. That’s all!

Kathryn Croft ~ The Other Husband

Synopsis

Bored of their daily routine and loosened up by wine, two couples decide to swap husbands and homes for the night. But what starts out as just a little fun, has devastating consequences for all four of them. Alone with Sienna’s husband, Greg, Abby finds him unexpectedly charming. Inviting, even. And something happens that night that neither she nor Greg can take back.

Abby is desperate to tell her husband and Sienna the truth, but with Greg holding another huge secret over her head, she finds herself silenced. And then the unthinkable happens. Greg suddenly disappears. Is he simply running from his secrets? Or has Abby done something terrible, in order to protect herself?

Review

When you’re married it’s always important to spend quality time together and nurture the relationship. Sometimes, you might even have to put yourself out of your comfort zone.

But it’s wise not to go too far.

The two couples in The Other Husband have a dinner party and decide to switch husbands ‘for a laugh’. After that evening, everything changes and from then on in the book envelops you in a web of lies, deceit and second guesses.

It’s a rollercoaster of a thriller and I devoured it in just a few hours. The characters were flawed, yet vulnerable and somehow it was hard to hate them. The author also keeps changing your mind as to what has happened and who you think is the villain, which makes you want to keep reading.

Although the story is well-crafted, the ending(s) felt a little rushed and ridiculous; if anything there were too many twists and turns for such a short book. It actually got quite irritating that something seemed to be resolved.. only to be flipped again just a few pages later by the arrival of a new character or information to which we readers were not privy.

That said, I did really enjoy it and liked the fact that the book wasn’t obvious. There were some clichés but overall the surprises outweighed them.

Fast-paced, interesting and refreshing.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I received a copy of the book from Love Book Tours. All opinions my own.

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