PUBLISHED BY PENGUIN 21st JUNE 2019
Jane Corry is a former magazine journalist who spent three years working as the writer-in-residence of a high security prison for men. She had never been inside a jail before and this often hair-raising experience helped inspire her Sunday Times-bestselling psychological thrillers, My Husband’s Wife, Blood Sisters and The Dead Ex.
Jane is a regular life story judge for the Koestler Awards given to prisoners for art and writing. Until recently, Jane was a tutor in creative writing at Oxford University, and she now runs writing workshops in her local area of Devon and speaks at literary festivals all over the world. She has three grown up children and wrote the ‘Diary of a First-Time Grandmother’ column for the Daily Telegraph. TV rights have recently been bought for the serialisation of My Husband’s Wife.
Every Monday, 49-year-old Ellie looks after her grandson Josh. She loves him more than anyone else in the world. The only thing that can mar her happiness is her husband’s affair. But he swears it’s over now, and Ellie has decided to be thankful for what she’s got.
One day, while she’s looking after Josh, her husband gets a call from that woman. And just for a moment, Ellie takes her eyes off her grandson. What happens next will change her life forever.
Because Ellie is hiding something in her past.
And what looks like an accident could start to look like murder…
WHAT DID I THINK – This was excellent, it follows two characters. Jo the homeless person which really makes you realise what it must be like to live on the street or wherever you can. Then you have Ellie who is constantly thinking about her husband and his affair. As the lives intertwined together, neither have had an easy life so the struggles they both have link them but also make you aware of how fragile life is and mental health. You go through a few emotions reading this and the research must have been hard as sometimes you just want to cry with frustration, especially about the traumas of not having a home and the many examples of why not. A very interesting and enlightening story that I did enjoy and learnt from it. Thank you to Netgalley for giving me the chance to read and review with my honest opinion.
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