Not for the faint-hearted

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & Dvd/Blu-Ray - Her Hus­band’s Lover Ju­lia Crouch Head­line £14.99

START­ING with a car chase and crash and sub­se­quent blaze, this book be­gins as it means to go on – ut­terly thrilling!

Louisa wakesin­hos­pi­tal; her hus­band Sam’s dead and her two young chil­dren are gone, vic­tims of the ac­ci­dent in which he was killed. Af­ter t he hor­rors of her past, Louisa’s des­per­ate for a fresh start. Shegets a glossy new job as a de­signer, buys a new flat and falls on her feet when she meets an Ado­nis of a toy-boy, Adam.

The only span­ner in the work­sisSo­phie, the wom­anSamhad­been­havin­ganaf­fair with be­fore he died.

Hav­ing given birth to Sam’s child, So­phie’s de­ter­mined to take what she be­lieves she’s owed – the life she’d have had if Sam had lived. From the out­set, Louisa earns our sym­pa­thy as we dis­cover how badly she was treat­ed­bySa­mandthose­whoshould have cared for her in the past, but like all thrillers, all’s not as it seems and Crouch de­liv­ers an un­ex­pected twist that’ll make you wish the story wasn’t nearly over. A grip­ping thriller penned by a bril­liant writer, but not for the faint-hearted. Re­view by Lisa Hyl­ton. Which bird fea­tured in ti­tle of an­other Crouch book? En­tries to Alex Gor­don, Hus­band com­pe­ti­tion­byFe­bru­ary 2.

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