Thank you to Becky and Sphere for sending me a proof copy of My Husband’s Killer in exchange for an honest review.
Three couples. One murder. A holiday to die for . . .
We arrived at a villa on the Amalfi Coast, ready to enjoy a sun-soaked weekend with our oldest friends – and one new face.
By the end of the weekend, my husband is found dead.
But how can I mourn him, when on the day of his funeral I discover he was having an affair?
The only suspects are the women we went on holiday with. My oldest, closest friends.
I really want to dig into my husband’s secret? Do I really want to know who betrayed me?
My Husband’s Killer is a complex, clever and twist-filled read.
Beginning in present day, we are transported back to Italy 3 months earlier for Part One of the novel. Part Two returns us to after the funeral, focusing on Liz and Part Three is Andrew’s perspective and finally Part Four reveals the truth. I really enjoyed this format as it provided a thorough drip-feed of history and information through the different time periods.
Told through a large number of perspectives; Liz, Andrew, Poppy, Trina, Kitty and Saffie, it does however focus mainly on one, Liz. As the one who is ultimately most invested in discovering the truth, it made sense to have a heavy focus on her. I found her to be an interesting character but ultimately unlikeable. In fact, all the characters in My Husband’s Killer I found to be unlikeable. There is so much history to each of them and so much uncertainty, that every time I had a positive opinion it would be flipped on it’s head by a trait or a reveal of their history.
I was gripped with this novel from the outset, racing through the pages. It’s fast paced, original and filled with twists. The amount of secrets and lies are extensive and the whole storyline feels extremely complex.
Learning of their group friendship and it’s history over the course of the novel made it all the more interesting. Slowly being told snippets about how their relationships evolved and all the secrets and lies… A truly engrossing read.
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