Title: My Husband’s Lies
Publication Day: April 9th 2020
Author: Emma Davies
When I stumbled across the listing for Pevensey House I knew I had found a way for my family to be free and I didn’t hesitate. I should have, I know that now…
When Thea sees her old family home is up for sale – a beautiful old rectory in the small town where she and her childhood sweetheart, now husband, Drew, grew up – she knows she has to have it. Her parents moved her away suddenly when she was eleven, but her childhood there was filled with happy memories. Drew seems less sure, but Thea is certain it’s the perfect place to raise their two children.
But as the last boxes are unpacked, Thea can’t seem to settle. She thought the move would bring her family closer together, but Drew is growing more distant. And why do old friends cross to the other side of the road when they see her coming?
Alone in the house, exploring the creaky corridors she used to cartwheel down as a young girl, Thea smiles as she slides open the loose panel she once used as a hiding place. But it only takes one look at the faded local newspaper clipping hidden inside for the bonds holding her perfect family together to break.
It’s not long before news of the scandal spreads further and the whole town turns against her. Thea’s life is in freefall as her head and her heart wrestle between taking the blame, and fighting for her innocence. In a small town where no one ever forgets the past, can Thea find a way to save her family’s future?
This heart-wrenching and gripping family drama will have you hooked from the very first page. Perfect for anyone who loves Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
My Husband’s Lie is the first book I have read by Emma Davies. While I was expecting more of a thriller story with twists and turns, the story reads more like a well thought out drama filled mystery.
Tired of the daily grind in London, with two kids, a husband and a house they have now outgrown, Thea thinks it is time for a change. So, when she sees her old childhood home, Pevensey House is up for sale, Thea and her husband Drew jump at the chance to move their family out to the country. But with unreliable memories of the past, is Pevensey House all it is cracked up to be?
I really love the setting of this story and how it takes place in such a close knit village. Emma Davies paints such a vivid scene and really draws her readers in with her beautiful scenery. It almost felt as if I was there. Everyone knows everyone and has either been living there since Thea’s childhood or have been recent transplants to village life. One thing stands out though, there is a really big secret that everyone seems to know and Thea can’t understand why she is given the cold shoulder and why her husband has grown a bit distant since the move.
Thea is a really strong character, one you can sympathize with. I really loved her relationship with her husband, Drew. They were childhood sweethearts and now have a loving marriage where they can both rely on one another. Her husband’s lie is a pretty big one, but when you think about it you can see where he is coming from. I think in the end Thea handled it the only way she knew how.
My Husband’s Lie is a gripping and emotional mystery laced with a strong message about strength and character. I definitely stayed up well into the evening reading this story and it is one I can definitely recommend.
After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.
After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.
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