A wife. A mistress. A week away with no escape…
As my girlfriends and I sip wine and share secrets in the flickering candlelight of our remote Scottish hideaway, we all agree we need this break. Every morning we will swim in icy cold lochs and hike to remote beaches and each night we will sip wine and share stories, cosy beside the log burner. It will be a break none of us will ever forget.
But behind my warm smile, there is ice in my heart. One of my friends is my husband’s lover, and it’s only a matter of time before I discover which one. She thinks she has me fooled, but she’s not the only one with secrets.
I don’t let my smile slip, but as I get closer to the truth, it becomes very clear that in these remote Scottish hills, far from help, someone is going to pay for their lies with their life…
A completely gripping and addictive page turner. Fans of The Guest List, K.L. Slater and Jackie Kabler will be utterly hooked on My Husband’s Lover.
Jess Ryder is the pseudonym of Jan Page, author, screenwriter, playwright and award-winning television producer. After many years working in children’s media, she has recently embarked on a life of crime. Writing, that is. So she’s very excited about the publication of her debut thriller Lie to Me. Her other big love is making pots.
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My thoughts: what is it with feckless men? They always seem to get away scot-free. Poor Sophie ends up having a terrible time with her swimming friends after her stupid, unfaithful husband claims one of them is his mistress, but he won’t say who.
Stranded in a remote spot in Scotland the five women struggle to get along, the cosy camaraderie of their swimming sessions doesn’t translate to an off the grid, freezing cold cottage and tensions run high. There’s lots of secrets seething away there. And it could all end very badly.
The cat and mouse game Sophie plays on her friends, trying to suss out who it is her husband’s been sleeping with, stupid dares that get out of hand and the air of misery makes this a week all five women are desperately going to want to forget.
Lots of clever twists and somehow Ryan still gets off the hook for almost everything, I think he needs to be thrown in a lake!
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.