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It’s Always the Husband – Michele Campbell

“Kate, Aubrey and Jenny are inseparable at college friends who promised they’d always be there for each other.

But twenty years later, their friendship is about to take a deadly turn.

Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door, but when one of the friends dies in shocking circumstances, will everyone assume that it’s always the husband? Or could it be the best friend?”

Oh. My. Word. What a story! I wasn’t going to review this one as I was only reading it in preparation for reading the authors next release… but I HAVE to talk about this book! This story has a great plot that kept me guessing until the very last page. There are so many points where I thought I’d guessed whodunnit but then the author gave a twist and I was back to wondering again.

Based around the ‘Whipple Triplets’, Jenny, Kate and Aubrey, college room-mates who remain friends into their adult lives. During college Kate was the rich, beautiful and intelligent ‘IT’ girl; Jenny the bookish, career orientated prude and; Aubrey the broke, insecure hanger-on. The book charts their lives from college, to marriage, success, children and the revelation of long buried secrets.

When Kate is found dead on the banks of the local river on her 40th birthday, the town of Carlisle is caught up in a high-profile murder investigation. Was it the jealous husband? Was it the friend who always lived in Kate’s shadow? Was it the friend who saw Kate as a threat? Or did Kate jump?

The main story is that of Kate. She’s not a nice character by any stretch of the imagination! Spoilt and entitled she’s a real charmer who throughout her life has her friends, husband and lover(s) wrapped around her little finger. The only person who can see what she is is her father. After an incident during her freshman year at college he tries some tough love to straighten her out. This along with the ‘incident’ however sets the course for the rest of the story.

I don’t like to give too much away about the actual story in my reviews. A book should be for the reader to discover the ins and outs of the story! Needless to say this is an incredibly plotted story that I will be recommending to all! A 5-star book!

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