Art college dropout Lucie arrives in a Swiss ski resort looking for work – but instead finds love in the form of the handsome and charismatic Mathieu.
Matt seems like perfect husband material – especially when Lucie discovers he’s from a wealthy family. But Matt’s dark side soon emerges. Manipulative, controlling and abusive, he is anything but perfect and will tear the life she has built for herself and their six-year-old son JP apart.
Then, one fateful night, things come to a head in the most shocking way . . .
Wrongly accused of her husband’s murder and left fighting for her freedom in a foreign prison, Lucie is starting to lose her grip on reality. Now, she must summon all her strength to uncover the truth about Matt’s death and be reunited with her son – before it’s too late.
The clock is ticking . . . but who can she trust?
Previously published as The Art of Deception.
The story flicks between past and present with past leading up to the fateful night that finds Lucie in present day, in prison. It was good to get to know Lucie as a person as the past humanises her as I am sure we have all been blinded by love. As much as I could see the attraction in Matt, warning bells were going off in my head and I knew it could only lead to heartache for Lucie.
I think the thing that stands out to me the most in this story is the bond between Lucie and her son. It’s the thought of being out of prison and being able to be back with her son that keeps her strong and fighting to get released. Unfortunately not everyone wants the same and it has you constantly wanting to look over your shoulder as you don’t know who to trust.
Her Husband’s Secrets is a thriller that had me on edge throughout. The need to know of what happened that fateful night ensured I turned those pages and had me gripped. The author had me routing for Lucie and wanting to see justice for her. I was so caught up in it all that time in the real world escaped me and before I knew it I had come to the climax of it all and it didn’t disappoint. My first book by the author and certainly won’t be my last!
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Fab review! I really like the sound of this one. xx