Friday, May 19, 2017

It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell ~ My Thoughts


It's Always the Husband

It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell
Print and ebook, 320 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by St. Martin's Press

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, even though they are as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge . . and someone else is urging her to jump.

How did things come to this?

As the novel cuts back and forth between their college years and their adult years, you see the exact reasons why these women love and hate each other—but can feelings that strong lead to murder? Or will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?


(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"She stumbled through the dark woods, the trees dripping raindrops onto her hair and her party dress. Her shoes were covered in mud, and she trembled from the cold."

This book grabbed me from the very first sentence and just kept me going until the end. You know right off the bat that something bad is going to happen to someone, one of the female characters, but you don't have any idea who it is or who is trying to hurt her. You don't know if she does get hurt or if she is going to be okay. And why? Lots of questions left hanging from that very first chapter.

And then the story goes back twenty-two years, back to when the three roommates meet as they start college. We learn plenty about each of them, the good stuff as well as the bad stuff, still without a clue about who is going to come to harm.

It's Always the Husband is an intense, edge of your seat, page turner which kept me guessing until the very end. The story goes back and forth between all the potential guilty parties, first pointing to one person and then veering off to another one. So many people could be guilty. I thought I had it figured out so many times and then, nope, I was wrong. I love when that happens.

I received an ARC copy of It's Always the Husband from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. 

About the author

Michele Campbell is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School and a former federal prosecutor in New York City who specialized in international narcotics and gang cases.

A while back, she said goodbye to her big-city legal career and moved with her husband and two children to an idyllic New England college town a lot like Belle River in It's Always the Husband. Since then, she has spent her time teaching criminal and constitutional law and writing novels.

She's had many close female friends, a few frenemies, and only one husband, who – to the best of her knowledge – has never tried to kill her.

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