It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

It's Always the Husband

What a catchy title! I’ve been eyeing this novel for about a year, debating whether or not to read it. There has been some mixed reviews and there are always so many other books to read. Finally this month, I reserved a copy from the library and dove right in!

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, even though they are as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge . . and someone else is urging her to jump.

How did things come to this?

As the novel cuts back and forth between their college years and their adult years, you see the exact reasons why these women love and hate each other—but can feelings that strong lead to murder? Or will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?

Ah the title. I was thinking the whole time while reading, how was the title going to come into play. During the novel, a woman is murdered and automatically the husband is put front and centre as the prime suspect. I was interested on how the author would play on this stereotype.

At the end of the book, I was really torn. I’m still really torn. There are aspects of the book that I really enjoyed. I couldn’t put it down, I was interested in the past and present story lines. I liked how people weren’t how they appeared.

There was also a lot of parts that I really didn’t like. The 3 lead female characters were really unlikable and by the end I couldn’t stand them. I felt a bit cheated by the ending. I was hoping to be blown away and I definitely wasn’t.

3 calculators out of a potential 5. I’m going right in the middle for this one. If the description interests you and you want to know if it was really the husband, then go for it! But I don’t think I would tell anyone to read this one as I have read so many great thrillers lately.


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