#FiveBlushReview ~~ The New Husband by D.J. Palmer
The New Husband
Louisa’s 5 Blush Review
I am mainly a romance reader but there is one genre other than romance that intrigues me and it’s psychological thrillers and this book was exactly what I needed.
A new to me author, DJ Palmer hit the nail on the head. The twists and turns were intriguing and had me hooked.
Maggie was a pivotal character that I knew had some insight on Simon but there is no “proof” to back up her concerns. Her concerns that this new man in her mom’s life is the good man that he says he is. On the outside – Simon is perfect. He’s great to Nina and her children. Helps Nina recover from the disappearance and betrayal of her husband.
From the first chapter to the last word written, I had no idea what to expect, a ride I won’t soon forget. DJ Palmer kept me on the edge of my seat with the story that kept changes lanes, going fast, slowing down and then BAM, DEER IN THE ROAD… an OMG moment that I didn’t see coming.
One of my most “unputdownable” books of the year!
What makes Simon Fitch so perfect?
-He knows all her favorite foods, music, and movies.
-Her son adores him. He was there when she needed him most.
-He anticipates her every need.
-He would never betray her like her first husband.
The perfect husband. He checks all the boxes.
The question is, why?
Nina Garrity learned the hard way that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But with Glen gone―presumably drowned while fishing on his boat―she couldn’t confront him about the affair or find closure to the life he blew apart.
Now, a year and a half later, Nina has found love again and hopes she can put her shattered world back together. Simon, a widower still grieving the death of his first wife, thinks he has found his dream girl in Nina, and his charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina’s teenage son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, while her friends see a different side to him, and they aren’t afraid to use the word obsession.
Nina works hard to bridge the divide that’s come between her daughter and Simon. She wants so badly to believe her life is finally getting back on track, but she’ll soon discover that the greatest danger to herself and her children are the lies people tell themselves.