My April reads round-up doesn’t contain as many books as I’d like, but I’m ahead on my Goodreads Reading Challenge so it’s not something to worry about just yet.
My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry*
Opening with news of a violent crime My Husband’s Wife* rewinds fifteen years to unravel the events, which led to murder.
Lily and Ed meet at a party, Ed proposes on their second date and they marry shortly after. But all is not as happy as newly married life should be. Lily and Ed are keeping secrets from each other, secrets that will put their marriage to the test if revealed.
Lily is a criminal defence lawyer while Ed works in advertising, but dreams of making it big as an artist. Lily’s first case involves Joe Thomas, a man she finds herself irresistibly drawn to.
Carla is a young girl struggling to fit in at school. A combination of being Italian and not being able to afford the latest “must have” clothes or toys mean she is marked as different. Carla knows what she wants and finds a way to get it.
When Lily agrees to look after Carla, while her mother is at work, Ed finds his muse. ‘The Italian Girl’ eventually brings success Ed’s way.
Told from alternating perspectives, My Husband’s Wife* explores what it means to be human – flaws and all. Jane Corry skilfully intertwines the lives of complex characters leaving the reader in no doubt that good people sometimes do bad things.