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My Other Husband: the heart-stopping new novel from the queen of the big reveal

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Mais para a frente, conforme vão surgindo algumas revelações surpreendentes, a história ganha um novo ritmo, tornando-se de leitura compulsiva. If you haven’t read anything by this author already, you need to and I will shout about it until you do 😂 Another massive 5 star read for me! I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nail, troubled many times as certain revelations took place. This book is a masterclass in perfectly-timed plot reveals, 3D characters and a very clever what-can-possibly-happen-next atmosphere that keeps you turning those pages.

There is plenty of tension and suspenseful moments and some well thought out plot twists as it builds to a very good ending.I was really excited about what I thought was being built up to, but it ended up going off on a completely different tangent to the one I was expecting. A unusual and thrilling tale of long kept secrets and dangerous obsession, combined with a cast of very strong characters. There is a split timeline so in the present, Cleo is an author – her book, The Baking Detective, is being adapted into a successful TV series and she’s working on the scripts.

I won’t say any more as I don’t want to put spoilers in this review but trust me, this is such a unique story – I haven’t read a thriller with something similar, so good! She is a very different person in the present day and it’s intriguing trying to work out what, how and why her life has imploded. I didn’t know what to expect from this book, I really had no clue what would happen and how it would end. There are some very dark, and in parts disturbing, aspects to the story but all done really well in a way that thoroughly hooked me. My Other Husband is fantastic in so many ways, it draws you into Cleo’s life, like your standing outside the window watching the drama unfold.It’s been a while since I’ve read a full book in one day but this was literally in my hand for the whole day. TW: racism, grooming, paedophilia, murder, sexism, misogyny, harassment, mental health, rape ⚠️ This was a really good slow burner that hits you with twists and turns when you least expect it. Managing to build a new life for herself with Wallace, she begins to live her dream, but this soon turns into a nightmare and Cleo is convinced that Heath is back, watching her and doing his very best to harm those people who mean the most to her. Like the other Dorothy Koomson novels I’ve read ( The Brighton Mermaid and I Know What You’ve Done), My Other Husband is mainly set in Brighton where the author lives.

Dorothy Koomson is my all time favourite author and I’m yet to read anything I didn’t like from her, this is no exception. I have to admit the start of the book is confusing, you’re thinking how it’s going to play out but also what’s going to happen.A clever and multi-layered dark thriller, My Other Husband is a gripping read that left me gasping in shock more than once.

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