The Accidental Husband – Jane Green

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Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Penguin (14 Mar 2013)

From the back cover:

Jane Green’s The Accidental Husband is a powerful story about two women connected by an earth-shattering secret.  Maggie and Sylvie are perfect strangers: two very different women, living very different lives on opposite coasts. But they share more in common than they could ever imagine. Both women have beautiful children on the verge of flying the nest, the home they worked hard to build and always longed for, and a handsome and devoted husband they can’t believe belongs to them. Both women think their lives are seamlessly secure, but they couldn’t be more wrong . . .For each is about to discover a secret that will shake their world to the very core, throwing into doubt everything they ever thought they knew, and bringing Maggie and Sylvie together in the most unexpected way.

My review:

I read this book when it came out last year, i think Kobo had it on a 99p offer and it was recommended by them based on my previous purchases.

I had never read any Jane Green books before and this was a lovely story to read, perfect for a holiday. I’m not going to insult the author by claiming it is “light reading” because there are parts of it that are really difficult subjects and it did make me cry a couple of times. Yes, it’s a bit predictable where it’s going to go at one point but there are enough twists and turns to keep you going. I love that it shows how modern technology and social media mean that lies can (and will) catch up with you.  I also really enjoyed how the relationships and friendships between two families were formed and played out at the end. Very uplifting.

I will definitely look out for more Jane Green in the future.

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