The Second Husband ~ by Louise Candlish

the-second-husbandI finished The Second Husband last weekend, but didn’t have my laptop (it was sick & at the laptop hospital), so I couldn’t post about this book. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was really liking this book – I’d never read one that had a plot like this. Quite scary to think that there are men out there like Davis Calder!

Basically, the book is about Kate Easton, a divorced single mom who is forced to carve up her London flat & take in a tenant. The results are devastating – to her personally & to her already crumbling relationship with her 17 year old daughter Roxy. Kate falls for Davis – the 1st man she has allowed herself  to love since her husband left her for another woman. They embark on an affair while Kate’s children are on holiday in South Africa, which Kate ends upon their return. She tells Davis he must vacate the flat, so that she won’t have to torment herself – only to have Davis propose.

Against her better judgement Kate accepts  & they marry. On return from their honeymoon in the south of France Kate discovers the worst – Davis is having an affair with her daughter, Roxy!!  The only reason he proposed is to be near Roxy. Once the affair is discovered Davis & Roxy disappear & Kate must do what she can (with the help of her ex-husband, Alistair) to bring Roxy back.

Definitely a good read & while you basically know what happens by reading the blurb on the back of the book, this is one that I would recommend reading!


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