The Second Husband: A Novel

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Emma’s husband was murdered just over two years ago, a crime that was never solved. She’s since gotten remarried to Tom. As they are settling into their new life together, a detective visits Emma to let her know that they are reopening her first husband’s case. It seems that they have some new information, and they are beginning to look at Tom. Emma discovers that he had been keeping tabs on her long since before they met and she was a widow. Could The Second Husband have done in the first?

The story itself is okay; it has a few twists and turns and plenty of second guessing. However, it felt unfinished. Things didn’t seem to wrap up, and instead of leaving you in suspense, it just felt like it wasn’t completed. I’m not sure if that was purposeful or incidental, since it was an uncorrected proof that I received. If you enjoy Kate White’s other thrillers, you may enjoy this one. I wouldn’t really recommend it to thriller fans in general, as it’s not very thrilling. It’s mostly just following Emma around as she constantly second guesses herself. Definitely not the most exciting mystery.

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Author Kate White
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date 28-Jun-2022
ISBN 9780062945457
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Issue July 2022
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller