My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England
I recently picked up a copy of My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England when I was at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. The book was on my TBR list, so I was pleased to see it, but I had never ead anything by this author previously, so I did not know exactly waht to expect. I was pleasantly surprised.
My Husband’s Lies is a book about secrets, betrayal, friendship, lies, relationships and affairs. I was immediately intrigued by the title as I can’t resist stories about secrets and lies. However, I did find the number of characters that was introduced at the start was slightly overwhelming: it got me very confused and I had to keep skipping back to try to get my head round who was who, but I am glad I persevered.
With My Husband’s Lies, the book takes the reader on a behind the scenes look at what goes on behind closed doors and when the fake smiles fade. With each couple facing their own troubles, it’s truly fascinating and relatable. I’m so glad I kept reading as the characters are worth getting to know and once they start the revelations keep coming right up until the end which is a real shock.
This book would make an excellent book group read and I will certainly read more by this author.
Born Yorkshire lass, Caroline studied Law at the University of Manchester and stayed over the border. Caroline became a partner in a Solicitors’ practice and started writing when she deserted the law to bring up her three lovely daughters. In addition to the publication of her short story collection, Watching Horsepats Feed the Roses by ACHUKAbooks, Caroline has had short stories and poems published in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies. Her debut novel, Beneath the Skin, was published by Avon HarperCollins on 5 October 2017. My Husband’s Lies followed on 17 May 2018.