Once Upon A Book – Charlee Rae's Book Reviews

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It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell


I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars

I won this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

Kate, Jenny, and Aubrey have been friends since rooming together in college. Inseparable, the girls thought they’d be best friends forever. Twenty years later, their lives aren’t quite what they expected and things are slowly unraveling. When one of them is standing on the edge, will she jump and take them all with her…..or will she be pushed?

This was quite the page turner! If it wasn’t for having to sleep and go to work, I don’t think I would have put this book down. It focuses on three friends whose lives couldn’t be more different. As it jumps from their college lives to present day, it’s filled with twists and turns that make your head spin. Even though they kind of lose touch with each other over the years, their lives end up colliding again with such force that it makes you wonder if they ever really were friends to begin with.

Each character has a very distinct personality that sets her apart from the others. So different they are that it’s hard to find anything that would hold them together….and yet it works. I can’t say I liked any one character over another, as on some level, none of them are particularly likeable. However I didn’t dislike any of them either.

The story itself was well written and even though it bounces back and forth, it does so smoothly. I didn’t find myself getting lost or confused as I have with some other stories that attempt the simultaneous time periods. When it came to the ending, I know it’s titled, “It’s Always the Husband,” which should be a dead giveaway, but you don’t quite know whose husband. Each one is a plausible suspect with a motive. I really enjoyed this tale and would definitely read other books by this author.

Total pages: 311, paperback

Available on Amazon at the link below:

It’s Always the Husband

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It’s Always the Husband



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This entry was posted on February 6, 2017 by in Books I've read and tagged , , , .
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