Book Review: It’s Always the Husband

Book Review: It’s Always the HusbandIt's Always the Husband
by Michele Campbell
on January 1st 1970
Pages: 320
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Mystery/Crime, Suspense/Thriller

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, even though they are as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge ... and someone else is urging her to jump.

How did things come to this?

As the novel cuts back and forth between their college years and their adult years, you see the exact reasons why these women love and hate each other—but can feelings that strong lead to murder? Or will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?

My Takeaway

I gobbled up this novel in one day! Although, the first half of the story moved a bit slow (hardly any suspense), the second half moved at an enjoyable, faster pace. From the beginning, it is obvious the Whipple Triplets (as they are known in college) have drastically different personalities, yet it works beautifully in this novel. I definitely would NOT like to have any of them as friends – really. The novel alternates between Kate, Jenny, and Aubrey’s college days and their very different lives 20 years later. I appreciated Campbell’s vivid writing and her portrayal of a small college town. The second half of the novel kept me intrigued and guessing until the end, (definitely a gotcha kind of ending). I think It’s Always the Husband, is a great beach read – especially if you like juicy drama and secrets with elements of suspense weaved into it.

I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for generously giving me an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

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