Damaged people are dangerous – My Husband’s Girlfriend

My Husband’s Girlfriend by Sheryl Browne is masterful.  It is a story about damaged people.  Not necessarily bad people, but people who have themselves being harmed by the circumstances of life, and then become dangerous themselves. On the surface it is a simple story.  A couple splits up, and they both love their little boy Ollie.  They will both do anything they can to protect him.  But, life moves on and they meet new partners.  Then starts the dance of meeting the extended families, access and sharing their most precious child. Is Sarah simply jealous of her ex-husband’s new girlfriend who seems to be so perfect.  She is prepared to do absolutely anything for Ollie.  Her gut instinct tells her to be careful, but everything around her, including Laura, the girlfriend in question says not.  She is being unreasonable.  There is an explanation for everything.  Or is there? This is a brilliant psychological thriller that so many of us can relate to.  New families are the norm.  The big question is who should you trust. This book has loads of wonderful twists and turns that will keep you hooked right to the end (which without giving any spoilers is not the end I expected).

Book Description

Tucking her little boy Ollie into bed one night, Sarah notices his beloved teddy be cuddly toy, which she bought him when he was born, is missing and in its place is a new toy given to him by her ex-husband’s new girlfriend, Laura. When she asks Ollie about it, he begins to shift uncomfortably, before whispering ‘Laura told me a big secret and she said I can never tell you’.

Sarah’s heart sinks. But when she raises her concerns, nobody wants to listen. To everyone else, Laura is the perfect stepmother and Sarah is just the jealous ex-wife. But Sarah knew the moment she met Laura she couldn’t trust her, from her overly perfect stepmother act to the way she evaded questions about her own history.

Soon Ollie is asking to spend more time with his dad and Laura, and shrinking away from Sarah. Then, when she calls to him in the garden one day, Ollie doesn’t answer back. The garden is silent. Ollie’s sandpit is empty. Ollie has disappeared.

If you love a book that keeps twisting and turning, then you’ll love My Husband’s Girlfriend – it’s guaranteed to keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Claire McGowan, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell.

About the Author

Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taut, twisty psychological thrillers. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies where she completed her MA in Creative Writing. Sheryl has also obtained a Certificate of Achievement in Forensic Science and – according to readers – she makes an excellent psychopath. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller MY HUSBAND’S GIRLFRIEND comes to you from BOOKOUTURE. Her previous works include the DI Matthew Adams Crime Thriller series, along with contemporary fiction novels, The Rest of My Life and Learning to Love. Buy Links: Amazon: https://bit.ly/3dnGrxg Apple: https://apple.co/3fu6shi


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