For fans of Apple Tree Yard and The Silent Wife, The Loving Husband draws readers into a marriage where nothing is as it seems....
Fran Hall and her husband Nathan have moved with their two children to a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens - a chance to get away from London and have a fresh start.
But when Fran wakes one night to find Nathan gone, she makes a devastating discovery. As questions about her husband and her relationships start to mount, Fran's life begins to spiral out of control.
What is she hiding from the police about her marriage, and does she really know the man she shared her bed with?
The Loving Husband is read by Clare Corbett, the acclaimed narrator of The Girl on the Train and The Widow.
A Richard & Judy Book Club pick.
©2015 Christobel Kent (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"Beware sleep deprivation. Christobel Kent is one mesmerising writer." (Alex Marwood)
"Sinister...Christobel Kent always writes with skill and elegance." (Literary Review)
"Wow. This one will keep your bedside light on until the small hours - it's unputdownable." (Richard & Judy)
The book has all the right ingredients of the great mystery "who's done it" type story: emotionally damaged main character, "evil" husband, turns and twists of the plot, eerie little cottage house in the middle of nowhere. But. The story just wasn't flowing for me, it felt dragged, the ending although wasn't very predictable seemed far fetched. Clare Corbett saved the story for me and I managed to listened to it to the end.
It was like two books in one and hard to keep track...it flips between the past and present without any breaks which made it hard to engage in the story. This was my first audible which I stuggled to finish and stopped at 30%. Hard to engage in any of the characters...
Mother of two boys, love listening to my audible books in the car on the way to work.
I listened to this book every opportunity I had. Narrated brilliantly, love the English references and a great read.
"Brilliant story and narration"
I loved this story, kept me up late at night and couldn't wait to get back to it. Finished it in 2 days. Narration was brilliant too.
"Was so excited waiting for this one!"
Sadly a little disappointed, the plot sounded like this book was right up my street, it did take me a couple of attempts to really get into this book, I was determined I wasn't going to give up. I did enjoy the book, a couple of things in the plot didn't ring true to me, won't spoil it for you though. But yes I did enjoy it, however the ending was a little disappointing. This book didn't leave me sat in the drive outside the house in the car, desperate to hear the next twist or turn, unlike many others I have listened to recently, Overall just a shame it didn't live up to my expectations.
"A Really Captivating Audio Book"
A gripping story with lots of intrigue and weaving. It is amongst the books that I was really sorry to finish. Narrated brilliantly too. I look forward to reading more from this Author.
"Not as good as expected"
Story jumped around a lot. Overall it seemed to plod along and not really go anywhere. Ending was poor.
"All over the place"
Not really. Over complicated. None of the characters were believable and very unsatisfactory conclusion.
Not what I expected at all, but once I started I was totally hooked! Not to be missed
"well worth the time"
Really enjoyed this book. full of suspense puzzle and surprises. Lovely to be glued to a book that's not predictable.
Kept my attention until the very end - a rarity! Audio narration good but why oh why so many 'poplaaaars'!?!
Another story of a weak woman who can't string a sentence together. Was hoping this book would get better so stuck with it to the end, sadly no.
"the most laborious audible 'read' I have had.."
This for me unfortunately, felt endless.
'breathless edgy staccato narration & a couple of ludicrously stereotyped characters made this one I had to stop before the end; I've no idea how this tale completes but heyho.
The writer clearly has talent with language but the plot..!
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