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It's Always the Husband

A Novel

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"If you loved Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, put this thriller on the top of your list…you won’t be sure “whodunit” until the very (shocking) end.

*Named one of "50 Best Books for the Beach" by Coastal Living
*Named one of "7 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Month" by InStyle
*Named one of "6 Books to Cure Your Little Big Lies Withdrawal" by
*Named one of "20 Must-Read Books for Spring 2017" by Redbook
*Named one of "8 Thrillers You Will Devour This Summer" by BuzzFeed

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past. And Jenny was a striver—brilliant, ambitious, and determined to succeed. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other.

But twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump.

How did it come to this?
Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door. But how can these three women love and hate each other? Can feelings this strong lead to murder? When one of them dies under mysterious circumstances, will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?

A suspenseful, absorbing novel that examines the complexities of friendship, It’s Always the Husband will keep readers guessing right up to its shocking conclusion.

Praise for It's Always the Husband:

“A page-turning whodunnit that will speak to anyone who’s ever had a frenemy.” –Ruth Ware, bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin Ten

"This book is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies." –Redbook Magazine

"Fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn meet your next obsession." —BuzzFeed

"In the tradition of Big Little Lies comes the excellently titled It's Always the Husband, a thriller about three friends–frenemies, really–who met as college roommates." –New York Post

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 06, 2017 – Thrust together as roommates freshman year at New Hampshire's tony Carlisle College (think Dartmouth) sometime in the 1990s, three wildly disparate young women forge a bond that will shape and later shatter their lives in this suspenseful if soapy debut from former federal prosecutor Campbell. You can't blame emotionally needy scholarship student Aubrey Miller, daughter of a struggling Las Vegas single mom, or even hypercompetent townie Jenny Vega, for being sucked into the orbit of dazzling, daring golden girl Kate Eastman, along with Carlisle's most eligible males, including fabulously rich Griff Rothenberg and hunky hockey player Lucas Arsenault (who also happens to have been Jenny's high school crush). But anyone too close to the dangerously troubled Kate risks getting burnt, as evidenced in a shocking tragedy freshman spring and murder two decades later. Demonstrating diabolical plotting chops and an ability to convincingly conjure settings, Campbell crafts a twisty page-turner that might have been even more powerful if so many of the principals didn't prove rotten at the core. 100,000 announced first printing.

Customer Reviews

Poison Deceit & Suspense Until the Bitter End

Kate Eastman is poison. Like quicksilver, she’s beautiful and slippery, but her unique talent is sliding into the cracks in people—those flaws in someone’s character that might not be disasterous normally, but once Kate seeps in become fatal.

In Kate, Michele Campbell writes a multi-dimensional character who is so much more than a cliched narcissist. Yes, Kate manipulates. Yes, she’s selfish. But she’s also alternately vulnerable, confused, lost, and even at times, guilty. Most of all, Kate believes herself, no matter what cloak she’s donned, and because of that, everyone around her believes her too. They believe her when she’s the life of the party. They believe her when she’s using and discarding them. They believe her when she’s their best friend, the great love of their lives, or a mean, vindictive witch.

And maybe part of the reason the people who surround Kate believe her is because no matter what role she’s playing it makes them feel like more. If she’s in fine form, they get to share her glow. If she’s a wreck they get to shine by comparison.

In addition to exceptional characters It’s Always the Husband revolves around a murder, and Campbell keeps the mystery of the murderer’s identity until the bitter end of the novel. Along with that final reveal there is a sense of just rewards that gives this dark book an almost "happily ever after" ending. It’s intriguing, twisted, and beautiful all at the same time. Kind of like Kate.
#pageturner #mystery #greatcharacters #superiorworldbuilding

Mystery with twists

I enjoyed this book. It had an interesting storyline with twists.

Waste of money

No suspense, obvious ending. Characters were not believable. Dialogue was cheesy. Don't waste your time.

It's Always the Husband
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: May 16, 2017
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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