Today I am reviewing on its publication day My Husband’s Secrets by Louise Sharland, published by Avon Books.
On the evening of their wedding anniversary, Ali and Matthew are involved in a fatal car accident.
Grief-stricken, Ali can’t bring herself to believe that her beloved Matthew is gone…
The smell of his aftershave lingers in their bedroom. His voice still rings out on their answerphone. She sees his face in the eyes of strangers.
But as the months pass, and her family and friends rally round, Ali starts to uncover secrets that Matthew kept from her.
Did she really know her husband as well as she thought she did? And why can’t she shake the feeling that somehow, somewhere, he is still alive?
“How well do you know the man you love?…”
After a horrific car accident on the night of their wedding anniversary, Ali’s world is turned upside down when she is left a widow. But Matthew’s body was never recovered from the river that fateful night. As Ali recovers from her injuries, she uncovers a web of secrets and lies, that has her questioning who was the man she married and is he really dead…
This is a story that I really enjoyed. It opens so strongly and held me captive until the end. It was easy to be swept up into the drama of it all, as you are taken on the journey with Ali in search of the truth.
The characters are a mix bag and although I can’t really say I warmed to them, they were well crafted and believable. The mystery plays out with some predictability, but I liked how it all unfolded.
My Husband’s Secret is my first read from Sharland and it was a good reading experience. It is well written, sometimes overly descriptive, but this did not impact my overall enjoyment of the book.
Thank you to Louise Sharland, Avon Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of My Husband’s Secrets, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
LET’S GET TO KNOW LOUISE SHARLAND
Louise moved the UK from her native Canada nearly thirty years ago after falling in love with a British sailor.
She began writing short stories when her children were little and her work has appeared in magazines, anthologies and online.
In 2010 she won the Woman and Home Short Story Competition and her entry Black Rock, subsequently appeared in an anthology, The Best Little Book Club in Town (Orion 2011), alongside writers such as Lee Child, Ruth Rendell and JoJo Moyes.
In 2019 Louise won The Big Issue Crime Writing competition.