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It's Always the Husband

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It's Always the Husband

A Novel

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past. And Jenny was a striver—brilliant, ambitious, and determined to succeed. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other.

But twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump.

How did it come to this?

Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door. But how can these three women love and hate each other? Can feelings this strong lead to murder? When one of them dies under mysterious circumstances, will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it's always the husband?

A suspenseful, absorbing audiobook that examines the complexities of friendship, It's Always the Husband will keep readers guessing right up to its shocking conclusion.

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past. And Jenny was a striver—brilliant, ambitious, and determined to succeed. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other.

But twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump.

How did it come to this?

Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door. But how can these three women love and hate each other? Can feelings this strong lead to murder? When one of them dies under mysterious circumstances, will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it's always the husband?

A suspenseful, absorbing audiobook that examines the complexities of friendship, It's Always the Husband will keep readers guessing right up to its shocking conclusion.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 6, 2017
    Thrust together as roommates freshman year at New Hampshire’s tony Carlisle College (think Dartmouth) sometime in the 1990s, three wildly disparate young women forge a bond that will shape—and later shatter—their lives in this suspenseful if soapy debut from former federal prosecutor Campbell. You can’t blame emotionally needy scholarship student Aubrey Miller, daughter of a struggling Las Vegas single mom, or even hypercompetent townie Jenny Vega, for being sucked into the orbit of dazzling, daring golden girl Kate Eastman, along with Carlisle’s most eligible males, including fabulously rich Griff Rothenberg and hunky hockey player Lucas Arsenault (who also happens to have been Jenny’s high school crush). But anyone too close to the dangerously troubled Kate risks getting burnt, as evidenced in a shocking tragedy freshman spring—and murder two decades later. Demonstrating diabolical plotting chops and an ability to convincingly conjure settings, Campbell crafts a twisty page-turner that might have been even more powerful if so many of the principals didn’t prove rotten at the core. 100,000 announced first printing. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency.

  • AudioFile Magazine Narrator January LaVoy's considerable talents are a major factor in transitioning this novel successfully from print to audio. The familiar device of college roommates with dark secrets reuniting later in life forms the basis of a mystery that tests the clich� of the husband being the prime suspect when a wife is murdered. LaVoy's skillful use of tone manages to immediately define each of the lead characters. As the plot shifts between college days and the present, LaVoy's clarity and pacing keep the action moving and the shifting settings clear while seamlessly folding new actors into the mix. Listeners who stay with the story will be rewarded by learning whether it really is the husband who did it. M.O.B. � AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine
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