Book Reviews

Book Review: “The New Husband” by DJ Palmer

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Thank you @stmartinspress for my gifted copy of ‘The New Husband‘ by DJ Palmer! Happy Pub Date to this book as well!

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.

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This book grabbed my attention from the get-go & I think I like it more than Palmer’s last book, ‘Saving Meghan‘. This is an often intense, disturbing, suspenseful, twisty, domestic thriller that kind of gave me “The Stepfather”-movie vibes, but not totally. I flew through this one & it’s not that short, at about 384 pages.

Use BookStoreLink.com to find this book or any other books at your local independent bookstore. I always strongly encourage everyone to buy their books local whenever they can. Libro.fm, the audiobook app, is another great way to support independent bookstores. Like many businesses they need our sale now more than ever! It would pain me to see any independent bookstores close their doors permanently due to the Co-Vid 19 closures.

Be sure to keep an eye out for a new giveaway coming soon on my Instagram page. And as always…stay home, stay safe, stay sane. Now go wash your hands!

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