Nina’s husband, Glenn, made news in their small New Hampshire town when he disappeared and rumors began to circulate about Glenn. Then Nina met Simon, a middle school teacher. He is perfect. He is kind and sensitive and tries to make Nina’s life better. Everyone is adapting to their new life, except Nina’s daughter, Maggie. Maggie hates Simon. She refuses to “adapt” to Simon being part of the family. Maggie thinks Simon is evil and she refuses to let go of the notion.
As Nina struggles to go to work again and deal with Maggie, she starts to question Simon. He’s isolating her from her friends, telling her she’s forgetting things she’s sure never happened, and resents her working.
Then Maggie gets a message from someone saying he’s Glenn. Just when you think you have everything figured out, the floor drops out from under you.
The New Husband is a roller coaster ride of the best kind – lots of twists and turns, ups and downs. I loved this book. DJ Palmer knows how to build suspense and expertly plot a thriller. The twists and turns are believable. The plotting is genius. If you are not reading DJ Palmer, you are missing out.
I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book and received no compensation in exchange for this review. The opinions expressed herein are mine and mine alone.