The Dead Husband

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The Dead Husband is the story of a woman named Rose who finds her husband dead in their bed from an overdose of pills mixed with alcohol. Not being able to make ends meet as a suspense novelist, Rose must face her toxic past and move back in with her father, taking her eleven-year-old son, Max, with her. The eeriness of the book seeps in as we meet Rose’s father, Logan, and her evil sister, Cora. Although the death of Rose’s husband was marked as an accidental overdose/suicide, there is one detective who thinks that Rose killed her husband. After all, she did write about it in her latest novel.

This book started off really good. The character development was well done, as were the alternating chapters from the points of view of Rose and the detective. I felt that the middle of the book became really boring. Then it picked back up at the end and bam! You’re hit with the solution of what really happened to Rose’s husband. The book ends so abruptly that if you don’t pay attention, you might miss it. A decent read but nothing too great.

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Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Sourcebooks
Publish Date 04-May-2021
ISBN 9781728225081 Buy this Book
Issue June 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller