The Other Husband – ARC Book Review

The Other Husband: A gripping psychological thriller by [Kathryn Croft]

No. of pages:- 282 pages

Date published:- 14th October 2021

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

Publisher:- Canelo

Rating:- 4/5 stars

One dinner party will destroy everything.

The night that throws a wrecking ball into Abby’s life starts out perfectly at first. There’s still a hint of summer sun in the purple-streaked sky. Abby and her best friend, Sienna, look on fondly as their two husbands laugh under the garden gazebo. None of them know it’s the last time they will be together again.

What starts out as just a little fun, has devastating consequences for the couples. Alone with Sienna’s husband, Greg, Abby finds him unexpectedly charming. And something happens that night that neither she nor Greg can take back.

Abby is desperate to tell her husband and Sienna the truth, but can’t risk Greg sharing what he knows about her. She has no choice but to keep quiet. Then Greg suddenly disappears.

Is her best friend’s husband simply running from his secrets? Or has someone decided they can’t risk that he may share theirs?

The most gripping and twisty psychological thriller you’ll read this year from #1 bestseller Kathryn Croft. Perfect for readers who loved Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train.

One Dinner Party, One Crazy Idea then a terrible nightmare.

Plot:- Abby and Rob are happily married. Sienna and Greg seemed to be having some trouble in marriage. Abby and Sienna meets in a pilates class, and then gets invited to a dinner party, where Sienna suggesting swapping husbands for one night–Abby with Greg, Sienna with Rob. Something happens between Abby and Greg that Abby is afraid of her husband and Sienna finding out. Then one day Greg goes missing.

Writing:- The story is told from the perspectives of Abby and Sienna. We know Abby is hiding something but as a reader, you are curious–what is she really hiding? Sienna believes Abby is having an affair with Greg and accuses Abby. Is Sienna right? This fast paced thriller will put you as a reader at the edge and I was so determined to find out what Abby’s secret was–there were some twists and turns along the way. However, at the end, we do find what Abby’s secret was but I wasn’t really satisfied much with the ending. The writing was good however and the author did a good job drawing the reader into the story, feeling like they are also a part of the story.

Character:- Sienna and Abby are OK characters to me–I feel Abby is naive and Sienna is a bit too over the top.

Overall:-It was a fast paced thriller with twists and turns you wouldn’t expect–worth four stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Canelo for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Kathryn Croft

Kathryn is the bestselling author of seven psychological thrillers and to date she has sold over one million copies of her books. Her third book, The Girl With No Past spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart, and she has also appeared on the Wall Street Journal’s bestsellers list.

With publishing deals in fifteen different countries, Kathryn’s next two books are set to be be published in October 2021 and February 2022. Kathryn writes full time and is now hard at work on her tenth book.

After twelve years living in London, she now lives in Guildford, Surrey, the place she grew up, with her husband, two children and two crazy cats.

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