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Her Second Husband

By: Jane E. James
Narrated by: Claire Rushbrook
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Publisher's Summary

This title contains mature themes, strong language, and sexual content. Listener discretion is advised.

Your husband’s dead. He’s never coming back. So why is he on a dating site asking you to go out with him?

Then

Linda has it all: a gorgeous home, a devoted husband, two loving daughters. But she throws it all away to chase an impossible dream.

Now

Linda is alone and penniless, living in a shabby rented flat. With nothing to lose, she signs up to a dating app for the over 50s. But the one man who responds to her profile, a man calling himself Tony Fortin, is not who he says he is.

Linda recognises him immediately. He’s Marcus, her second husband.

But that’s impossible. Marcus died eight months ago. He drowned off the coast of Corfu.

As Linda digs deeper, she discovers that the man she married second time around had been keeping secrets from her. Very dark secrets.

Now the one person who can help her is the person who has every reason not to get involved.

Her first husband.

©2023 Jane E. James (P)2024 Audible Ltd.

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Story ok if you can get past the awful protagonist

Can’t give away why the lead is just pathetic. The story’s good but could’ve been streamlined which may have made it harder to be so over Linda.

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Cringe

The narrator was fabulous. I listened because I wanted to know what happened. The style of writing was full of statements and descriptions that made me cringe

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It’s not usual that I despise the main character

This audiobook was different to most things I read. I just could not like the main character, it is definitely not a feel good story. It was sad & everyone seemed sad & bad.

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How did I manage to finish this ?

The story had some potential but quickly disintergrated into a totally unbelievable mess.
The story lines just became so messy and convoluted.
The main character was a complete nutcase and so very difficult to empathise with.
Could have been okay but they dragged it on way too far.
if it wasn't a freebie I would have returned it.

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Women

The book kept my interest all the way through. Enjoyed it to the end. Good story.

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Tedious and Repetitive

Read well and the basic story ok but overly long and repetitive. Main character was pathetic. Very tiresome.

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Interesting

Interesting concept for a book. Lots of twists and turns. Never known people to vomit so much in all my life though.

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boring narrator, slow story

the story is slow, I didn't finish the book.
lots of repetition...
I hate the name Marques now
the narrator made the story even sader

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hateful character

A good page turner as it kept you guessing. The main character is so hateful & contrary it almost made me give up, but the promise of the reveal was tempting enough to keep listening. Narration was perfect.

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Ok story but too many words

This book needed about half the words. It was a terrible edit. Went on and on saying the same thing in places or even contradicting. It seems completely unnecessary and annoying to listen to. I got through the whole book. But just to hear the out come of the pretty good story.

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