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My Husband's Wife

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Til death us do part.

When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she’s determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. Whom she will soon be willing to risk anything for. 

But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door neighbor Carl
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Pamela Dorman Books (first published May 26th 2016)
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    Bethan Watson
    My bum hurts from sitting on the fence. I’ve been here a while. On one hand, this book was enticing and the plot was very well thought out. The characters went on long personal journeys and that made me feel satisfied. However, there was always something off. I can’t tell whether it was the writing style, which for me wasn’t something to write home about, or whether it was that none of the characters were relatable or likeable.

    The book is cut into two halves, beginning in the year two thousand
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    Paromjit
    This is a superb dark psychological thriller, how could it not be with the title it has! The story is populated with flawed characters and is told from the POV of Lily and Carla. Lily and Ed get married, she is starting as a criminal lawyer and he is an artist. Carla is a manipulative child, who along with her mother, is befriended by Lily. Ed comes to find success through his picture of Carla, 'The Italian Girl'. Lily has a client, Joe, who is convicted of murdering his girlfriend, a scenario w ...more
    Wendy Darling
    I cannot deal with the writing. This a debut, and it shows.
    Charlotte May
    “Believe it or not, some criminals will get away with it. Some will go to prison for crimes they didn’t commit. And a certain percentage of those ‘innocents’ will have got away with other offences before. So you could say it balances out in the end.”

    This was great! It being on the longer side, I wasn’t sure if this novel would keep my attention - but I was hooked from start to finish!

    There are two POVs. That of Lily, an insecure 20 something married to a man who proposed on the second date. Sh
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    Nikita
    Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    It could have been much shorter book and think it would have been better for it.
    Meredith
    Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: netgalley
    3.5 stars



    A new marriage shouldn’t be fueled by secrets and lies, but alas secrets and lies are the foundation for the marriage of Ed and Lily.

    Lily and Ed get married after a whirlwind romance. On their honeymoon, something happens that creates cracks in their new union. Lily pushes her qualms aside and focuses on her new job as a solicitor for which she has taken on the case of a convicted murderer whom she happens to form an attraction. Ed and Lily’s marriage continues to quickly diminish.

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    Julie
    Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2017
    My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry is a 2017 Pamela Dorman Books publication.

    The title of this book is certainly intriguing and led me to believe this novel would most likely be the kind twisty domestic thriller I can’t seem to get enough of.

    However, for me, at least, this book seems like it is one part family drama and one part domestic thriller.


    The story is centered around Lily and Ed, who marry after a brief courtship. When the honeymoon is over, Lily, who is a solicitor, gets a nice promotio
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    Sophie Boyce
    Sep 18, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    I thought this was really awful.
    The book is called "My Husband's Wife". What the plot is, I'm not really sure. The part where the story might actually come into play is page 460, but then it's over very fast. Before that the book covers around 13 years, very much in the vein of "this happened, then this happened, then this happened" with absolutely no emotional involvement for the reader. I stuck to it because I was waiting and waiting for something to happen that would make this void book make
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    Laura Rash
    While thus seemed like an interesting plot it seemed to drag forever. Almost too many twists to the point that I wanted to pull my hair if one more came along. Every single character was completely damaged but not to the point that it made them disturbingly endearing, just quite irritating.
    I did like the insertion of a bit of a look into raising a child with Aspergers. Tho linked to the immediate story it still felt as if it was thrown in there half assed.
    Susan
    Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This thriller begins with the news of a crime in the present day and then backtracks to fifteen years earlier, to unravel the events which led to murder…

    This is very much a book of two halves, beginning in London with Lily as a newly qualified solicitor. She is just back from her honeymoon, after a whirlwind romance, and sudden proposal, from artist Ed. Both are just starting out in their careers; with Ed working in advertising while he aims for success and Lily moving into criminal law.

    Lily’s
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    Anna
    Tried too hard to be clever and ended up an implausible mess.
    Aditi
    “A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”

    ----Dave Meurer


    Jane Corry, an English author, pens her debut psychological thriller, My Husband's Wife that narrates the story of a couple who goes through ups and downs in their newly marital life, through many years, but their past mistakes and their involvement in the life of a notorious and sly criminal and a sweet little girl, comes haunting back at them ag
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    Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    About: My Husband’s Wife is a thriller written by Jane Corry. It was recently published on 10/31/17 by Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, 400 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author’s debut thriller.

    My Experience: I started reading My Husband’s Wife on 10/25/17 and finished it on 11/04/17. This book is an exciting and addicting read because it’s full of secrets, lies, and deceptions. If time was on my side, I would have plowed t
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    *TANYA*
    Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: best-of-2017
    The title to this book is what made me want to read it. Everyone was full of secrets, lies, and deception. Quite enjoyable!!
    Megan Johnson
    I've been wanting to read this book ever since I first saw the cover on a shelf probably at least a year ago. Why I didn't pick it up, I have no clue. Eventually, I had to have it. I read a few reviews, saw that most people thought it was pretty good, and figured it was finally time.

    Long story short, I should've picked this one up ages ago.

    For some reason I love domestic thrillers. There's something so "close to home" about the relationship between the protagonist and antagonist and how they c
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    Alison
    Apr 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    I have never read so much drivel in my life. I only persevered with this book as it was recommended to me by a friend ..... I will choose my friends a bit more wisely in future.
    Psychological thriller? It was neither psychological or thrilling. This novel is merely an undramatic unfolding of events surrounding two main characters - Lily and Carla - and their relationships with others. Characters I neither cared about or related to at all. The "twisty" plot is based on the good old, and overused,
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    Vanessa
    3.5 Stars!

