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Jessica Kenner knew her 11-year marriage was far from perfect. But through it all, she had always felt that she and her husband, Charley, were a team. Until the day she found out about Betty, Charley's mistress. That was the day she made Charley pay for every lie and every rotten, underhanded, abusive thing he had ever done to her. But even lying dead on the basement floor, Charley was still a thorn in her side. A bottle of vodka, a quality set of carving knives, and 24 hours later the only question left was... what to do with his head?

©2017 Matt Burlingame (P)2018 Matt Burlingame

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Good quick read

How An Abused Housewife Murdered Her Cheating Husband Met The Man of Her Dreams was a good read by Matt Burlingame. This book had a quirky comical side. Jessica has had a far from perfect marriage but always felt like a team with her husband. That is until she finds out about Charley's mistress, Betty. It gets her thinking of every abusive thing he's done. Next thing she knows Charley is dead on the basement floor and she tries to find a way of getting rid of his body. I really enjoyed this book and loved the author's writing that made you hate Charley and want him dead.

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 11-06-18

Sorry Charlie!

Matt Burlingame wrote a book that pulled me in from the very beginning. I loved how the story was original and had incredible imagery. The twists were so unexpected and well done. Without gloving away spoilers, the ending is priceless! Laura Wilson did a very good performance with this book. She added the right emotions to the characters. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I would listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • Dee
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  • 10-28-18

Great listen!

Kudos to the author, Matt Burlingame. This story is so well-written that I hated Charlie, the murdered husband, right away and absolutely applauded his demise. (Is that wrong?)

Jessica, the wife and murderess, was clueless but sweet and it was great to see her personal growth as she gained a sense of self apart from Charlie.

The title says it all so there are no real surprises in the story progression. The beauty of this relatively short listen is Jessica. The narrator was an excellent choice! A lot happens in Jessica's head, from second-guessing to realizations, and the narrator maintained a great cadence that kept Jessica believable.

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All good things come to an end...

But not for Charlie. He came to an unfortunate end.

Very enjoyable and quick - listened to this on a long drive and wished it lasted longer. Quirky and humorous, it delves into the recesses of what a person can do when faced with an overwhelming situation - a fork in the road that requires one to make a decision. Good or bad. Just be prepared for the fall out and how to do deal with it! :)

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Very enjoyable

I really like the narration of this book. Laura Wilson is so good. I look forward to hearing more. Great storyline.

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  • ScottishJay
  • 10-30-18

Sounds familiar...

I have a friend who married young too, and his wife became quite domineering. He wasn't allowed to play games with us online any more, he wasn't allowed to come visit anymore. He even found pre-written divorce papers in her drawers once and when he asked her why, she said it was in case she had to stop him from doing something...

This book is about what if that abused spouse can't take it any more. This is the story of how she kills him, and what she does afterwards. Some parts of his book had me laughing out loud, and as a previous reviewer has said, its hard not to cheer her on.

Highly recommend this book!

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Norma Miles
  • 10-29-18

Of course he is right. He is always right...

Even when he is wrong.
Married in her teens to the first man who asked her, Jessica's pleasure in the relationship quickly crumbled as Charlie, her husband, became increasingly domineering, cutting her off from any friendships, turning her into a virtual prisoner in her own home, talking at her, not listening, giving her a pittance for housekeeping and being violent and abusive over any little perceived offence towards him. Neighbours had heard her screams. She hadn't had new clothes for six years. Then, after eleven years with him, she discoveres her Charlie is having an affair. And she snaps

Simply written mostly from Jessica's perspective, this is the story of how she kills him and what happens afterwards. Quite bloody in parts, this is nevertheless an often very funny story, the sad heroine of the piece going through thought processes that many of us have doubtless felt at times; and despite her bizarre reactions, she has an innocence both irritating and endearing. It is hard not to mentally cheer her on.
Laura Wilson is the narrator and she takes the part of Jessica beautifully, her voice just that tiny bit whiney, which also conveys her moments of near madness, worry and exaultation. She also voices the other protagonists distinctively. A good choice to read this book.

My thanks to the rights holder who, at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of How an Abused Housewife Murdered Her Cheating Husband, via Audiobook Boom. It was an amusing and easy to read book with some laugh out loud moments, perfect to bring a smile to a tedious afternoon. Just remember this is just fiction and 'dont try this at home'.