Today I am reviewing My Husband’s Girlfriend by Sheryl Browne. This was released on the 7th of April, published by Bookouture.
She told my little boy a secret and now he’s gone…
Tucking her little boy Ollie into bed one night, Sarah notices his beloved teddy bear, which she bought him when he was born, is missing and in its place is a new toy given to him by her ex-husband’s new girlfriend, Laura. When she asks Ollie about it, he begins to shift uncomfortably, before whispering ‘Laura told me a big secret and she said I can never tell you’.
Sarah’s heart sinks. But when she raises her concerns, nobody wants to listen. To everyone else, Laura is the perfect stepmother and Sarah is just the jealous ex-wife. But Sarah knew the moment she met Laura she couldn’t trust her, from her overly perfect stepmother act to the way she evaded questions about her own history.
Soon Ollie is asking to spend more time with his dad and Laura, and shrinking away from Sarah. Then, when she calls to him in the garden one day, Ollie doesn’t answer back. The garden is silent. Ollie’s sandpit is empty. Ollie has disappeared.
If you love a book that keeps twisting and turning, then you’ll love My Husband’s Girlfriend – it’s guaranteed to keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Claire McGowan, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell.
What do you get when you combine Sheryl Browne and a psychological thriller together? A damn fine read that’s what! I was so excited when I saw that a new book was on the way, that when I got my hands on a copy to read, everything was put on hold. I was instantly transported into this latest world she has created where I buckled up ready to be taken on one twisty and wild ride, as is always the case with Sheryl Browne’s books.
This book took me on an emotional deep dive with feelings alternating between concern, doubt and fear then to the very worse, absolute terror! The idea of anyone’s child being taken strikes a universal cord of fear mixed with god I hope that doesn’t happen to me or someone I love. Sheryl Browne does an amazing job of taking you inside lead character Sarah’s heart and mind and I couldn’t wait for the ending to unfold hoping all along that my fears would be eased, but this is little wicked Sheryl Browne I’m talking about!
The queen of the jaw dropping twist, Sheryl Browne got the better of me once again and kept me totally in the dark until she was good and ready to reveal all. It always makes for a more enjoyable reading experience when this is the case and Sheryl Browne never gives you any indication of the direction she is taking the story. You think you know, then BAM she pulls the rug out from underneath you. I really do love that about her books.
My Husband’s Girlfriend is a compelling and gripping tale that is a must read for fans of psychological thrillers. Strong and complex characters, brilliant writing and it really makes you think about how deceptive appearances can be. if you haven’t read a book from this talented author before, then My Husband’s Girlfriend is the perfect one to start with. Intense, dark and so very addictive, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
Thank you to Sheryl Brown, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of My Husband’s Girlfriend, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Sheryl Browne
Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taut, twisty psychological thriller. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies where she completed her MA in Creative Writing. Sheryl has also obtained a Certificate of Achievement in Forensic Science and – according to readers – she makes an excellent psychopath.
Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller MY HUSBAND’S GIRLFRIEND comes to you from BOOKOUTURE. Her previous works include the DI Matthew Adams Crime Thriller series, along with contemporary fiction novels, The Rest of My Life and Learning to Love.