It’s Always the Husband

by Michele Campbell

It's Always the Husband: A Novel by [Campbell, Michele]

4 out of 5 stars

It’s Always the Husband, isn’t that what they say? If you watch enough ID channel, you would have to agree with that statement. But is it always the husband?

Aubrey, Jenny and Kate are college roommates who could not be more different. Aubrey doesn’t come from much so she is instantly drawn into the whirlwind that is Kate. Kate is rich and doesn’t seem to care about anything or anyone. She drinks, she does drugs, she doesn’t study. Jenny works hard for everything. She’s a “townie”. She has lived in Belle River all her life. She seems to keep a distance from all the partying. She gets what Kate is all about, especially when Kate starts sleeping with Jenny’s ex-boyfriend Lucas. Something happens on a bridge one night that changes them all forever. As the story begins, someone is being taken back to the very bridge. And as another death occurs here in the present, everyone is suspicious. Including the husbands.

I don’t want to give a lot away from the story. There are a few twists along the way and the ending makes you go “Oh”. The women were hard to like, especially Kate. There wasn’t a whole lot of redeeming qualities in that one.  A few times, I admit, I wanted to smack her and Aubrey too. Jenny, I liked the most. The present story moved along at a good pace and I found myself liking that part more than the past. You did need it though to understand their relationships. If you like a story filled with murder, infidelity, secrets, friendship, then by all means, dive in. Just stay off the bridge.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.

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