The Good Husband by Abigail Osborne
Review by Kelly Lacey
As I began to read the book I was unsure if it was for me. It was different and unlike a lot of books, I wasn’t able to preempt what was coming. Which in itself tells you how clever the writing is.
Boy oh, boy am I glad that I stayed on the journey with the book because it is one of the best books I have ever read. When you finish the book, you realise why you needed the slow burn build-up a the start because once Ms Osborne starts to add the action you just can’t stop turning the pages. You will be wowing out loud and your chin will hit the floor. It is actually very clever as the slow burn starts to lull you into a comfortable but false sense of security.
I read Ms Osborne’s first book The Puppet Master and I enjoyed it. But I can see the huge growth in confidence and quality with her writing in The Good Husband. I feel like for a while I have been reading very similar books. The same plot but with different characters. Then The Good Husband comes along and it is fresh, original and extremely unique. A much-needed and welcome addition to the crime fiction reader community
I was really invested in Jack’s journey. He’s an interesting and well-developed character. I loved the high-intensity part of the book and I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough. I also feel this would make an excellent audiobook with a good narrator.
I could talk about this book for ages but it is difficult to deep dive without giving spoilers. My takeaway from the book was that I was in awe of the quality of the writing and hugely satisfied as a reader.
Fresh, original and extremely unique!
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