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The Guilty Husband by Stephanie DeCarolis

In my opinion...

For a first novel, this quick read with a glitzy setting had a plot that did keep me hanging on to the end, even though I felt I knew what was going to happen.

At times the dialogue felt a little sign posted and clunky in explaining the story; maybe I’ve read one too many novels in this genre recently, as I just wasn’t convinced by the characters, and expected the detective to do more detecting!

The story is full of twists and lies, and I would also have liked to see some of the backstories to why people were lying to be developed more.

The structure of using different viewpoints and timelines moves the plot along rapidly, and despite my reservations I was hooked & wanted to find out ‘whodunnit’. There are several red herrings, but all loose ends are neatly tied up by the end.

Thank you NetGalley & HQ for my place on the blog tour.

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Vince Taylor has everything he could dream of. He’s the CEO of a tech firm in New York City, owns a beautiful home, and most importantly, he is married to Nicole – the woman who stole his heart the first moment he set eyes on her. Together they have built the perfect life.


But when Layla, a stunning young intern at Vince’s company is found dead, all eyes are suddenly on him. Vince has a secret that threatens to tear their perfect world apart…

He was having an affair with Layla. And he’ll do anything to cover his tracks.


When the police discover Vince lied about their relationship, they are convinced they have found Layla’s killer.

If Vince kept quiet about the affair… what else is he guilty of?

My rating...

An enjoyable mid month stop for three glasses of bubbles


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