My Husband’s Girlfriend – ARC Book Review

My Husband's Girlfriend: A completely unputdownable psychological thriller with a nail-biting twist by [Sheryl Browne]

She told my little boy a secret and now he’s gone…

Tucking her little boy Ollie into bed one night, Sarah notices his beloved teddy bear, which she bought him when he was born, is missing and in its place is a new toy given to him by her ex-husband’s new girlfriend, Laura. When she asks Ollie about it, he begins to shift uncomfortably, before whispering ‘Laura told me a big secret and she said I can never tell you’.

Sarah’s heart sinks. But when she raises her concerns, nobody wants to listen. To everyone else, Laura is the perfect stepmother and Sarah is just the jealous ex-wife. But Sarah knew the moment she met Laura she couldn’t trust her, from her overly perfect stepmother act to the way she evaded questions about her own history.

Soon Ollie is asking to spend more time with his dad and Laura, and shrinking away from Sarah. Then, when she calls to him in the garden one day, Ollie doesn’t answer back. The garden is silent. Ollie’s sandpit is empty. Ollie has disappeared.

Sarah and Steve are separated and together they have a son named Ollie. Now they are both seeing other partners–Sarah is seeing Joe, who is working in the law enforcements and Steve is seeing a woman named Laura, who is working in the hospice and who seemed to be having a mysterious past.. So when Sarah starts sending Ollie to spend the weekends with Laura and Steve, she finds odd things–the fact that Ollie had a bunny doll with one of his ears being cut off and a Whale doll given to Ollie by Laura. Then Sarah, finds some disturbing and mysterious things about Laura and wondered if she made a right decision to allow Ollie to spend the night with Laura.

This was her third book I have read and to me it was actually good! The story was intense and as a reader, I was wondering was Sarah was simply worried or jealous that Ollie seemed to be close to Laura? Though it was fast paced, there were not much twists and turns but the ending left me speechless and unexpected that I didn’t actually expect that ending!!! Character wise, I do feel sorry for Laura but I was also taking side of Sarah and Ollie sounded adorable. The situation seemed realistic to me. I also liked how as a backdrop and eventual twist at the end the author has put Joe’s relationship with his ex-wife Courtney. The writing was good and the author did a good job drawing the reader into the story.

Overall, an unputdownable book that will keep you up all night too! Worth four stars!

Sheryl Browne

Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taut, twisty psychological thriller. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies where she completed her MA in Creative Writing. Sheryl has also obtained a Certificate of Achievement in Forensic Science and – according to readers – she makes an excellent psychopath. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller MY HUSBAND’S GIRLFRIEND comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. Her previous works include seven previous psychological thrillers, all with Bookouture, and the DI Matthew Adams Crime Thriller series, along with contemporary fiction novels, The Rest of My Life and Learning to Love published by ChocLit.

Sheryl lives in Worcestershire UK with her husband and her rescue dogs, Brie and Pablo. She expects her family to grow, however. imminent arrivals being other rescue dogs with disabilities who need that extra special bit of love and care.

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