Til death us do part.
When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she’s determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. Whom she will soon be willing to risk anything for.
But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door neighbor Carla may be only nine, but she has already learned that secrets are powerful things. That they can get her whatever she wants.
When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep sixteen years later, a chain of events is set in play that can end only one way.
An eye for an eye. A wife for a wife.
I must have walked by this book and ignored it at least a dozen times before one of my friends started reading it and finished more than half of it in a day. After a few OMG THIS BOOK snapchats, I had to check it out, and before I knew it, I was halfway through it myself.
My Husband’s Wife is the story of Lily — a young lawyer when the book begins in 2000, just taking on her first murder trial, where she meets Joe Thomas. Joe is convicted of murdering his girlfriend, and Lily is convinced of his innocence. Meanwhile, she is trying to maintain her new marriage to aspiring artist Ed, while looking after her young neighbor, Carla, every weekend.
I fell into this book so fast, and could not put it down. I absolutely loved the first half of the book, so when I realized it skips ahead to 13 years in the future, I was nervous. Luckily, that was unfounded since the second half was just as (if not more than) engrossing as the first. As things from Lily’s past come back to haunt her in the present, she is forced to face things she’s tried to ignore for years.
My Husband’s Wife is the perfect thriller. It has everything I love: great characters, immersive writing, an unsettling plot, and unreliable people throughout. And better yet, all of these things were done amazingly well.
My one complaint is that the end was tied up a little too nicely for me, but that’s just personal preference. If you love a great domestic thriller, I would definitely recommend this one. It’s easy to write it off as another marriage plot, Gone Girl wannabe, but it definitely isn’t. Jane Corry has a new book out in early May, and I already cannot wait to see what she comes up with next!