Naomi and Ben Felton move into a house that was abandoned 20 years ago. Naomi is sure that the house is hiding secrets but her husband is acting oddly too. The unease becomes even more powerful when they meet neighbours Sara and Joan…
My Husband’s House is a psychological thriller set in the UK.
Moving house and being pregnant are stressful enough. But Naomi thinks it is more than just her hormones and stress causing the unsettled feeling she has had since moving in. Her husband knew exactly where he wanted all the furniture and seems to be acting negatively towards the neighbours.
Horrifying secrets about the house’s history add to Naomi feeling uncomfortable but she isn’t sure if she can rely on her new friend and neighbour. Sara’s own history means she makes assumptions about Naomi’s marriage and is distrustful. I liked Sara and Naomi and wondered if they would get past their own issues to become supportive and trusting friends.
The book is written mainly from Naomi and Sara first person perspectives although other characters also provide part of the narrative. Secrets are hinted at which builds anticipation and tension as we await a shift in the plot line. The house has a sinister feel to it right from the start so the setting feeds the atmosphere of uncertainty and mystery.
My Husband’s House is an enjoyably tense psychological thriller.
A new home. A loving wife. A secret that could kill…
With its peeling wallpaper and overgrown garden I know our new home isn’t perfect. But my husband Ben promises it’s the fresh start we need. I remind myself that he’s an amazing father to our two children, and that we have years of happy marriage behind us. He’s been distant for months but I’m desperate to believe the move will bring us back together.
When I meet our next-door neighbour Sara, I’m immediately relieved. She’s so welcoming and full of local gossip. But the moment she meets Ben I’m sure an angry frown flickers across her smiling face. Later he says I’m imagining things…
Why is my husband lying?
Then one night as I tuck our children into bed, the silence is broken by a knock on the front door. A stranger is standing on our doorstep. I turn to look at Ben’s face as he stares at her with unconcealed fury. Has he met this woman before? Nothing could prepare me for what she says:I know who you are. Get out of my house.
How well do I know the man I married? And by moving to this house, did I put my children’s lives in danger?
If you enjoyed reading The Housemaid, The Perfect Marriage and The Wife, you will love My Husband’s House. Gripping and totally addictive, you’ll be hooked from the first page.
Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taut, twisty psychological thriller. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ 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 HER HUSBAND’S HOUSE 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.