Today I am so thrilled to be one of the bloggers kicking off the blog tour on its publication day for My Husband’s Lie by Emma Davies published by Bookouture. Happy publication day Emma!
My Husband’s Lie by Emma Davies
Release Date: 9th of April 2020
Print Length: 302 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction
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When I stumbled across the listing for Pevensey House I knew I had found a way for my family to be free and I didn’t hesitate. I should have, I know that now…
When Thea sees her old family home is up for sale – a beautiful old rectory in the small town where she and her childhood sweetheart, now husband, Drew, grew up – she knows she has to have it. Her parents moved her away suddenly when she was eleven, but her childhood there was filled with happy memories. Drew seems less sure, but Thea is certain it’s the perfect place to raise their two children.
But as the last boxes are unpacked, Thea can’t seem to settle. She thought the move would bring her family closer together, but Drew is growing more distant. And why do old friends cross to the other side of the road when they see her coming?
Alone in the house, exploring the creaky corridors she used to cartwheel down as a young girl, Thea smiles as she slides open the loose panel she once used as a hiding place. But it only takes one look at the faded local newspaper clipping hidden inside for the bonds holding her perfect family together to break.
It’s not long before news of the scandal spreads further and the whole town turns against her. Thea’s life is in freefall as her head and her heart wrestles between taking the blame and fighting for her innocence. In a small town where no one ever forgets the past, can Thea find a way to save her family’s future?
This heart-wrenching and gripping family drama will have you hooked from the very first page. Perfect for anyone who loves Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
It is not very often that I will venture out of my beloved crime thriller genre into Women’s Fiction, but when I read the blurb for My Husband’s Lie, I knew it was one book that I had to read and I am so glad that I did. I absolutely loved this book and devoured it in one sitting!
Emma has crafted an intriguing plot that captured my attention immediately. It is a gripping family drama that has you invested in its setting and characters which Emma brings together beautifully through her prose. With such a detailed blurb, I won’t go into any more details on the plot, as it really is best just going in with the information that has been given.
With the exception of the obvious few, I really enjoyed all of the characters in this story. I loved Thea who made for a wonderful narrator and her husband Drew and the relationship they shared. Anna, Rob, Rachel and Gerry as friends of Thea and Drew are really strong characters and great assets to the story, but it was the friendship between Thea and Anna’s daughters Lauren and Tilly that I loved the most that provided beautiful moments throughout,
Emma’s writing style and narration had me hooked right from the prologue and I was completely in her clutches. There is something old fashioned in her writing that is very comforting and it sparked in me a feeling of peace. This was in spite of some of the topics covered, which are hard-hitting but are also handled with sensitivity.
Enthralling, enchanting and utterly captivating is how to best describe this story and it is a book that you should add to your reading list for 2020. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review Her Husband’s Lie which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Emma Davies for allowing me to read an advanced copy of My Husband’s Lie which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia, Amazon US, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Emma
After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty-something mother of three.’ Well, the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty-something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.
After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.
Pop over to her website www.emmadaviesauthor.com where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor / https://twitter.com/EmDaviesAuthor or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her): https://www.facebook.com/emmadaviesauthor/
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