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It's Always the Husband

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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Publisher's Summary

It's always the husband...unless it's the best friend.

Kate, Aubrey and Jenny are inseparable at college - friends who promised they'd always be there for each other.

But 20 years later, their friendship is about to take a deadly turn.

Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door, but when one of the friends dies in shocking circumstances, will everyone assume that it's always the husband? Or could it be the best friend?

©2018 Michele Campbell (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"A page-turning whodunnit that will speak to anyone who's ever had a frenemy." (Ruth Ware, best-selling author of The Woman in Cabin 10)
"A gripping, tangled web of a novel - it pulls you in and doesn't let you go. I loved it!" (Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door)
"Secrets and scandals in an ivy league setting. What could be more riveting?" (Tess Gerritsen, Sunday Times best-selling author)

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  • sharpei100
  • 02-11-18

Wasn't what I expected

Without giving too much away.....I expected this to be about a rocky marriage but instead it's about friendship that formed in college years and how it influenced the characters in their adult years. It switches back between past and present in quite a clear way and keeps you guessing right till the end.

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  • Hayley
  • 05-22-18

Some good parts but some bad

Not the best book I’ve read, the storyline was at points very unbelievable. It wasn’t a bad listen but it certainly wasn’t a great listen.

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  • Norma Gaunt
  • 02-24-19

Average

Not any great surprises here... a slow unwinding if not very likeable characters and the interactions between them.

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  • Molly
  • 02-11-19

too much sex

sadly this story was interrupted by too many sex scenes :( very disappointing ... ...

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  • Avril
  • 02-04-19

Long winded

I found myself getting more and more irritated, but pressed on regardless. A number of solutions to the outcome were suggested, but the ending failed to excite. Sorry

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-15-19

Not my usual go to listen

Bought this as i was struggling to find anything in my usual genre. Really enjoyed and have bought the new book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-18

Great twist

A twist I was not expecting. The story was rolling nicely. Good voices. Multi dimensional characters.

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  • pleun brevet
  • 07-30-18

Boring and repetitive

The story was ok but the writing was boring and repetitive. Waste of my time. Not the narrator's fault, she was good, but the material she had to work with was less than great!

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  • charlotte
  • 07-23-18

One of the most enjoyable listens

The book narration coming from multiple point of view characters gives the book more freshness than if it was all from one persons, creating a complex and layered story, with references to major events or motives pass and present. The book weaves the pass with the present very well rushing you to want listen more so you can full understand, yet you are never confused about what timeline you are on.

For me this was a complete enjoyable read, being someone who likes to guess the who, in who did it, I was kept guessing and just wanted to talk to someone about my theory and idea about the murder(s), so would be a perfect read for any book clubs or group of friends. I was truly shock about the ending and didn't see it coming, with all the clues there this was down to the fantastic set up of the book and story writing. .

For me half the appeal to a book is the story but also the performance ,January Lavoy has a calming and soft voice you would expect to hear from your best friend, she did a brilliant job each characters voices matching the characters personally and the pacing perfectly.

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  • Karen Colpitts
  • 07-05-18

A "Whodunit" to the very end!

I started off.. not really feeling the narrator's voice.. but decided to persevere! so glad I did!! brilliant story! great narrator. listened at every opportunity! Kept thinking I knew who was the killer.. but nooo!! Such a good ending that I did not guess!! excellent!

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  • Jane S
  • 02-11-18

Predictable and underwhelming

Stopped listening with 5 hours to go. Story lacks individuality and mystery. Felt like I’ve heard it many times before. Forgettable with the first pause button.

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  • Marnie Moore
  • 01-21-18

Not bad.

Pretty decent book. “Read” it over two days so I must have been ok. Only took an hour or two to get over the horrid extremely American girl narrator. The attempt at an Australian accent was hilarious (think, The Simpsons). The ending wasn’t terribly obvious, which was nice. I’d read more of the authors stories.