The New Husband
-He knows all her favorite foods, music, and movies.
-Her son adores him. He was there when she needed him most.
-He anticipates her every need.
-He would never betray her like her first husband.
The perfect husband. He checks all the boxes.
The question is, why?
Nina Garrity learned the hard way that her missing husband, Glen, had been lead ...more
This book hooked me up from the first sentence. I couldn’t stop reading. I couldn’t also bite my nails because they were too short and freshly manicured so I accidentally consumed 3 bags of doritos, 2 bags of gummy bears, 2 pounds of tomatoes (I might have killed ...more
Nina heard the hurt in Simon’s words and her heart ached for him. He was trying so hard to make it work for everyone, Maggie included.
This was a VERY frustrating domestic thriller. There must have been exceptions in the past, but right now I'm going to put it down to my inability to deal with that particular type of mystery/thriller where the reader knows everything that is going on and has to sit and wait until the characters quit scratching their heads and finally catch up.
Thrillers are my ...more
I agree that it was a little slow to start but when it did? It zooooomed and it was a really wild ride.
The writing is quite good. The author expertly shows us how emotional abusers ramp up gradually making their target feel crazy; the gaslighting in particular was so perfectly illustrated. (TW here, BTW.)
The real star of this show, however, is the characterization of 13 year old Maggie. She is everything.
Thank you to D.J. Palmer, St. ...more
The New Husband is an over-the-top psychological thriller about a woman who finds love with a man who may or may not be a psychopath.
Nina, a single mother of two, has found love again. After her husband mysteriously disappeared without a trace a year and a half ago, she began dating Simon Fitch, a teacher at her daughter, Maggie’s middle school. Nina’s friends and Maggie have qualms about Simon, but she decides to embrace love and move in with him. Nina thinks she has found the man of her ...more
Whew! FINALLY!!! I have been reading (or attempting to read) some less than enjoyable books lately. This was like a breath of dark, twisted, creepy air.
My first bit of advice is this: go into this one as blind as possible. The synopsis is enough. Nina Garrity has moved on since the disappearance of her husband, Glen. After the police came to her door to tell her that his bloody boat was found but not his body, she learned some hard truths about him. Then she took a ...more
This book shattered a good portion of my hopeless romantic heart and now I need my harem of swoon worthy book boyfriends to glue it back together and kiss it better. I’m fairly new to the domestic thriller scene, and The New Husband is full of marriage nightmares. Although I did enjoy the book, it was also, um, you guessed it, quite predictable for me.
In the two years since the disappearan...more
Two years after her husband, Glen, mysteriously disappears, Nina Garrity is working hard to return her life to normalcy.
For one reason or another, Nina believes that Glen walked out on their family of his own volition.
She feels betrayed that he would just leave her and more importantly, their two children, Connor and Maggie.
In spite of all this, when Simon Fitch walks into her life, she is charmed by him and ready to give love another shot.
Throwing caution to the wind, ...more
I can’t resist ...
I don’t drop spoiler-bombshells - often in reviews- but I was ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING ... when discussing this book with my husband, Paul.
It’s amazing how fun & alive books become with buddy/chats.
This wasn’t the first time I’ve laughed (inappropriately actually) - when reading a domestic-psychological thriller book.
The uncontrollable laughter happened to me at the end of the book, “The Couple Nex ...more
The new husband...what if he’s just too good to be true!? What if he just wants you to think that!?
For Nina it’s time to move forward. Her not exactly devoted husband has been gone for close to two years now. He vanished into thin air – not necessarily a bad thing! But he’s left Nina with a big ZERO in her accounts and plenty of questions still unanswered.
She’s met a new man Simon and feels confident he’s the one. A real keeper! Due to Nina’s lack of income and savings she makes the easy de ...more
This thriller is mediocre, at best.
The plot is so far-fetched that it became comical.
Nina-the new wife- is a poorly written character who's thoughts and actions often contradict themselves and I found reading from her POV a struggle.
The other two POVs are definitely better but not enough to save this book from being a disappointment.
".... 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙗𝙖𝙜 𝙤𝙛 𝙟𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙨, 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙛𝙡 ...more
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Nina and her two children are moving in with Nina’s new boyfriend, Simon. Sixteen-year-old, Conner seems to be fine with it, but thirteen-year-old, Maggie is not happy with the move or the new man in their lives. It doesn’t help that Simon is also the social studies teacher at Maggie’s school.
