Description from the Publishers through Netgalley
The New Husband is a riveting thriller about the lies we tell ourselves from D. J. Palmer, the author of Saving Meghan.
Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you know them.
Nina Garrity learned that the hard way after discovering that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But Glen’s gone—presumably drowned while fishing on his boat—so she can’t confront him about the affair or any of his other misdeeds. A year and a half after the accident, Nina considers herself a widow, even though the police never found a body. Following a chance encounter with Simon Fitch, a teacher from her daughter Maggie’s middle school, Nina finds love again and has hopes of putting her shattered life back together.
Simon, a widower still grieving the suicide of his first wife, has found his dream girl in Nina. His charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina’s teenage son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, but Maggie sees a far darker side to this new man in their lives. Even Nina’s good friends wonder if Simon is supremely devoted—or dangerously possessive.
But Nina is committed, not only to her soon-to-be new husband but also to resuming her former career as a social worker. Before she can move forward, however, Nina must first clear her conscience that she’s not making another terrible choice in a man. In doing so, she will uncover the shocking truth: the greatest danger to her, and her children, are the lies people tell themselves.
It is not easy to try and start your life over again, especially when there are vulnerable children involved. Nina is about to find that out the hard way. When her husband, the father of her children, goes missing and is presumed dead, Nina try to move on with her life. Her friends are not too sure that Simon is the right choice for her and her daughter Maggie is positive that he is not. Simon and Maggie seem to clash at every possible moment and Nina is feeling the strain. Even though certain things aren’t adding up for Nina, she is chalking it up to the stress that she and her family have just had to deal with.
Is Nina putting her family in jeopardy or is she really providing a new life for them? What will it take for her to see things clearly?
This was a quick paced, thrilling read. I really enjoyed it.
I gave this book 4 crowns.