Brief content of the book:
Jess, Priyanka and Stephanie are happily married to men they think they know inside out.
Each woman then receives a letter accusing her husband of sexual assault 20 years ago.
Who do they believe, what should they do and can they come together when their lives are turned upside down?
A compelling, beautifully crafted thriller about consent, friendship and prejudice that asks: would you sacrifice your family life to support another woman?
Good Husbands is an engaging, compelling and thought-provoking read. The story follows three wives who receive a letter from someone named Holly with serious accusations against their husbands.
At first I thought it would be interesting to see how differently these three reacted to the news. Jess, the self-appointed leader of the group, automatically believed the letter, while the other two reluctantly believed the letter despite all the evidence. It made me wonder how I would react if I received such a letter and what I would do.
After the dramatic opening, the story returns, allowing the reader to look into each character’s past and understand why the women’s reactions were so different. Each of the women decides to get revenge on their husbands in different, exciting (and maybe a little hypercritical) ways that were fun to watch.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this author in the future. The author took a difficult subject and handled it in a gentle and thought-provoking way. The plot was very exciting and I enjoyed watching everything unfold.
Many thanks to Ann Cater for inviting me on the blog tour and to Octopus for my copy of this book.
About the author:
Kate Rae writes suspenseful novels with compelling moral dilemmas, highlighting issues affecting women today. Her stories are created to be cherished by readers and shared with book lovers everywhere. She is the author of four previous suspense novels published under the name Cath Weeks. ELLE called her “an author to watch.” Kate lives in Bath with her family.