It’s Always the Husband

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past. And Jenny was a striver—brillliant, ambitious, and determined to succeed. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other.

 But twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump.

 How did it come to this?

 Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door. But how can these three women love and hate each other? Can feelings this strong lead to murder? When one of them dies under mysterious circumstances, will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?

 A suspenseful, absorbing novel that examines the complexities of friendship, It’s Always the Husband will keep readers guessing right up to its shocking conclusion.

I have to admit, I chose to read this book just to mess with my husband because of the title. When he saw what I was reading it did give him a good laugh and the book turned out to be very good so I won in both areas.

 There were so many twists and turns it definitely brings new meaning to the phrase ‘page turner’ as it had me burning through it to find out which husband did what (you picked up from the title right that a husband did SOMETHING?)

 Michele Campbell did a good job with the plot lines and story settings as even though you move back and forth between their college life to adult years you can still keep track of when/where you are at in the story. Moving between their lives this way gives you a more interesting view of their relationship and the complications that comes from three women so violently different trying to maintain a friendship. Somehow despite their differences their friendship seems to work. I also found it intriguing how well she did at creating such vibrantly different personalities and complex psychologies in her characters.

 I liked that even though I could tell from the title and story that one of the husbands would be the villain, they each were written with so many red herrings it was difficult to know who the culprit was until the end.

 I would recommend this book if you’re into psychological thrillers that will have you guessing until the end.

 Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to review this book.

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