Tuesday, November 21, 2023

My Husband's Lies

My Husband's Lies by Liz Lawler
11/20/23; 342 pages

My Husband's Lies by Liz Lawler is a recommended thriller.

Kate is a doctor, her husband Mark is an airline pilot, and they have a young son, Jacob. Mark is being questioned by the police in connection with the murder of a young woman in Barcelona and Kate is unsure she can really trust him. Then Mark is hit by a car, hospitalized, and in a medically induced coma while the police plan to arrest him. When Mark's friend, Robert, shows up with another co-worker, Olivia, they assure Kate they are there to help and support her as she tries to prove her husband's innocence while she also questions if she can trust him.

My Husband's Lies is a fast-paced thriller full of flawed people. The narrative is mainly told through Kate's point-of-view, whose judgement is questionable at times. While the plot starts out intriguing, it becomes formulaic. There is also a point where a huge suspension of disbelief is required for the plot to even continue. What mother would trust some random co-worker of her husband, one she has never met, to stay in her home and take care of her child? Uh, no one I have ever known would even consider this. Once this leap is taken, the plot becomes very predictable. Interesting, but not utterly gripping or jaw dropping.

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Bookouture via NetGalley.

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