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The Loving Husband: You'd trust him with your life, wouldn't you...? Paperback – 2016
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Kent is an extremely fine writer and makes terrific use in particular of the Fens' waterlogged, empty landscape in which secrets can be easily buried if never quite forgotten ... Terrifyingly good Metro Shocking in the extreme. The Loving Husband is a twisted psychological thriller Sun Christobel Kent is one of our most assured thriller writers. The Loving Husband is a perfectly paced and plotted novel Good Housekeeping Firmly in the currently fashionable "domestic noir" genre, but this is no catchpenny trend-chasing; Kent effortlessly rises above other entries in the field ... the familiar is confronted and inverted and Kent's ace in the hole is her keen penetration of the characters' psychology, particularly that of beleaguered heroine Fran -- Barry Forshaw Financial Times Atmospheric and psychologically acute throughout Sunday Times Unsettling domestic thriller ... Spooky and skilfully written, this is one to race through Sunday Mirror A tautly plotted trail of red herrings, scares and eventual revelations that keep the Gone Girl fever-type buzz alive -- Jon Wise Weekend Sport A finely-crafted series of flashbacks ... excellent thriller ... tense, dense, extremely well-plotted and beautifully written, this is a fine example of the Domestic Noir genre Sunday Irish Independent Fans of a good old-fashioned page-turner will love this Closer A clever and claustrophobic tale Literary Review The critically-acclaimed author of The Crooked House, brings us this compulsive psychological thriller about family, secrets and the lies we tell ourselves ... With a distinctive style and menacing plot, Kent delivers a mesmerising read Peterborough Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Christobel Kent was born in London and educated at Cambridge. She has lived variously in Essex, London and Italy. Her childhood included several years spent on a Thames sailing barge in Maldon, Essex with her father, stepmother, three siblings and four step-siblings. She now lives in both Cambridge and Florence with her husband and five children. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I have to say I did NOT completely hate this book like it sounds, the main thing about this book is just how hard it is to read and get through, and comprehend. Not that the writing is hard to understand, It's just that it seems to go through your head but right after the line is over you have no idea what it said or was about, or what is going on, if that makes sense. It all honestly seems like a jumbled mess, I'm not sure if it is the way it was written or maybe there is just too much jumping around or too many characters in play, but there is just something there keeping it from making sense and sticking in your head. Now i have to say, (I read this on my Kindle paperwhite) this was only the case for the first 50-60% of the book, It really started to clear up at the end making it a way easier read, I don't know if maybe the Author did that on purpose or if it's suppose to add suspense or whatever I'm not a writer I don't know how these things work. What i can say is I am a very experienced reader, I usually read a book a day or couple a week depending on how busy my week is, Usually i pick up a book and read it all in one sitting in my downtime. There is something about the first 50% of this book that DOES NOT LET YOU read it like that, Honestly my brain was screaming "just quit, you don't have to finish it, just move on already!!!" But if there is anything I hate worse than giving a bad review It's giving up on a book.
In the end you get through the back on the book really quick, and the ending is good, this really should have been a good book, I just don't get what happened to the first half.
To be honest this book didn't really grip me, I found it very hard to warm to the main character Fran and found some of the story unbelievable. The style of writing was a little confusing as well, with some very short sentences and the constant changing between one period of time to another made it very hard to keep up with.
Overall the book was a good read and I didn't guess the ending so for that reason I am giving it 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.