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My Husband's Wife: A Novel por Jane Corry
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My Husband's Wife: A Novel (original 2016; edición 2017)

por Jane Corry (Autor)

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When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything. But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door neighbor Carla may be only nine, but she has already learned that secrets are powerful things. That they can get her whatever she wants. When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.--… (más)
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Título:My Husband's Wife: A Novel
Autores:Jane Corry (Autor)
Info:Penguin Books (2017), Edition: Reprint, 369 pages
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This book landed in my ever-growing pile of books dumped for content. I tend to read (for the most part – there are a few exceptions you may see in my GoodReads “Read” list) clean fiction embedded in traditional values. While I support ever author to write whatever the heck they want, I do object to editors and publishers forcing various points of view into a book, simply to meet some arbitrary quota. While I can’t ever prove that’s happened, sometimes I get that “feeling”, you know?

Anyhow, this one ended up on the discard pile at page 262. Prior to that I was enjoying the suspense, the mystery, the U.K. setting, and wondering what the heck that title was about! I ignored the comment on page 133 that Ed’s great uncle “was the other way inclined, if you get my meaning,” as it did fit the storyline (I won’t ruin the plot point for you, in case you do want to read it). But – huge eye roll – Lily saying on page 262 that, “Maybe Ross is jealous of Ed’s change of fortune. Or, if he is gay, maybe he’s jealous of me.” Added nothing to the plot in my opinion, so it rung of forced diversity in my opinion, which isn’t necessary – there are all kinds of books out there for all kinds of readers, so why do this?

Anyway, I fully support the author to make whatever choices they want, but this one just wasn’t for me and my followers who look for more classic scenarios.

Adding an extra star for getting that far in the book and still enjoying it. It was well written and I am still intrigued by the mystery involved and wondering what happens. ( )
  Desiree_Reads | Aug 31, 2021 |
Couldn't put this one down and kept thinking about after finishing. Although some of the story was typical, there was enough that was different to be interesting. ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
MY HUSBAND’S WIFE is a difficult book to review because I changed my mind about it so many times. I was bored at first, then it was absorbing, then everything was tied up too neatly.

But one really great thing to say about this story is that you will change your mind over and over about who is good and who is bad. This is what will keep you reading to the end.

First Carla is a nine-year-old and Lily is in her 20s, a newlywed. You will feel sorry for Carla because she is bullied in school. Then you will see how she manipulates the adults around her. In that, she is much like her mother.

Next is Lily the lawyer, who is married to Ed and cannot quite believe how she got so lucky. She is new to the law and allows herself to be taken in by (and taken with) her client, a prisoner arrested for murder.

Carla and her mother live in the same apartment building as Lily and Ed. Every Sunday Carla‘s mother claims to have to go to work when she leaves Carla with Lily and Ed.

Cut to about 12 years later. Carla and her mother have been living in Italy, but Carla has returned to England. She has a plan to find Lily and Ed and hit them up for money. At this point, the book didn’t bore me anymore.

So the lives of four characters, Carla, Lily, Ed, and Lily’s client, who never goes away, are forever intertwined. And the reader won’t be able to decide whether each of them is good or bad as evidence keeps mounting.

I am in a similar dilemma about the book. That is, for the most part, I guess, it’s good but not great. ( )
  techeditor | Feb 3, 2021 |
What if your life was built on a lie? When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But when she takes on her first criminal case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who's accused of murder. A man she will soon be willing to risk everything for. But is he really innocent? And who is she to judge?
  Lin456 | Oct 20, 2020 |
Well this wasn't that great to me. We have two characters that were terrible in their own ways and I guess what the author considered twists/reveals. In the end the lack of development and interesting plot left me bored when the book finally gets to the end. I would call this out as similar to "The Girl Before" with two women who should know better getting involved with sub-par men. It drives me up the wall that the big thing in this genre now is a woman who either is being lied to by a man and or is lying to a man. The woman is probably blonde and or attractive. And the man in question may as well hold up a sign saying "I am evil" and the woman ignores all warning signs about the man and just goes traipsing along like it's not a big deal.

"My Husband's Wife" has two main characters, Lily and Carla. The book starts off with newly married Lily working on a potential case of an innocent man who was tried and convicted for the murder of his live in girlfriend.

Carla is Lily's 9 year old neighbor. Carla is dealing with her mother and her being gone a lot now that her mother is dating someone named Larry. Carla wishes that her mother was home more and wants more than anything to be rid of Larry.

Eventually the two characters stories sync up (it takes a little bit) when Lily comes home one day and finds Carla injured after an incident at her school. Carla's mother then starts to depend on Lily and her husband Ed to watch Carla for her.

Eventually things come to a head and the story skips ahead 16 years later when Carla is in her late 20s and Lily is in her 40s or I think just turned 40. The time jumps got to me after a while and I stopped paying attention.

Lily has issues galore. She is still shaken over the death of her brother from about a decade ago. She loves her new husband, but feels like he is only with her out of charity. The angst you get from Lily concerning that her husband can't love a woman her size (she's a 14) and the anger she has about his ex girlfriend is constant in the early part of the book. Lily also is naive as anything. She starts obsessing about the convicted criminal whose case she is working on who reminds her of her brother. That says it all right there right?

Carla is not a great character as child and it's even worse when she pops back up again as an adult. Carla runs around thinking she is owed something and uses her looks to get back at those she thinks have wronged her.

I have to say that books that come out saying they are a psychological thriller should actually be a psychological thriller. There is no "there" in this book. The author takes us down a long winding road to get to what happened with LIly's brother. And then it doesn't make sense to me when we get the reveal why in the world did Lily's mother react this way to her son's death (pretending he's not dead). I just rolled my eyes.

The writing wasn't great and the flow was awful. I think having an adult and a child as the main characters for the first half wasn't that great of an idea. It also grossed me out a bit when we get to the second part of the book when you read about Carla and who she eventually gets involved with.

The setting of London ends up reading as bleak and oppressive. Everyone is a liar and everyone is grossly unhappy.

The ending fizzled out a lot. It was just more justifications for the character of Lily to make about why she's a terrible person, but has reasons for it. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
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This book is dedicated to my amazing second husband, Shaun. Never a dull moment! Not only do you make me laugh but you also give me space to write. This dedication is also shared with my wonderful children who inspire me every day.
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When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything. But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door neighbor Carla may be only nine, but she has already learned that secrets are powerful things. That they can get her whatever she wants. When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.--

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