Nina still feels the sting of betrayal when she thinks of her husband, Glen. Memories of the terrible day the police came to the door ...more
After Nina's cheating husband Glen goes missing she moves on. Even though Glen's body has never been found she decides he either died or left her so either way he is not coming back. Her daughter Maggie on th ...more
What a thrill this book was! I kinda figured that the new husband would be the villain (sorry if you feel like that’s a spoiler... 😉 but.... come on... 🤗 it’s implied with the title🤓). But this still took its share of twisty turns that were totally not expected. I was on the edge of my seat 😧(or bed... as it’s well past my bedtime), cause I just h ...more
The first 50% of the novel is so very slow...yet somehow, some way, it kept me reading.
And though there was definitely an underlying creepy vibe throughout, my biggest issue with this story was Nina's idiocy. Most of her family, all her friends, and even a stranger or two told her Simon was bad news, yet despite admitting she made terrible choices regarding the men in her life, she kept defending him ...more
In another eight months or so, the court would most likely grant Nina her divorce from Glen, after which she might feel ready to say yes to Simon's marriage proposal so he could officially become her new husband. New Hampshire law was quite specific: spousal abandon ...more
It wasn’t a favorite for me.
Glen Garrity went out fishing one morning and never returned. His boat was floating, the deck covered in blood, but no body was found. Did he drown? Or did he run off with another woman, as a certain photo might suggest?
His wife, Nina, has moved on with Simon Fitch, a teacher from her daughter Maggie’s middle school. Nina is amazed that she has f ...more
Poor Nina Garrity! Not only is her husband missing, but it seems as if he was a two timing embezzler who had her fooled from the get go. So much for wine and roses! However Nina has a new man ...more
Unfortunately, that's how I felt about The New Husband. The majority of the book was set upon the ol' adage: "If it's too good to be true, it probably is." From beginning to end, we readers were expected to look the other way as scenarios were contrived with a sledge hammer. Too many boulders in the road for me.
The New Husband begins with a pilotless boat with a barking dog aboar ...more
Things that make you go “Hmm.”
Nina Garrity’s husband Glen disappears mysteriously yet 3 (three) months later, she finds love with her thirteen year old daughter’s teacher, Simon Fitch. Real Nice. Now they are moving in together.
Can you see my eyes rolling?
Swept off of her feet, Nina is madly in love. Of course it helps that Simon’s bank account enables him to take care of her and both of her kids. If only he got along with her thirteen year old daughter Maggie. Maggie however is suspi ...more
How well do you know the ones you love? While Nina’s husband has been missing, she finds out he’s led a double life with another woman. Now he may have drowned, and Nina is ready to move on. She meets Simon, a teacher from her daughter’s school, who lost in first wife to suicide. They fall in love and Simon is everything Nina wants, except he may be on the controlling side.
Has Nina chosen the right man? Or has she made anoth ...more
Now, she’s involved with Simon, who on the surface seems perfect. Maybe a little too perfect? Maggie, her 13 year old daughter, sees a different side to Simon.
We hear from both Nina and Maggie, among others. I got a kick out of Maggie’s chapters. ...more
THE NEW HUSBAND (to be)....devoted new beau or too good to be true?
The answer seemed obvious (to me) early on....But what is this dude's agenda?
I had to keep turning the pages to find out as Nina continually questions her memory, her conversations, her hostile daughter Maggie and her rather quick decision to move her two children into a new home with a new man when hus...more
I loved Saving Meghan, loved. This book does not read like it was written by the same author. The writing wasn't good, the story was choppy and didn't flow, the dialogue was forced, and I hated all of the characters. The chapters written from Maggie's perspective were the worst. Even the fact that Nina moved in with Simon because she couldn't afford her current house was ridiculous. ...more
Twists and turns and so much going on that you had to keep turning the pages.
5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
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I am giving this book 2.5 stars
It started off quite interesting, and then I quickly began to lose interest. I thought that it was very predictable, and that the characters were ones that I could not emphasise with. The storyline was just a tad on the hokey side for my liking. This actually felt like a YA book to me, and perh ...more
WARNING, I’m about to give something away so stop reading now if you don’t want to know: because I have an aunt you was a victim of domestic violence (which ended in her gruesome murder), I volunteered at a shelter and le ...more
D.J. PALMER is the author of numerous critically acclaimed suspense novels, including Delirious and Desperate. After receiving his master’s degree from Boston University, he spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer before turning his attention to writing. He lives in New Hampshire where he is at work on his next novel.
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