Book Review: My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

My Husband's WifeWhat’s it about?

It’s the perfect love story.

Lily meets Ed at a party, and on their second date, he proposes. She’s a lawyer, he’s an up-and-coming artist. They own a small but beautiful flat in London and mix with all the right people.

But Lily has a secret. Something from her past, that is soon to collide with her present. And she thinks her new husband is hiding something too…

The vows they made will soon be tested to the very limits.

‘Till death us do part…’

My thoughts

I was offered this proof copy back in March and with the Kindle edition being published recently I thought it high time I picked it up.

The book has a dual time line which I like; I enjoy getting as much of the history and the character’s back story as well as what’s happening in the present time.

However, I kind of sit on the fence with this book; didn’t love it but didn’t hate it either.  Yep, it’s a good story but I had a real problem with the characters. I just didn’t like them and felt no empathy towards them.

I didn’t like Ed or Francesca from the start and constantly changed my mind about Lily and Carla.  Carla was manipulative and shallow as a child and as an adult.  The character I found most interesting, bizarrely enough, was the convicted murderer Joe.  I felt his character had much more depth and intrigue.

I found the book to be generally quite slow paced with not much happening until around the 80% mark where it started to pick up pace and get really interesting; although with slightly implausible moments but I guess that makes for more a gripping read.

Interesting plot and conclusion, lots of twists and secrets but I just didn’t gel enough with the characters.

Many thanks to Annie at Penguin for the ARC.

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  1. June 10, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    Interesting. I’ve heard great things about this in other reviews. But we can’t all like the same books.

    • June 11, 2016 / 9:31 am

      Oh I know I’m in the minority with this one Rebecca as most of my well-trusted blogger friends have loved it….but the world would indeed be a very boring place if we all liked the same thing 🙂

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