Book Review: The New Husband by D.J. Palmer

The New Husband

Author: D.J. Palmer

Publication Date: 14 April 2020

Genre: Adult Fiction – Psychological Thriller

Pages: 384

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

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. 

I fully admit that the best of this reading experience was January LaVoy, and I don’t care what anyone thinks lol.

Right from the beginning, this was a complex psychological thriller that had me gripped. I was immediately sucked into this new life that Nina Garrity was attempting to settle into with Simon Fitch following the disappearance of Nina’s husband Glen two years prior. Simon seemed like the answer to Nina’s prayers, but was he?

There were so many twists and turns in this one. Some you knew were coming, but some of them left my jaw on the floor. I don’t want to give away anything in this one, but it really makes you question how well you know someone.

If you’re looking for a great escape during these crazy times, pick this one up!

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for my review copy. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.

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