The Dead Husband – Carter Wilson

Another book by Carter Wilson that didn’t disappoint!

Thanks to Poisoned Pen Press for the free copy in exchange for my honest review

THE DEAD HUSBAND – Carter Wilson (Released May 4th, 2021)

Book Description:

A murderer, a victim, and a witness… but no one in this house is innocent

Twenty years ago an unspeakable tragedy rocked Rose Yates’s small, affluent hometown… and only Rose and her family know the truth about what happened.

Haunted by guilt, Rose escaped into a new life. Now she seems to have it all: a marriage, a son, a career. And then her husband is found dead.

As far as Detective Colin Pearson is concerned, Rose is guilty. Her marriage wasn’t as happy as she’d led everyone to believe, and worse, she’s connected to a twenty-year-old cold case. She can play the part of the victim, but he won’t let her or her family escape justice this time around.

Grieving her husband and struggling to make ends meet, Rose returns home, hoping to finally confront her domineering father and unstable sister. But memories of a horrific crime echo through the house, and Rose soon learns that she can’t trust anyone, especially not the people closest to her.

From USA Today bestselling author Carter Wilson comes a story of deception, hereditary sin, and what we’ll do to protect our own.

My Thoughts: 5/5 stars

It’s no secret that I love Carter Wilson’s books. MISTER TENDER’S GIRL is still one of my favorite books and I will always recommend it. In his newest book, THE DEAD HUSBAND, we meet a mother and her young son returning to her childhood home after the untimely death of her husband. Her past and present collide and we get some fun reveals in the end!

Rose and her son have returned to the small town and family she left behind for a life of her own. She’s a successful thriller writer under a pen name and one of her books catches the eye of a detective. A woman killing her husband by crushing sleeping pills in his liquor to appear to be an overdose – just like her husband died. Coincidence? Well, consider the case open again to get some more details.

Not only does Rose have a detective following her but she also needs to deal with her father and obnoxious sister. There was absolutely nothing likeable about her and the father was just as bad. They have a secret they don’t want getting out from their teenage years and her newest book is threatening that.

The Yates family is twisted, that’s for sure! You have to give Rose credit for leaving her father’s support and money in order to be independent and do what she wanted. Her husband was horrible but enough for her to murder him? I wasn’t anticipating the end and loved all the suspense as it was building. Another win for me and Wilson remains an auto-buy author!

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