    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. The plot was intriguing and the cover immediately caught my eye, but something just fell short. Perhaps it was that I found none of the characters to be likable or relatable? Or that the book felt like it tried to do too many things.

    I felt uncomfortable reading this and kept wanting to rush through to move on to other books, but, despite my complaints, this was an enjoyable and speedy read.
    Laura
    Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: five-star
    With a clever title, this dark psychological thriller is a perfect example of a new wave of the genre which has excited readers for the past couple of years (think Girl on a Train, Gone Girl etc). This is very much a story of two halves, told from the perspective of Lily, a newly qualified lawyer desperate to leave her mark on the world as she struggles to adapt to her young marriage to Ed, the self-confessed artistic genius. Meanwhile, across the hall, lives nine year old Carla and her mother - ...more
    Dale Harcombe
    Is it possible to write a readable novel that will keep you turning pages, yet about unlikable characters? This book shows that it is. It was strangely compelling reading despite the fact there is not one likable character in it. The story is told from two points of view. One is that of Lily newly married to Ed. The other is that of the child Carla and her Italian mother who live on the same floor of the apartment building. Each of these characters feels unloved at times. Their behaviour reflect ...more
    Joanne Freitas
    Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Um thriller psicológico inteligente, chocante cheio de segredos e mentiras. Um livro que fala de complicações nas relações, amores impossíveis e traumas familiares. Adorei de início ao fim. Alerta-nos também para o facto de não podermos confiar em ninguém hoje em dia, às vezes as pessoas que nos são mais próximas são as que nos magoam mais.
    Maria
    Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: e-book
    Gostei bastante deste livro e da forma como foi escrito. Manteve-me em suspense até ao fim e só não foi perfeito porque o final não me satisfez, foi cor de rosa demais para o tipo de livro que é. Mas leiam, vão gostar sem duvida
    Louise Wilson
    Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    A whirlwind romance and a proposal on the second date a recipe for disaster for sure.

    Lily meets Ed at a party. She is an up and coming Lawyer and he is an inspiring artist.

    In the same building as Lily and Ed live is Carla and Francesca. Carla was just 9 years old when they met her.

    Francesca was disowned by her family when she discovers she was pregnant and the Father was a married man.

    Soon the cracks start to appear in Lily and Ed's marriage and Lily now regrets getting married.

    Another fantasti
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    Kristy
    Lily marries her husband, Ed, only six months after they meet. Lily's adolescence has been marked by family tragedy, and she's determined to move on. But as soon as she and Ed return from their Italian honeymoon, Lily is thrown into her first murder case as a solicitor. She meets her strange client, Joe, accused of murdering his girlfriend. Lily feels an odd affinity for Joe. Soon she is consumed by his case--and Joe himself. Meanwhile, Lily's neighbor, Carla is struggling to find her footing at ...more
    ♥ Sandi ❣
    4 Stars

    Nice debut fiction book. A mystery thriller that touches on murder, prison, a new attorney, a new marriage and discontent. The book changes midway through to a later date in time, once one of the young characters has grown into an adult.

    Lily and Ed are married. But should they be? Lily has a number of secrets, that she has not shared with Ed. Ed is also sitting on a secret. Ed is temperamental and starts to be very controlling. Lily, being a young attorney, is working later and later on
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    Linda Strong
    There are secrets and there are lies. And every lie means more lies have to be said. Secrets can stay secret forever, until guilt steps in.

    Lily is a brand new lawyer, married to Ed, an artist but one that is not known as yet. The marriage is not a solid one, there are secrets that Lily has, and it seems like Ed has his own secrets as well.

    Taking on her first murder case, she is strangely drawn to this man. He's going to play a very large part of this story.

    Francesca and her 9-year-old daughter,
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    Obsidian
    Well this wasn't that great to me. We have two characters that were terrible in their own ways and I guess what the author considered twists/reveals. In the end the lack of development and interesting plot left me bored when the book finally gets to the end. I would call this out as similar to "The Girl Before" with two women who should know better getting involved with sub-par men. It drives me up the wall that the big thing in this genre now is a woman who either is being lied to by a man and ...more
    Lorena
    Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Me ha gustado muchísimo. Es una novela muy entretenida que hace que vayas queriendo saber más y más a medida que pasan los capítulos. Os la recomiendo sin lugar a dudas, sobre todo si estáis de bajón lector. Esta os enganchará seguro.
    Margaret Madden
    I gave up after 140 pages. The child's voice was age inappropriate and the meandering storyline held no appeal. I will pass on to guest reviewer to see if it was just me...
    Sherri Thacker
    Wow. Could not put this book down till I finished it!! Lots of twists and turns!!
    Karen
    Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    My Husband's Wife Written by Jane Corry

    I think this is a unique novel of the thriller genre. It is told by the point's of view of both Lily and Carla. Lily and Ed are a married couple who sometimes babysit a young manipulative Carla who is known as the Italian girl. Carla and her mother live in the same apartment complex as Lily and Ed. Carla's mother asks Lily and Ed to babysit Carla while Carla's mother goes to work every Sunday. Carla's mother is really secretly meeting Larry with the shiny n
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