Books from the Backlog #162

Posted May 6, 2021 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 9 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #162The New Husband by D.J. Palmer
ISBN: 9781250107497
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on April 14, 2020
Genres: Domestic, Family Life, Fiction, Marriage & Divorce, Thrillers
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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The New Husband is a riveting thriller about the lies we tell ourselves from D. J. Palmer, the author of Saving Meghan.

What makes Simon Fitch so perfect?

-He knows all her favorite foods, music, and movies.
-Her son adores him. He was there when she needed him most.
-He anticipates her every need.
-He would never betray her like her first husband.

The perfect husband. He checks all the boxes.

The question is, why?

Nina Garrity learned the hard way that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But with Glen gone—presumably drowned while fishing on his boat—she couldn't confront him about the affair or find closure to the life he blew apart.

Now, a year and a half later, Nina has found love again and hopes she can put her shattered world back together. Simon, a widower still grieving the death of his first wife, thinks he has found his dream girl in Nina, and his charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina's teenage son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, while her friends see a different side to him, and they aren't afraid to use the word obsession.

Nina works hard to bridge the divide that’s come between her daughter and Simon. She wants so badly to believe her life is finally getting back on track, but she’ll soon discover that the greatest danger to herself and her children are the lies people tell themselves.

Why did I add The New Husband  to my bookshelf?

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book from the publisher back in February 2020. It sounds exactly like the kind of book that I usually enjoy and I was excited about it. Sometimes life just does not go as planned. I ended up spending February 2020 worried about cancer after my mammogram showed some areas of concern. (Everything worked out well in the end – thank goodness!) Then March happened. And the pandemic. And you know the rest. You would have thought that I would be reading more in those weeks that I worked from home but that wasn’t really the case. D.J. Palmer has recently released a new book which also looks good to me but it also reminded me that I still have this one on my shelf.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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9 responses to “Books from the Backlog #162

  1. I’m not surprised at all that your mind was too distracted to pick up the books you had just picked out. This still sounds like a real attention-grabber so maybe this year. 🙂