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My Husband's Wife Audiobook

My Husband's Wife: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

"It won't be so bad when you're there," says my new husband before kissing me on the mouth.

"I know," I say before he peels off.

Two lies. Small white ones. Designed to make the other feel better.

But that's how some lies start. Small. Well meaning. Until they get too big to handle.

For fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door comes an addictive psychological thriller that's already an international sensation.

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. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything.

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 16 years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.

©2017 Jane Corry (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    Jocelyn Jarvis 06-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't stop won't stop!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of My Husband's Wife to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the voices really help to build all of the different characters and make a movie in my mind.


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    Karla, as a little girl.


    Any additional comments?

    This has been my favorite book of the last year. The layers are so good and keep me interested and wanting more and more!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Candice 02-10-17
    Candice 02-10-17

    I don't believe in giving one-star reviews just because I am irritated that the publisher's blurb compares it to 'Gone Girl."

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    "An unexpectedly thoughtful and complex saga"

    Don't let the title fool you; this book is about more than a husband and a wife. There is a lot going on in this story and it requires attention to follow the different characters and plot lines. When the reader soon begins to untangle the yarns, however, the story will captivate.
    Ultimately, I found that no detail of the story was placed without a reason, and there are a lot of details. The full experience of this story is worth the attention!
    This is a great book, and I say "unexpected" because the description barely scratches the surface. This sweeping tale chronicles the lives of Lily, her husband Ed, and Carla, who grows from the precocious child next door to a beautiful, calculating and complicated young woman during the course of the story, which takes place over a period of more than fifteen years. There are other important people, of course, including a man whom Lily defends in court, who speaks in riddles, and to whom Lily is inexplicably drawn; The man in the shiny car who helps to shape Carla's perception of relationships; the brother who will never truly die.
    The first several chapters of this book made me unsure if I would like it, but soon I was totally absorbed in the characters' lives. The author doesn't skimp on paradoxes within people and their relationships, the internal struggle of good versus evil, and the fact that people and situations are rarely black and white.
    Ultimately, this rewarding book will absorb you, shock you, make you think about things in ways you maybe haven't before. The narration by Rosalyn Landon is nearly perfect for this book.
    Lose yourself in the narrative and decide what your own truth is by the time you reach the end- you'll be surprised. This is a worthy book and I really do recommend it.

    65 of 70 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-04-17

    An artist with a fondness for cats, tea, and a good listen.

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    ""Lies...They start small and then they multiple""

    My Husband’s Wife alternates between the perspectives of Lily and Carla. Lily is a lawyer starting her first murder case, freshly home from her honeymoon in Italy with Ed. Carla and her beautiful, single mother live nearby. The stories overlap, and weave in and out of one another. Throughout, there are hints of something sinister about both Lily and Carla—you wonder what has happened in Lily’s past, and what may happen in Carla’s future. Expect themes of obsession, guilt, and jealousy.

    I was a little surprised, when I double checked, that there is only one narrator. Rosalyn Landor does a superb job, and changes her voice well for each character and situation.

    What I enjoyed about this book was that it manages to be a thriller without just centering on the murder case as you might expect. Instead, it is just another piece in the larger puzzle of their lives. Is this book as good as Gone Girl?—no. However, I do think it will turn out to be a popular book in its own right.

    50 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    Cody Douglas 06-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "took a while to get going but when it did holy cow"

    this book had alot of dry moments in the beginning but the ending was amazzing

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tam 07-07-17
    Tam 07-07-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting start...contrived and annoying ending"
    What disappointed you about My Husband's Wife?

    I rarely write reviews, but this book annoyed me enough that I felt compelled to express an opinion. I tend to be rather easy going about most of my listens and can still enjoy an average story if the narrator is good. This book started off with a promising plot, though it took awhile to figure out where it was headed. As I got to the second half of the book, I found myself annoyed with all of the characters. None of them were likable and even the characters that you might have started empathizing with eventually behaved in ways that seemed completely contrary to their originally described personalities. I found myself just wanting the book to end. The way that the author tied up the story was truly irritating. She captured every loose end, but did so in the final 30 minutes of the book in a discordant jumble of explanations.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Strange Case of the Alchmist's Daughter


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    The narrator did a particularly good job of representing Carla's character.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator was very good and I would consider listening to other readings by her.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara A. Shannon 06-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I expected"
    What disappointed you about My Husband's Wife?

    While the book had lots of twists and turns and was interesting to listen to, I was disappointed in the ending, or should I say the end of the book. To me it seemed the author had run out of things to add and had to wrap everything up in a hurried fashion.


    Has My Husband's Wife turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    What character would you cut from My Husband's Wife?

    All the characters played a role, the author did a good job of making you dislike most of them.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Malone Florida, USA 04-08-17
    Melissa Malone Florida, USA 04-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Well written"

    This book was well-written and the narration was very well done. That being said....I really disliked this book. I didn't care about a single character in this story, actually I heartily disliked ALL of the main characters. I need at least one person to root for, not so much here. I will try the authors other book and hope for a more likable cast/story!!

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Getshotzi 05-17-17
    Getshotzi 05-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "YESSSSSSS!! Wow!!!"

    Okay, just forget for a second that this story is implausible and is harder to believe than any book in the Harry Potter series... it's REALLY entertaining and I'm hard to please. I would probably rate this performance and storyline at the top of my list, and I'm an avid listener. I'm an audible junkie, to be honest. The characters are well fleshed out and no one is perfect. She made me like the characters in spite of their horrific life choices. Actually, I didn't like every single character, but she did a great job explaining their motivations. I found them captivating even if they were morally repugnant. Just buy this book right now. SERIOUSLY. BUY IT RIGHT NOW!

    17 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    JK907 02-03-17
    JK907 02-03-17
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    "Twists and turns until the last word"

    I saw some bad reviews for this book, but I'm very confused by them because this book was so unpredictable and interesting. There were a lot of far fetched scenarios and odd moments but the story propels you to go with it. As cliche as it sounds, if you like Girl on a Train, The Broken Ones and Cut to the Bone just to name a few, this is a great stand alone mystery thriller. I recommend this book.

    38 of 48 people found this review helpful
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    Margie Knight 04-03-17 Member Since 2011
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    "My Husband's Wiife"

    I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Absolutely one of the most intriguing books I have ever read.
    Loved the narrator's voice.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful

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