Secrets can be deadly.
After Rose’s husband meets a tragic end, she and her son leave Wisconsin in order to escape to her hometown of Bury, New Hampshire, and the family she left twenty years ago, for good reason.
Hot on her tail is a Detective from Milwaukee who is positive that Rose has something to hide, which of course, she does. The question, however, is whether Rose is hiding something about her past, or her present.
A mystery/suspense that was, unfortunately, lacking in the suspense department for this armchair detective as I guessed both plot points from the very beginning.
“The Dead Husband” is the second novel that I’ve read by Carter Wilson and while I enjoyed this, I preferred “Mister Tender’s Girl.”
A buddy read with Kaceey.
Thank you to NetGalley, Poisoned Pen Press, and Carter Wilson for the arc.
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Is it true… you can never go home?
Well, no one told Rose that. As she packed up her son and her life and returned home to Bury New Hampshire. Back to her father’s house. A place she swore she would never return to.
So what made Rose finally come home. Well, perhaps the fact that her husband tragically died. But can she leave the past behind?
Not so fast Rose!
Detective Colin Pearson is hot on her trail. He is convinced Rose is responsible for her husband’s death and will go to any length to prove it.
A family filled with secrets. They are about to be unraveled and no one will come out unscathed.
This was a fast and fun thriller though perhaps not the most memorable in a genre that is currently exploding with wild twists determined to shock the reader. Yes, we did have a few stunning moments but they felt a bit far-fetched.
Overall I enjoyed the writing by this author and look forward to reading more of his books.
A buddy read with Susanne
Thank you to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for granting my wish.