It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, May 16, 2017

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?

Three college roommates are haunted by the past which threatens their existence in present day when a death occurs and the past wreaks havoc on a list of suspects who could have done the deed. The book pulled me in immediately with a secret that the author divvied up in scene after scene after scene, creating a compelling drama of deceit, jealousy and hatred. What happens next is contained in this cleverly written tome where the narrative encompasses how well this book is staged that kept me enthralled in all the interactions taken place with the various characters who all played a pivotal role in the outcome and boy what an outcome this was when it came to light what really happened. That I didn’t see coming. Bravo to the author for the execution of this well written and engaging story that boasted an eclectic cast of characters, an imposing background setting and dialogue befitting this multi-plot drama. This was a terrific read and I’m glad to see this author back with a new book.

FTC Full Disclosure – I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from the author.

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