Tuesday 6 December 2022

My Husband's Killer by Laura Marshall #MyHusbandsKiller @laurajm8 @BooksSphere @Bookish_Becky #BookReview


Three couples. One murder. A holiday to die for . . .

We arrived at a villa on the Amalfi Coast, ready to enjoy a sun-soaked weekend with our oldest friends - and one new face.

By the end of the weekend, my husband is found dead.

But how can I mourn him, when on the day of his funeral I discover he was having an affair?

The only suspects are the women we went on holiday with. My oldest, closest friends.

I really want to dig into my husband's secret? Do I really want to know who betrayed me?

My Husband's Killer by Laura Marshall is published on 29 November 2022 by Sphere Books. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review. 

There are lots of novels around at the moment that centre around friends who go on holiday together, I really enjoy them and this one is one of the best that I've read in a long while. Despite the fairly large cast of characters, which does take some sorting out at the beginning, it's a novel filled with suspense, intrigue and mystery.

The story begins after the group of friends took their short break to the Amalfi Coast. It's the day of Andrew's funeral. Andrew was one of the guests, he and his wife Liz joined the others for a few days of relaxation, sunshine, good food and lots to drink. Andrew didn't return from the trip, he's missing, feared drowned and the authorities have pronounced him dead. Whilst Liz is devastated that her husband of twenty-five years, and the father of her two boys has died so tragically, she's also made a discovery.  She's now angry and determined to find out which of her so-called best friends have betrayed her. 

The reader is taken back to the holiday in Italy. The setting is beautiful, the gorgeous villa, all paid for by Todd, is pure luxury and the friends want for nothing. Todd is Saffie's new boyfriend and not so well known by the others. They all knew and loved Saffie's husband Owen, and Andrew was especially close to Owen. He's struggling to accept Todd's hospitality, he has feelings of guilt that Owen is now living along in a crummy flat whilst his wife and children live in luxury. 

I was utterly engrossed by the interactions between these people. They are all glitz and glamour at first sight, but this clever author reveals so much more about each one of them. Their back stories, their flaws, their weaknesses. All are exposed and all add depth to what becomes a story that is so intriguing. 

With twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes, My Husband's Killer is an enjoyable read that kept me guessing throughout. Great plot, amazing characterisation and a setting that is just beautiful. 

Laura Marshall is the bestselling author of three psychological thrillers. Her debut novel, Friend Request, was a Kindle No.1 and Sunday Times bestseller, with over half a million copies sold in the UK. Laura's books have sold in twenty-four territories around the globe.

She grew up in Wiltshire, studied English at the University of Sussex and currently lives in Kent with her family.

For more information visit Laura's website www.lauramarshall.co.uk or find her at www.facebook.com/lauramarshallauthor or on Twitter @laurajm8

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