Husband: Painter. Wife: Lawyer. Husband's inspiration: Young neighbor. Wife's first client: Suspected murderer. People with secrets: Everyone. Likelihood of pleasant outcome: Nil. — Mike Hare
It won t be so bad when you re there, says my new husband before kissing me on the mouth. He tastes of Rice Krispies and that strong toothpaste of his which I still haven t gotten used to. I know, I say before he peels off to the bus stop on the other side of the road. Two lies. Small white ones. Designed to make the other feel better. But that's how some lies start. Small. Well meaning. Until they get too big to handle.
When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything. But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door neighbor Carla may be only nine, but she has already learned that secrets are powerful things. That they can get her whatever she wants. When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep sixteen years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.
About the Author
Jane Corry is a writer and journalist and has spent time as the writer in residence of a high-security prison for men an experience that helped inspire My Husband s Wife, her debut thriller. Corry runs regular writing workshops and speaks at literary festivals worldwide, including The Women s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy. Until recently, she was a tutor in creative writing at Oxford University."